Assistant Professor of Spanish (two positions to be filled)
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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 TitleAssistant Professor of Spanish (two positions to be filled)Requisition201900082FRankAssistant ProfessorFLSA statusExemptHiring Salary
Competitive salary based on education and experience.Position CategoryPosition TypeFull-Time Tenure TrackCollegeCollege of Humanities and Social SciencesDepartmentDept of World Languages and CulturesQuicklinkhttp://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/23052 Refer Applicants To Contact NameDr. Leif FrenchTitle
Chair of World Languages and Cultures
Professor of Applied Linguistics/French
Department of World Languages & Cultures
Sam Houston State University
1901 University Avenue
Huntsville, TX 77341
The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WOLC) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) invite applications for two (2) dynamic full-time tenure-track faculty members in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The required teaching load is 6 courses annually and consists of teaching Spanish language and culture-related courses in Spanish or English (with online and face-to-face delivery) at the elementary, intermediate, advanced, and graduate levels. The start date for both positions is August 2020.
Teaching responsibilities are both at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston) and online. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The College welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.Educational Requirements for the Position
Position 1: Candidates must have an earned PhD by August 2020 in Spanish applied linguistics or related field (e.g., second language pedagogy, languages in contact, bilingualism/multilingualism, Hispanic studies, language-learning technology, etc.) with documented interest and/or expertise in Spanish for professional purposes. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application must have a scheduled defense before August 2020 for their application to be considered. Candidates with strong interest in or demonstrated expertise in Spanish for professional purposes, such as healthcare, criminal justice, or business, are especially encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge of and/or experience with second language acquisition, Spanish for heritage speakers, and/or Hispanic-serving institutions.
Position 2: Candidates must have an earned PhD by August 2020 in Spanish applied linguistics or related field (e.g., bilingualism/multilingualism, languages in contact, etc.) with documented interest and/or expertise in Spanish interpretation/translation. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application must have a scheduled defense before August 2020 for their application to be considered. Candidates with strong interest in or demonstrated expertise in Spanish interpretation or translation are especially encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge of and/or experience with Spanish for heritage speakers, US varieties of Spanish, and/or developing community outreach through internships or service learning opportunities.Experience Required for the Position
Additional Preferences for Both Positions:
Expertise/promise in applying new technologies to teaching language and culture.
Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills.Other Requirements for the PositionSpecial Instructions Summary
Required Application Materials:
Interested candidates must submit their application documents online. Only application packages complete by the deadline of January 15, 2020 will be considered; each package must include all eight categories:
1)a cover letter clearly addressing specific qualifications for Position 1 or Position 2;
2)a diversity statement demonstrating commitment to working with diverse student populations, faculty, and communities;
3)a full CV;
4)a copy of graduate transcripts (must include a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Spanish courses);
5)a statement of teaching philosophy;
6)evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports);
7)a statement presenting current and future research in field of specialization (providing a summary of research accomplishments and an agenda for future research in the field of specialization); and
8)three recent letters of recommendation (preferably at least one letter will address candidate’s promise as a teacher)
If you are uploading a placeholder file in lieu of directly uploading your application materials, please indicate how your letters will be submitted (e.g., Interfolio, direct email, etc).
All documents must be received by the deadline, including letters of recommendation, for the application to be considered.
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 FilledYes 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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- * 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
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- Cover Letter
- Diversity & Inclusion Statement
- Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Teaching Evaluations
- Statement of Research & Goals
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- Letter of Recommendation 3