Assistant Professor of Spanish (Coordinator Lower-Level Spanish Courses)

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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title Assistant Professor of Spanish (Coordinator Lower-Level Spanish Courses) Requisition 201900034F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary<br /><br /><a href=

Competitive salary based on education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of World Languages and Cultures Quicklink Refer Applicants To

Contact Name Dr. Leif French Title

Chair of World Languages and Cultures
Professor of Applied Linguistics / French
Department of World Languages
Sam Houston State University
1901 University Avenue
Box 2147
Huntsville, Texas 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-1979 Contact Email [email protected] Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

Teaching, scholarship, and service

Educational Requirements for the Position


Experience Required for the Position

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to coordinate the department’s elementary and intermediate Spanish language curriculum (1000 and 2000 levels, approximately 1500 students per academic year) and teach 4 courses per year.

Other Requirements for the Position

The candidate will teach primarily at the undergraduate level (lower-division Spanish language courses) and, occasionally, at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in field of specialization. Duties include but are not limited to: syllabus and curriculum design; program assessment; recruitment of students and instructors; scheduling courses and labs; working with office staff on enrollment management; planning professional development workshops and actively participating in the department’s Language Learning and Teaching Workshop Series. The coordinator reports directly to the department chair.

Qualifications: PhD in Spanish with specialization in Foreign and/or Heritage Language Education, Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition or Applied Linguistics; experience developing curriculum for Spanish Heritage Learners and Spanish for Specific Purposes; knowledge of current concepts and methods in foreign language learning and instruction, including those related to online course delivery; willingness to teach online courses; familiarity with ACTFL standards and OPI scales; outstanding scholarly potential in field of specialization; outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills as well as demonstrated capacity to provide effective goal-oriented leadership to instructors. Teaching responsibilities are at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston), and online.
In addition to those qualifications stated above, preference will be given to candidates with previous language-program coordination as well as specialization in testing and assessment practices applied to college/university-level language learning.

Special Instructions Summary

REQUIRED Application Materials:
Job Letter
Full CV
Three letters of recommendation
Diversity statement
Research statement
Statement of teaching philosophy
Evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports)
Copy of Graduate Transcripts
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled Yes EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
  5. Statement of Research & Goals
  6. Teaching Evaluations
  7. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3




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Posted: 4/19/2019
Application Due: 5/4/2019
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