SPANISH - Assistant Professor, full-time, academic year, tenure-track position beginning September 13, 2018 in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will teach Spanish language and culture courses at all levels and courses in translation/interpretation. The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter with correspondingly reasonable research and service expectations, with a 4-unit course release per quarter for the first two years of the appointment. The position also requires student advising; general curricular and programmatic development, including the collaborative development of hybrid and/or online delivery for new and existing courses; university service/governance; and professional development/research.
Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent in Spanish or Applied Spanish Linguistics at the time of appointment, must demonstrate knowledge of recent L2 methodology, and must have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and in English. Proven excellence and significant experience teaching undergraduate-level Spanish at a post-secondary institution is required, as well as documented evidence of current relevant peer-reviewed scholarship. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and demonstrate the ability to effectively teach and mentor a diverse student population. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model.
Experience teaching and developing curriculum in Spanish for the professions (e.g. business Spanish, Spanish for health professions) or in translation/interpretation; background in Latinx, Chicano, or Borderland studies a plus; awareness of the latest developments in technology-supported instruction and experience in integrating its use into the learning process; willingness to work collaboratively with other departments and programs, with the local community, and with the wider profession (including community colleges); experience in language instruction in the context of the sciences and technology; commitment to the internationalization of the university and to the integration of language learning into a wide range of undergraduate experiences, including internships and study abroad are desired.
TO APPLY: Please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #104601. Please provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Please attach the following required materials to your online application: cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, transcript copy, teaching evaluations, and writing sample indicative of area of scholarship. Also required is a Statement of Diversity and Inclusion describing past experience and contributions to diversity and inclusion efforts and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas regarding teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly (upload under "Other"). If ABD at time of application, dissertation chair must provide a letter detailing a timeline to completion. Applicants must be prepared to submit the names and email addresses for a minimum of three professional references at the time of application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by applicants. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: December 1, 2017. Open until filled. Applicants with complete files by the Review Begin Date, including transcript copy and letters of recommendation, will be given full consideration. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals, EEO.
Job ID: 104601