2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Job description

Wells College is seeking applicants for a Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, beginning August 16, 2021.  We seek a colleague committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion who is capable of teaching more than one non-English language in the college’s General Education Curriculum.  Recent offerings have included courses in American Sign Language, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.  Scholars of these languages as well as others not listed are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student-centered undergraduate education.

Wells College is a private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to meet the challenges of the future, Wells College is seeking to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all to thrive. Our student body includes 35% of students identifying as a student of color and 32% who are first-generation college students.

Required Qualifications:

·       Ph.D. in at least one non-English language; ABD considered


·       Undergraduate teaching experience


·       Demonstrated ability to teach at least two non-English languages


·       Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion




Applications should be submitted online in PDF at www.wells.edu/employment and include a cover letter; CV; statements of teaching, scholarship, and diversity; and names and contact information for three references.  Complete applications received by May 1 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.  Offer of employment is contingent on a successful background screening.




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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 6/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time