Instructor of SpanishCampus:
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS Languages, Literatures, and CulturesAdvertised Salary Range:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits packageLocation of Vacancy:
Columbia, SCPart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Professional TrackJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for one of three full time, professional-track positions at the rank of Instructor in Spanish Language beginning August 16, 2024. The positions are 9-month appointments with a teaching load of 8 courses for the academic year. These are annual appointments that may be renewed contingent upon Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.Required Education and Experience:
Teach introductory through advanced Spanish language, four courses per semester, with possible opportunities for design and teaching of culture courses; prepare course syllabi and handouts; evaluate and grade student course work, assignments, and papers; maintain required records including student attendance and grades; maintain regularly scheduled office hours to assist students; participate in program and departmental meetings and activities, including program building.
MA degree or higher in Spanish in hand by the time of appointment. Three years’ experience in higher education teaching Spanish language and culture (elementary through advanced level). Native/Near-native proficiency in Spanish and English. Demonstrated experience meeting the needs of diverse student populations.Preferred Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Spanish, or related field. Ability to implement evolving best practices in second language pedagogy and cultural knowledge instruction in the classroom; previous coordination of basic language courses; ACTFL certification; and experience teaching Spanish language for the professions a plusDesired Start Date:
08/16/2024Job Open Date:
11/21/2023Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at https://uscjobs.sc.edu. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter that describes their research and teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references. Quicklink for Posting:
Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Mercedes Lopez Rodriguez LOPEZROD@mailbox.sc.edu.
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