The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver is an undergraduate department offering nine modern foreign languages, including majors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, minors in those languages plus Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, electives only in Arabic and classical Greek. The Spanish program currently has 14 full-time positions comprised of seven tenure-line professors and seven non-tenure track teaching professors on multi-year contracts. The program offers courses from the introductory to the advanced levels.
The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire a one-year, Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish. Non-tenure track position, full benefits and 9-month contract. Position may be extended for an additional year, contingent on departmental need and funding. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence through their teaching, research, and service.
- Teach eight classes over three academic quarters that focus on the first and second year Spanish curriculum.
- Possibility of also teaching the Iberian culture and civilization course.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated excellence and effectiveness in teaching Spanish language to Anglophone students in the US at the college or university level.
- Experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively with underserved populations.
- Ability to work through email and use MS Word and PowerPoint.
- Ability to learn and use DU’s Canvas course management system.
- MA in Spanish or related field (e.g., second-language acquisition) by Sept. 1, 2016.
- Experience teaching Spanish language at college or university level with proven excellence and effectiveness.
- Native-level or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.
- PhD or ABD in Spanish, second-language acquisition or related field at the time of application.
- Two years teaching at a college or university level.
- Extended residence and travel in one or more Spanish-speaking countries are highly desired.
- Demonstrated experience and accomplishments in active support of diversity and inclusiveness.
Candidates must apply online through https://dujobs.silkroad.com to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. Please include the following with your application: 1. Letter of application (cover letter) 2. CV 3. One-page statement of how the candidate can contribute to DU's inclusive excellence mission. 4. Evidence of excellence in undergraduate Spanish language instruction, which may include student evaluations; sample beginning-level syllabus with lesson plans and teaching materials; a link to a sample teaching video; teaching philosophy statement.
In addition, two letters of recommendation and official transcript of graduate studies should be sent directly to Ginette.Ishimatsu@du.edu, subject "Spanish Search” or made available through Interfolio. Address for hard copy material: Spanish VTaP Search Committee, c/o Prof. Ginni Ishimatsu, Department of Languages & Literatures, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208-0931.
If you have questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Ishimatsu at the email address above.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.