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Lecturer/Lower-Division Spanish Teacher & Language Coordinator

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Hispanic Studies

New employees with a start date on or later than March 1, 2022 must be fully vaccinated when they first report to work at Davidson College. Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

The Department of Hispanic Studies at Davidson College, a highly selective liberal arts college 20 miles north of Charlotte, NC, seeks to hire a Lecturer/Lower-Division Spanish Language Coordinator of Hispanic Studies. This non-tenure track position will initially be a three-year appointment, with the expectation, upon satisfactory review, of multi-year contracts moving forward.

The task of coordinating elementary through intermediate Spanish language courses earns one course release, resulting in a teaching load of 5 courses annually for this position. (The normal load for Lecturers is 6 courses annually.) The successful candidate must provide evidence of a record of excellence in Spanish language teaching at the college/university level and/or Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate levels.

As the Spanish Language Coordinator, the candidate will be responsible for continuing to build, evaluate, and maintain a cohesive three-semester language sequence; to develop the student Assistant Teacher (AT) training program--including recruitment, selection, and training of ATs; to place incoming students into elementary and intermediate language classes; and, to assess the learning outcomes of language courses.

Additional responsibilities include mentoring students and participation in departmental and college-wide initiatives that support Hispanic Studies. Professional development will be expected and supported in the area of Second-Language Pedagogy. The Language Coordinator will work closely with other language instructors and will report to the Chair of Hispanic Studies.

Qualifications:

  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English required.
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in Spanish, Hispanic Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, or related fields is required.
  • Experience teaching at the college/university level and/or Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate at the high school level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with best practices in language pedagogy, including assessment tools, and a record of excellence in Spanish language teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching elementary through intermediate Spanish.

Please submit the following materials:

Qualified applicants should apply online at https://employment.davidson.edu and provide the following materials: a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; a 1-2 page statement of teaching experience and philosophy plus any evidence of excellent teaching that you wish to include (such as teaching evaluations, observation reports, and/or sample assignments); a 1-2 page statement that outlines how your professional work might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Upon submitting the materials, the candidate will be prompted to include the names and email addresses for three references whom we may contact later.

Candidates may also be asked to submit further evidence of effective teaching, including teaching evaluations (peer reviews and/or student course evaluations) and sample syllabi.

Review of applications will begin July 5th and continue until the position is filled; preference will be given to those received by July 5, 2022.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

 

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