General Summary of Position:
The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites candidates to apply for a one year visiting full-time, non-tenure-track faculty Lecturer position, to start in the Fall Semester, September 2019. Primary responsibilities are to provide high quality teaching and service to the department (75% teaching, 25% service). Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The regular teaching load for this position is 4 courses per semester. Responsibilities will consist of teaching courses at the undergraduate level in language, literature and culture as needed. The successful candidate will be involved in service to the department, college and university as needed. These duties may include outreach activities, actively participating in continuing efforts to recruit students into the Spanish major and minor programs, and working to improve the department's educational mission. Examples of courses that the candidate will teach include Spanish 1 through 4 and other undergraduate 3000 and 4000 level culture courses, in Spanish, as needed.
Area of specialization is open. The ideal candidate will enhance the student's learning experience by integrating a variety of methods and strategies into the teaching process and maintaining a student learning-centered environment. Knowledge of second language proficiency assessment and ACTFL standards is a plus.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
Minimum Qualifications (required):
- Ph.D. in Spanish Studies by the time of application
- Native or near-native command of Spanish and English
- At least 2 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level required at the time of application
- Ability to work within an articulated program under the current Spanish coordinator
- The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
Special Instructions to Applicants:
All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, documentation of degrees, and official copies of graduate transcripts.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications have been received.
Please include a CV, cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence with your application. Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application.