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Salary commensurate with education and experience.
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a Temporary, One-year Instructor (non-renewable) Appointment in Spanish for academic year 2022-23. As an urban-based Department of Modern Languages & Literatures dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 12 majors and minors, and a graduate program in Hispanic Studies.
The candidate will teach four undergraduate courses per semester, ranging from beginning to high intermediate level Spanish language courses, and serve as coordinator for Spanish 101-102. Coordination duties include running a yearly two-day training workshop—traditionally scheduled two weeks before the fall semester begins—supervising and conducting periodic observations of graduate student instructors, and assisting with placement for SPAN 101 and 102, among other tasks.
The candidate will preferably have a PhD in Spanish or a related field at the time of appointment; the minimum requirement is an MA in Spanish. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) language coordination and student mentorship. Experience in teaching all levels of Spanish language and coordination of different levels from beginning to high intermediate is required. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Candidates should have experience in the innovative use of technology in the classroom, and be willing to assess all language levels and supervise e-portfolios. Experience in second language acquisition is also desirable.
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC).
Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence to:
Ana Rodríguez Navas, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Review of applications will begin on 1 July 2022 and continue until the position is filled.