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Assistant Professor - Spanish, specializing in Latin American Studies or Latinx Studies (2 positions)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A complete application includes a 500-word response that describes your approach to teaching a Latin American Literature or Latinx Literature course. Upload this response as "Other Document." Please attach your evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations of teaching, peer/supervisor evaluative reports on teaching), as "Other Document 2." Please attach unofficial transcripts, or if not available, your diploma to the document marked "Transcripts." If you are submitting multiple documents into a category, please scan into one document not to exceed 9 MB. Please also include a list of three references. Three signed letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date.

Posting Details

POSTING NUMBER

Posting Number F00323P

POSITION INFORMATION

Working Title Assistant Professor - Spanish, specializing in Latin American Studies or Latinx Studies (2 positions)
Tenure Status Tenure Track/Tenure
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Months Per Year 9
Proposed Start Date 08/16/2018

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department Global Languages & Cultures - 2070

POSTING TEXT

University Summary

We are seeking two tenure track positions in Spanish with a specialization in Latin American Studies or Latinx Studies. The Assistant Professor in Spanish will be expected to teach Spanish language courses, Latin American and/or Latinx literature, culture and film courses at the undergraduate level.

The Department of Global Languages and Cultures offers instruction in eight languages as well as majors and minors in French, German and Spanish, and a minor in Italian. The department currently has six tenure-line faculty and seven lecturers.

The successful candidates will join UD at an important moment in its history. When Eric F. Spina, Ph.D., became the 19th president of UD in 2016, he identified human rights and global learning as key strategic priorities for the University. In addition, he called for UD to pay special attention to opportunities where human rights and sustainability researchers can work together to advance the common good.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

University Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Latin American Studies or a foreign equivalent degree at the time of application
• Ability to teach undergraduate courses in Latin American literature or the capacity to contribute to the development of the university’s minor in Latinx Studies
• Promise for excellence in research in Latin American Studies or Latinx studies
• Three (3) years of experience teaching Spanish language courses as instructor of record at college level
• Written fluency in English and Spanish
• Candidates who meet the above qualifications must also demonstrate oral fluency, which will be assessed during the initial interview.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and/or Latinx Studies
• Successful experience teaching Latin American and/or Latinx literature
• Successful experience teaching Latin American film courses
• Research area that intersects with the exploration of human rights
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching Spanish language courses at college level according to proficiency/competency approaches
• Proven record in the use of teaching technologies
• Successful experience conducting Service Learning courses
• Training to teach Spanish as a second language
• Successful experience in teaching American students at the college/university level
• Successful experience teaching all levels of undergraduate courses in Spanish
• Successful record of teaching students from diverse backgrounds and learning styles
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team member toward shared goals
• Expressed willingness to engage with the University’s Catholic and Marianist mission and values such as social justice and educating the whole person
• Experience using innovative pedagogies
• Effective interpersonal skills.

Number of Positions Available 2
Application Review Date
Closing Date 01/10/2018
Open until filled?
Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes a 500-word response that describes your approach to teaching a Latin American Literature or Latinx Literature course. Upload this response as “Other Document.”

Please attach your evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations of teaching, peer/supervisor evaluative reports on teaching), as “Other Document 2.”

Please attach unofficial transcripts, or if not available, your diploma to the document marked “Transcripts.”

If you are submitting multiple documents into a category, please scan into one document not to exceed 9 MB.

Please also include a list of three references. Three signed letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date.

Primary Contact for this Position Kathleen Costales

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you familiar with any learning management systems (Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Sakai?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How do you incorporate technology into your teaching?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you familiar with the terms "proficiency oriented" or "competency oriented" language instruction?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What kinds of activities best promote the development of proficiency in speaking at the Intermediate level?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. Transcripts
  5. List of References
  6. Statement of Research
  7. Other Document 2
Optional Documents