Assistant Professor – Spanish and Education/Coordinator of World Language Teacher Education

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05/12/22

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Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Spanish, to begin fall 2023.

The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 load consisting of relevant undergraduate and graduate courses in both the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Watson School of Education, specifically world language teaching methods courses required for licensure, and they will teach and supervise students in world language practicum courses required for licensure. The teaching load will include at least 1-2 courses per year at all levels of undergraduate Spanish language and/or upper-level undergraduate/graduate Spanish courses in their specialty.

As Coordinator of the World Language Teacher Education Program, the successful candidate will advise undergraduate students majoring in Spanish/French with teacher licensure and graduate students pursuing the MAT or MEd in Spanish. The successful candidate will serve as liaison to the UNCW Watson School of Education and the State of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

To instantiate our values of Access, Equity, and Diversity, UNCW’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is embarking on our third year of a cohort hire initiative. This year, our focus is in the areas of Environmental and Social Justice, prioritizing analytics and approaches that center examinations of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, disability, democracy and citizenship, and Indigenous or otherwise decolonizing methodologies. We are actively building a network of researchers, scholars, and artists that will support the ongoing work in which we are engaged and to set a path forward as we grow these areas of critical study into regional and national strengths. This initiative is part of a larger set of coordinated diversity and inclusion initiatives within the UNCW Division of Academic Affairs. The position of Assistant Professor in Spanish/Coordinator of World Language Teacher Education with the Department of World Languages and Cultures is part of this initiative.

The successful candidate will join our Department of World Languages and Cultures with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. They will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts through their teaching, research, and service by prioritizing analytics and approaches that contribute to critical examinations of race, ethnicity, and/or gender. Our department fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented racial, ethnic, and other backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Requisitos 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Candidates must possess Ph.D. or Ed.D. in the field of Spanish, language pedagogy, or closely related discipline on or by August 1, 2023.
  • Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered if doctoral degree is conferred by August 1, 2023.
  • Native or near native proficiency in Spanish and English
  • At least two years’ experience teaching K-12 level
Preference given to candidates with:  
  • Research specialization in language pedagogy with an emphasis on social justice approaches
  • Strong background in Spanish and World Language Teacher Education
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to and strong potential for research
  • Experience in supervision, which may include but is not limited to supervision of world language or ESL educators
  • At least two years’ experience teaching a world language or ESL at K-12 level
  • Knowledge of French a plus

Cómo solicitar 

 To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

1. Cover Letter – addressed to Dr. Danielle Daidone and Ms. Kelley Hanna, co-Chairs, which describes teaching and research experience/interests and illustrates how diversity, equity, and inclusion shape the applicant’s working practices, past and planned. Maximum length 2 pages.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. List with contact information for three professional references. ABD applicants must include Dissertation Chair as one of the three references provided.
4. If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on 12/05/2022.

Note that all requested components must be submitted to meet the application requirements.

For questions regarding the search, contact Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Danielle Daidone at daidoned@uncw.edu or Ms. Kelley Hanna at hannak@uncw.edu . For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Giselle Ennis at ennisg@uncw.edu.

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