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DIRECTOR OF SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

Requisition # 71838

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Spanish & Portuguese

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Iowa invites applications from candidates with specializations in Spanish applied linguistics or second language acquisition, broadly defined, for the position of Director of Spanish Language Instruction at the rank of Lecturer. This is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure-track position to begin July 1, 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment of up to two additional years, and the position will be renewable thereafter in three-year increments, pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching and program development. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.



The successful candidate will direct and manage the elementary and intermediate Spanish program in collaboration with a team of administrative and instructional staff.



Required qualifications:




  • PhD in second language acquisition/applied linguistics or second/foreign language education with a research and teaching focus in Spanish or in Hispanic linguistics [degree in hand by August 2018]

  • demonstrated excellence in teaching Spanish language to native speakers of English at the university level in the United States

  • some supervisory experience

  • native or near-native proficiency in English and Spanish

  • direct experience in computer-assisted language teaching

  • demonstrated knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff, and students



Desirable qualifications: familiarity with:




  • hybrid/blended course development and management

  • Languages for Specific Purposes

  • instruction of heritage speakers

  • experiential learning.



Responsibilities of the Director include:




  • Develop curriculum and prepare course syllabi and assessments in accordance with the goals of the department and the GE Core world languages learning outcomes

  • Supervise the program assistant’s work (recordkeeping, responding to students’ queries, administration of assessments, mounting and maintenance of course materials, etc.)

  • Evaluate and select instructional materials

  • Advise the chair in hiring Spanish language instructors

  • Provide initial and ongoing training of graduate student instructors, including a multiple-day orientation before each Fall semester

  • Engage with faculty and graduate students on advances in Spanish language teaching

  • Teach (1/2 load) Spanish language courses, the Teaching and Learning Languages graduate course for new graduate instructors, and other courses according to specialization and department needs

  • Actively participate in professional development through conference/workshop attendance and other professional activities



In conjunction with a team of lecturers, other administrative duties include:




  • Supervision of language instructors (between 20-30), including regular performance observations and evaluations

  • TA staffing assignments within the lower division

  • Coordinate third-year multi-section writing and speaking courses

  • Involvement in departmental committees relevant to general education



To apply, please visit http://jobs.uiowa.edu and reference Requisition #71838, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Salary is commensurate with experience, 9 month appointment with additional one month summer salary. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 or until the position is filled, with preliminary interviews conducted by telephone or videoconference.



In 2016, the University of Iowa adopted a new policy governing the rights and responsibilities of Instructional Faculty, including promotion criteria and ranks. For more information about the UI Instructional Faculty policy: https://provost.uiowa.edu/instructional-faculty-track-appointments.  For more information about the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences policy: https://clas.uiowa.edu/sites/default/files/CLAS%20Instructional%20Faculty%20Policy.pdf.



The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

PhD in second language acquisition/applied linguistics or second/foreign language education with a research and teaching focus in Spanish or in Hispanic linguistics [degree in hand by August 2018]

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications:




  • demonstrated excellence in teaching Spanish language to native speakers of English at the university level in the United States

  • some supervisory experience

  • native or near-native proficiency in English and Spanish

  • direct experience in computer-assisted language teaching

  • demonstrated knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff, and students

Desirable Qualifications:

Desirable qualifications: familiarity with:




  • hybrid/blended course development and management

  • Languages for Specific Purposes

  • instruction of heritage speakers

  • experiential learning.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Rebecca L Tritten - dwllc-searches@uiowa.edu
Clas-Wrld Lng, Lit, & Cultures
PHILLIPS HALL
16 CLINTON ST N
111-C PH
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/spanish-portuguese



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