Instructor Pool - 2014/2015: Spanish

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Apr 04, 2014

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: Foreign Langs and Lits 241220 CLA

Position Summary: World Languages and Cultures in the School of Language, Culture, and Society invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Spanish Instructor positions for the 2014-2015 academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Director.

Instructors may be needed to teach one to four on-campus or Ecampus undergraduate courses in Spanish.

The primary mission of World Languages and Cultures is undergraduate education. The department offers BA and MAIS degrees, with majors and minors in Spanish, French and German, and minors in Japanese, Russian and Chinese. Courses are also offered in Arabic and Italian. The department has a graduate program leading to an MA in Contemporary Hispanic Studies. The department has approximately 180 undergraduate majors. The faculty includes 30 members, with areas of specialization in languages, cultures and literatures.

The School of Language, Culture, and Society includes Anthropology; Ethnic Studies; World Languages and Cultures; and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The School has a central focus on global justice with emphases in social and environment justice, food insecurity, and Latino/a studies.

Position Duties: 100% Instruction:

Will administer and teach undergraduate courses in Spanish.

Instructors are responsible for holding regular office hours to assist students with coursework and answer questions regarding curriculum.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Spanish, teaching, or a related field.

Evidence of teaching Spanish or related field at the college and/or university level.

Native or near-native proficiency in English and Spanish.

Availability on short notice.

Evident commitment to educational equity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 04-01-2014

For Full Consideration Date: 08-15-2014

Closing Date: 06-15-2015

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by 8/15/14.

When applying, you will be required to electronically upload the following documents:

1) A curriculum vita/resume including the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone contact numbers of at least three (3) professional references. If you prefer to attach your professional reference information separate from your vita/resume, you may attach it under "Other Document."

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you to teach at the university level in this discipline; identify which discipline(s) you are qualified to teach.

3) Evidence of teaching excellence, such as student, peer, or mentor evaluations upload as "Other Document 2".

Documents over 5 MB in size should be sent directly to:
Sebastian Heidsuchke
Department of World Languages and Cultures
218 Kidder Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4603

For additional information, please contact Sebastian Heidsuchke at 541-737-3957 or

Applications will be considered throughout the 2014/2015 academic year.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Posting Number: 0012133

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