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Adjunct Faculty, Spanish- Center for World Languages and Cultures

Employer
University of Denver
Location
Colorado, Denver, USA
Salary
Negotiable

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The Center for World Languages and Cultures promotes engaged learning, teaching, and practice of the worlds languages and cultures; integrates languages and cultures into all disciplines and fields of study; and builds and supports interculturally competent communities through the exploration and experience of languages and cultures at the University of Denver with its local and global communities and partners. Housed in the CWLC, the first-year language program offers study in ten languages and aids the students to experience the world through the lens of an acquired language and understand cultures - anothers and their own - from a position different to their primary language and cultural identification. The linguistic contribution to intercultural competency - that is to say, understanding another culture in the language of that culture and not just through the translations and perspectives of a mother-tongue and culture - is integral to achieving personal, social, and professional successes in a multi-cultural and global future.

Position Summary
The Center for World Languages and Cultures at the University of Denver seeks to hire adjunct faculty in Spanish, from an applicant pool for the academic year of 2021/2022. Adjunct faculty will teach 4 credit-courses for the first-year language program in Spanish: SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, and SPAN 1003.

Usual teaching load is 1-3 sections of the same course per quarter based on candidates availability and departmental needs. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience in teaching the first-year language program, versatility in inclusive pedagogy, and proficiency in communicative, task-based teaching methods.

Essential Functions
Job requirements for undergraduate classes include teaching a 10-week course on campus in 4 sessions of 50 minutes each per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, creating lesson plans, holding weekly office hours (either on campus or potentially virtually via Zoom video-conferencing depending on circumstances), collaborating with colleagues on exam creation, evaluating homework, quizzes, and exams, and participating in group meetings and training led by the First Year Language Program Spanish Coordinator.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree or ABD in Spanish Linguistics, in Second Language Acquisition with a focus on Spanish, or in Spanish language, literatures, and cultures. Closely related fields will be given consideration as well.
  • 1-2 years of previous teaching experience in Spanish in the United States (e.g. Teaching Assistant as an "instructor of record" with grading responsibilities).
  • Evidence of a commitment to incorporate teaching methods to engage diverse student populations effectively.
  • Experience or willingness to learn course management systems such as Canvas.
  • Availability to teach classes "face-to-face" in physical classrooms at the University of Denver.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics, in Second Language Acquisition with a focus on Spanish, or in Spanish language, literatures, and cultures. Closely related fields will be given consideration as well.
  • 3-5 years previous experience teaching a university-level course as the primary instructor, especially with courses from the first-year language sequence.
  • Experience interacting with and effectively teaching diverse communities of students.
  • Experience working in a team, or under leadership of a coordinator.
  • Experience managing a course via Canvas.

Work Schedule
10-week sessions with classes held on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Course Rate
The standard pay for one 4-credit course during the 2021-2022 academic year is $4,233.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

Benefits
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline
This posting will remain open until filled, preference will be given to early applicants. For best consideration, apply by July 30th.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover letter, teaching philosophy, and lesson plan for a first-year Spanish language course.
  3. Response to a question on inclusive excellence in the online application.
  4. Strongly recommended but not required: Link to a video teaching demo or file of a video teaching demo (face-to-face or online)

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