Multi-year Instructor/Assistant Professor of Spanish

Employer
Winthrop University
Location
Rock Hill, South Carolina

Job Details

Multi-year Instructor/Assistant Professor of Spanish

Location:
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Open Date:
Nov 7, 2023
Description:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Winthrop University is seeking applications for a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position with the expertise needed to serve as either Instructor or Assistant Professor in Spanish. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated and experienced individual who can teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in Spanish. The Winthrop Department of World Languages and Cultures boasts a vibrant team of faculty known for their engaging teaching of both undergraduates and Dual Language Immersion high school students. The department also collaborates with other departments on campus to deliver its major, offer double majors, and support secondary education degrees.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching a breadth of courses in Spanish composition/conversation, advanced grammar, and special topics
  • Fostering the growth and interests of students in language discipline
  • Teaching introductory courses that support the foreign language requirement
  • Offering and developing advanced courses that support both the Spanish program and the vibrant dual language immersion program that leads to a minor in Spanish. 
  • Directing the daily operations of the Winthrop Language Learning Center
  • Engaging in departmental support and academic responsibility
  • Collaborating with the Coordinator of Pre-College programs to support high school students enrolled in Winthrop's Language Immersion Partnership

Qualifications:
  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Spanish; Applicants holding a Ph.D. in Spanish will be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor
  • Minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Spanish; additional M.A. and 18 graduate credit hours in French considered a plus.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to student learning
  • Candidates with K-12, secondary certification, or relevant teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic responsibility, equity and inclusion, and global learning

Application Instructions:

Required materials:

  1. Letter of application that addresses the position, with a statement of teaching philosophy
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. All graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for initial review; official transcripts are needed for final appointment)

Review of applicants will begin on January 15th and continue until the position is filled. 

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its colleges of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for Winthrop’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a student loan default check, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Company

Ideally situated in the heart of the Carolinas, Winthrop University is a highly ranked public, comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind.  Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement.  Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the “Winthrop Experience,” including the most recent US News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South.  

Winthrop Mag fall 2017Today more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000-plus graduate students are enrolled at Winthrop University.  The University recruits South Carolina’s most able students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment.  Winthrop prides itself on being the institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses, providing Winthrop faculty with the opportunity to create a teaching legacy that not only changes individual lives, but reshapes whole family trajectories.

Where we are matters, and Winthrop’s presence is significant.  Winthrop University is an active member of York County and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic growth.  With Charlotte  less than 20 minutes away—and 300-plus Fortune 500 Companies in Winthrop’s backyard—formal and informal community partnerships are numerous, threading through school and business networks. While Winthrop students have options about where they conduct their experiential learning, faculty and staff are privileged to select a residence from neighborhoods large, small, or somewhere in-between.  During holiday, Winthrop faculty find themselves a short drive from either the mountains or the beach.

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, Winthrop’s campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings.  The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 16 Division I men's and women's sports. The physical beauty of Winthrop’s campus is a source of great pride, one that reflects the learning community for which it provides a foundation.  

 

Whether in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, or College of Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop University offers only those degree programs that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  High-impact practices such as first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning are embedded throughout the curriculum, encouraging active teaching and learning.  At Winthrop, faculty—not teaching assistants—are the lead facilitators, class sizes are small enough that teachers know their students by name, and faculty research agendas often include student collaborators. 

Quality student life programs supplement the academic, providing opportunities and services to foster student development along cognitive, personal, and interpersonal dimensions.  Students pursuing lifetime wellness can run alongside their faculty at the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center where members can access a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations, and two aerobic/activity rooms. 

Inside—and outside—the classroom Winthrop prioritizes a learning environment that produces Winthrop graduates who:

· Think critically and solve problems 

 

· Are personally and socially responsible 

 

· Understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live 

 

· Communicate effectively 

 

Faculty and staff who expertly model and teach these competencies are an excellent fit at Winthrop and a critical ingredient in the Winthrop Experience.  We encourage you to review current openings and bookmark our jobs page for future possibilities.

     

 

 

 

 

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