Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Job Title:

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Foreign Languages

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

Working Title :

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (www.foreign.ecu.edu) is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. It is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that offers a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literatures with seven concentration areas: French, French Education, German, German Education, Hispanic Studies, Hispanic Studies Education, and Global Studies; minors in French, German, and Hispanic Studies; a Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies, an advanced language and culture option in the Master of Arts in International Studies, and a Hispanic Studies teaching area in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). The Department offers Greek, Latin, Russian, and Japanese in support of Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary minors in Classical Studies, Russian Studies, and Asian Studies, and concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in multidisciplinary studies in Classics, Classical Civilization, Russian Studies, and Asian Studies.

Job Duties :

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, fixed-term faculty position at the rank of Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (depending upon qualifications) beginning Fall 2021. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching all levels of Spanish with a teaching load of four courses per semester.

Minimum Education/Experience :

MA in Spanish is required, or MA with 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching field for an appointment as Teaching Instructor. For an appointment as Teaching Assistant Professor, PhD in the teaching field is required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

The ideal candidates will have experience teaching all levels of Spanish, particularly at the lower-levels, using communicative teaching practices; the ability to teach at higher levels is a plus. We welcome applicants who have an interest in teaching undergraduate courses in the Arts and Sciences in both English and Spanish related to the Spanish- speaking world (including the USA) as well as Global Studies.

A commitment to teaching and willingness to do university service such as curriculum development, recruitment, and outreach.

Candidates will have the ability to teach online and/or hybrid courses; and/or experience incorporating innovative approaches in teaching language classes

Special Instructions to Applicant :

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a cover letter of interest and curriculum vitae online at www.jobs.ecu.edu. Arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be sent through the PeopleAdmin system. Also, please provide the names of and contact information for three current references.

Screening will begin March 10, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Official transcript is required upon employment.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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Open Until Filled:


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Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Posted: 2/9/2021
Application Due: 4/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time