Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Posting DetailsPosition Information Position Number 001689 Functional Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Position Type Non-Tenure Stream Position Eclass FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn University Information
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) is engaged in cross-cultural research, teaching, and service within diverse local and global connections. It is a large department in the College of Arts and Sciences with 46 full-time faculty members: 14 tenure-line and 32 full-time lecturers or visiting assistant professors. Additional instruction is provided by 11 part-time lecturers and varying numbers of teaching assistants and tutors.
Eight languages are taught in LLC: American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The department has approximately 200 first- and second-majors pursuing a BA degree in Spanish or a BA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with concentrations in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, K-12 Teaching Licensures (French, Spanish) and Global Languages and Communities. Minors are available in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. LLC also has about 15 graduate students pursuing the MA degree in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies or Spanish or the MEd or MAT degree in French or Spanish. In addition, the department offers a 15-hour Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies. The Department actively participates in foreign language studies consortia within the UNC distance education system as well as in interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, particularly the International and Global Studies Program (IGS). Online courses, including four-semester language sequences (French, German, Spanish) and an Online German Minor program are available to distance learning students across the globe.Position Summary
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UNC Greensboro.Minimum Qualifications
Native or near-native proficiency required; Ph.D. required by August 1, 2019Preferred Qualifications
Specialization open, with possibilities to include: Afro-Latin American literature and culture, Contemporary Caribbean literature and culture, Contemporary Spanish literature and culture (multi-cultural, multi-regional Spain), Afro-Latino, Indigenous and Chicano Studies, Diaspora Studies, Trans-Atlantic Studies, including pre-19th century. Experience/Interest in engaging diverse student populations through innovative curricular and co-curricular offerings a must. Evidence of mentoring capabilities desirable.Tenure Status Not on Track Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin May 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. UNC Greensboro is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants of all diverse populations are encouraged to apply.
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Candidates can also submit email addresses generated by Interfolio to have individual letters submitted to the SpartanTalent system. Instructions for the Interfolio Online Application delivery service can be found here: https://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/dossier.pdf.Recruitment Range Competitive Org #-Department Languages Literatures and Cultures - 12217 Job Open Date 04/23/2019 For Best Consideration Date 05/06/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Permanent Time Limited Duration
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