Temp Faculty Position, Spanish
Sonoma State University
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Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Sonoma State University's beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high quality education to more than 9000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state.
The programs and courses of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures make accessible to students the languages, literatures, and cultures of France and the Francophone world, Germany and other German-speaking countries, and Spain and Latin America. Spanish is a language of ongoing human presence and migration across time, oceans and continents that is woven into the lives of Californians. Richly diverse experiences, voiced at the intersections of cultures and languages, shape the curriculum of the Sonoma State Spanish program. Western and indigenous literary, oral, traditions, and cultures of Spain and the Americas, and the complex experiences of migration from Mexico, Central and South America, result in widespread bilingualism in which Spanish along with English are the major languages of daily life today in California, at Sonoma State (a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution), and in the local communities surrounding our University. Whether Spanish is a student's first language, a language of their family's heritage, or an additional language that they wish to learn, studying Spanish offers them an intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding opportunity to acquire a solid foundation from which to participate in their academic and professional goals in a wide range of fields and careers. In the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Sonoma State students can study Spanish as a Major (focusing on literature, culture and linguistics), combine it as Second Major or Minor, or learn conversational Spanish in lower division courses. Students will be well-positioned for future academic goals in graduate school and in careers requiring educated Spanish-English bilinguals in, for example, education, law, translation, health care, and business. The Spanish program offers a full range of courses in language, literature, linguistics and culture, as well as interdisciplinary concentrations. Courses taken abroad in the CSU International Programs, with the exception of Span 490 and 491 (at least one of which must be taken in residence at SSU), may be counted toward the Spanish major or minor. The department is seeking interested candidates for a lecturer pool for temporary part-time and full-time work. Workload may vary from semester to semester as needed to meet the demands of course sections. The department is seeking interested candidates for a lecturer pool for temporary part-time and full-time work. Workload may vary from semester to semester as needed to meet the demands of course sections.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to see the department's Web page at:
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DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Teach Spanish language courses as needed at all levels, including lower division language and culture courses, as well as upper division courses in composition, culture, linguistics, or literature. Candidates will also be expected to teach heritage learners.
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:
M.A. in Spanish or in a related discipline with college level teaching experience
Native or near native fluency in spoken and written Spanish
Ph.D. or ABD in Spanish or in a related discipline for undergraduate courses (required if teaching upper-division courses)
RANK AND SALARY
Full-time is 15-unit workload per semester. Actual salary is dependent upon number of units assigned, educational preparation, and availability of funds subject to any CSU system faculty contract salary increases.
Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee employment. Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and funding.
Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis.
Relocation expenses will not be provided for temporary faculty appointments.
Expenses incurred to attend an interview for temporary faculty positions are not reimbursed by the University.
HOW TO APPLY
Do not send materials to (please use the apply button below). To apply for this position, go to (please use the apply button below) and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. If you are currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the Internal Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. At the initial stage of the application, you will be prompted to upload a resume. Please combine your CV and cover letter into one PDF document and upload it in place of the resume. Once you have submitted the application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email (please use the apply button below).
Application letter including a commitment to teaching and a diversity statement
Contact Information for three references
Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.
Application procedures for temporary faculty already teaching in the department:
Temporary Faculty with three-year contracts do not need to reapply.
Temporary Faculty who have taught for the department within the past two years only need to submit a letter of intent to remain in the pool. The hiring committee will review the Personnel Action File and then determine whether an additional interview would be beneficial.
Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Sonoma State University does not facilitate the process of applying for an H1B Visa for temporary positions.
The deadline to apply is Monday, April 08, 2019.
Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: (please use the apply button below)
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The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
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