Language Coordinator of Romance Languages and Instructor of Spanish (tenure-track)
- Binghamton University, State University of New York
- Binghamton, NY
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Department:: Romance Languages
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Oct 18, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.:: 2379
Position ID:: 154682
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Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Binghamton University seeks to hire a tenure-track instructor to fill the position of language coordinator. The language coordinator will direct elementary and intermediate language courses for Spanish, French, and Italian. The teaching load comprises two courses per semester, within the Spanish division of the department. This position requires that the candidate have a strong, proven record of excellence in language teaching at the university level and experience in leadership and teamwork.
Specific tasks for the role of coordinator include curricular development (preparation of course syllabi and calendars across sections), assessment of teaching materials and resources, professional training and evaluation (through pedagogical workshops and class observations), as well as advising students regarding placement at lower-level courses.
The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, with an interest in working closely with faculty, students, and staff. Experience in coordinating language courses and/or advising second language and/or heritage learners is preferred. The selected candidate should actively contribute to the University's mission of advancing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through continued work and engagement with faculty, students, and staff. Evidence of one's commitment to this mission should be evident throughout one's submitted materials.
The position of Instructor refers to tenure-track teaching faculty who, upon receiving tenure, will have a continuing appointment at the university.
Candidates must hold a PhD in either Spanish, Italian, or French or an applicable field within Linguistics (e.g. Applied, or Educational). Given teaching responsibilities within the Spanish division of the department, applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English; proficiency in another Romance language taught in the department is desirable, though not required. Though this position is focused on teaching and coordination (service), a candidate's research must demonstrate theory and/or practice that is directly transferable to the second language or heritage language classroom. The selected candidate should be prepared to teach Spanish courses at all levels of the curriculum, based on departmental need as well as area of expertise.
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
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Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.
All applicants must apply via the university applicant tracking system Interview Exchange: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=154682.
Candidates must submit the following information for consideration: 1) Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for this position, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Teaching statement, 4) Teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi as well as both quantitative and qualitative student evaluation data), 5) Names and contact information for three references (references will be contacted at a later stage in the screening process and only for candidates under serious consideration). Applications submitted by November 30, 2022 will be given full consideration, the position will remain open until filled.
It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Visa sponsorship is not available. Applicants must already be authorized to work in the United States.
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