Academic Professional

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Academic Professional


Franklin College Romance Languages

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Benefits Eligible


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, candidates should visit and provide all the requested materials: cover letter, CV, and contact information (name and email) for three references who can address the qualifications indicated above. (Upon receipt of the application, the three references will be notified to submit letters of recommendation at the same website. At least two of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching record.) Finalists will be asked to also submit a teaching portfolio, and a statement of teaching philosophy and program development. To guarantee full consideration, please submit application materials by April 23, 2021. The candidate selected for hire will also be required to provide original transcripts showing degrees earned. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Robert Moser, at [email protected]

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Academic Professional AC

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

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Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position (as defined in the job posting)

Position Summary:

The Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia ( invites applications for the position of Academic Professional and Portuguese Language Coordinator, to begin August 1, 2021. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 course load in Portuguese language and Luso-Brazilian culture, literature and/or linguistics; coordinate multiple sections of first, second, and third year Portuguese courses; supervise graduate Teaching Assistants; and contribute to the promotion and goals of the Portuguese Flagship Program ( This is a nine-month position, with the possibility of a summer appointment and stipend, based on program needs.

Additional Requirements:

—Ph.D. (in hand by start date) either in Portuguese Studies, Luso-Brazilian Studies, or in Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, or a related field with an emphasis in Portuguese.
—Two years of experience teaching college level Portuguese required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Native or near-native fluency in both Portuguese and English in addition to a record of teaching excellence.

Strong commitment to language pedagogy, teaching supervision/mentorship, effective innovation with technology, curriculum development, and understanding of proficiency-based instruction and assessment.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


This position will serve as supervisor for the undergraduate Portuguese language program. Primary job duties will include supervision of the MA and PhD students teaching 1000- and 2000-level PORT classes, and creating the PORT schedule each semester.

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This position is budgeted to teach two courses per semester.

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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time