Lecturer of Spanish

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Lecturer of Spanish


DAL-World Languages and Linguistic-514260

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Salary Information:

Salary commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

At the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences we serve the needs of all students, traditional and non-traditional. We are committed to the values of diversity, creativity, leadership, integrity and lifelong learning. These values are the foundation of the University’s mission to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities.
Our faculty excel in teaching, research, and service. The faculty are recognized for their innovative pedagogy and expertise. They are committed to student-centered educational opportunities that provide career-ready skills and lifelong learning. Our curriculum builds foundational knowledge required for all academic degree programs at the University, emphasizing communication skills, analytical reasoning, leadership, and independent thought. The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to innovative programs that prepare our students to compete effectively in a rapidly changing job market or to pursue post-graduate education.

Position Summary:

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a faculty position in Spanish, beginning Fall 2021.

This position is being offered at the Lecturer level. We seek an energetic, innovative, and student-centric Spanish language educator who can contribute to the Spanish program by teaching such courses as Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Elementary Spanish, and Intermediate Spanish, including Early College High School sessions. The successful candidate for this position will also provide leadership in developing curricula and experiential learning opportunities for diverse student populations, with internships in business and industry sectors and service-learning in Spanish-speaking communities.

We are interested in building a high-quality applied Spanish program with a focus on bilingual and biliteracy workplace skills leading to career opportunities, particularly for heritage language students. We seek an educator who can help develop a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, as well as possible graduate level programs. .
RESPONSIBILITIES: Expectations for lecturers at UNT-Dallas include excellent teaching and service, resulting in contributions equivalent to a four-course load each semester. This workload expectation can be fulfilled through a combination of teaching, service, and program development. Faculty are also expected to participate in such service activities as curriculum development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, and committee leadership.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Masters in Spanish or other closely related field
• Evidence for excellence in teaching Spanish at the university level
• Experience in teaching a range of Spanish courses, such as Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, and Spanish for the Professions
• Availability to teach day and evening face-to-face courses • Willingness to teach Early College High School courses
• Academic experience in recruiting and retention of culturally diverse student populations
• Demonstrated experience developing and teaching online and hybrid courses on Canvas Platform
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Spanish or other closely related field
• Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship
• Experience in curriculum development and developing interdisciplinary degree programs
• Experience in developing and implementing service learning and experiential learning in curricular and co-curricular settings
• Experience in service activities for university and community
• Experience in grant writing or grant management
• Demonstrated ability in training and supervising instructors of Spanish

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for at least three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to https://jobs.untsystem.edu/. Statement of teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and student evaluations are encouraged to be submitted as optional materials. Questions can be directed to Dr. Mara Vaughn at [email protected] Zoom interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted. Finalists will be required to present a job talk and teaching demonstration via Zoom.
For best consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time