Modern Languages and Literatures - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - SPANISH

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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - SPANISH Department Modern Languages and Literatures School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Academic Year 2019-2020 Academic Semester Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Anticipated start date 08/16/2019 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) Position/Job Summary
Ithaca College's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applicants for a tenure track assistant professorship in Spanish to begin August 2019 to teach all levels of language, literature, and culture. We are especially interested in candidates with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.). Applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in the department, including the Ithaca College Core Curriculum.

Area of specialty is open, but preferred candidates must demonstrate the ability to complement existing areas of department expertise; and will show initiative in engaging with College-wide programs.
Position/Job Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD in Spanish/Hispanic Studies or a similar relevant scholarly area; if not yet complete, PhD must be in hand no later than time of appointment (August 2019). With the major focus at Ithaca College on teaching, excellence in teaching is a critical factor in hiring decisions. Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in scholarship is also required; commitment to undergraduate education; native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Applicants must apply on-line at: Questions about on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Under separate cover, please send three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and an example of an original syllabus and teaching philosophy to: Dr. Maria DiFrancesco, Chair, Spanish Search, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College, 411 Muller Faculty Center, Ithaca, NY, 14850-7285.
Review of applications will begin on Oct. 21st and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must be available for Skype or FaceTime semi-finalist interviews, with on-campus interviews anticipated to occur late in the fall 2018 semester.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description College description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes Is this position covered by the SEIU? No Vacancy ID F2124

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      Posted: 9/20/2018
      Application Due: 11/7/2018
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