Assistant Professor of Spanish
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 223885
Atlanta, GeorgiaDepartment Information The School of Modern Languages (www.modlangs.gatech.edu) emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as joint B.S. degrees in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We also offer graduate programs: an M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (jointly with the School of Literature, Media and Communication) and an M.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies. The School is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human and social context of engineering, business, science, and technology. Job Summary The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin on August 1, 2021. We are seeking a specialization in Spanish for the Professions, Spanish for Specific Purposes and/or Applied Spanish Language Pedagogy. This position is full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year).Required Qualifications The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD in Spanish or a related field earned by the appointment start date of August 1, 2021; (2) native or near native proficiency in Spanish; (3) an active research and publication agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching of Spanish, from introductory to advanced levels. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.Preferred Qualifications An ideal candidate for this position will bring expertise in Spanish for the Professions/Spanish for Specific Purposes. In particular, we seek an expert in holistic approaches to applied language learning who combines technical and scientific contexts with language acquisition informed by inter- and cross-cultural studies. Expertise or interest in the areas of Global Health and Health Humanities, (Im)migration, Latin American and LatinX/Latino Studies, Sustainability, or Environmental Studies is especially attractive. We seek candidates who bring an ambitious and entrepreneurial scholarly agenda and who have demonstrated experience with innovative curriculum development in applied Spanish language studies. Interest or experience in teaching in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented toward business, technology, culture, and sustainability is highly desired.We seek colleagues with a commitment to collegiality, to the enhancement and expansion of the program as a whole and graduate studies in particular, and to extracurricular activities that serve our diverse student body. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required.Required Documents to Attach Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, portfolio that includes a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (preferably recently published), and names and contact information for at least three references. Finalists will be asked to submit original transcripts from their PhD-granting institution reflecting degree conferral date.Apply Before Date Application are encouraged to apply by March 17, 2021 for optimal consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Application review will begin on March 19, 2021. Virtual semi-finalist interviews are expected to be conducted last week of March 2021, with finalist interviews planned for the month of April 2021.Contact Information Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Paul Alonso at [email protected].Equal Employment Opportunity Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.