University of Denver Position: Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish specializing in Heritage/Bilingual Learner Pedagogy

The University of Denver’s Department of Languages and Literatures invites applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish specializing in heritage/bilingual learner pedagogy. Non-tenure track position, full benefits and initial three-year contract, renewable; promotion possible. Start: September 1, 2018. Teaching load: eight courses over 3 quarters. Salary: competitive.

Minimum requirements:

  • PhD (or ABD at time of application) in Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition or closely related field, specialization in heritage learner pedagogy and Spanish spoken in the US
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching Spanish for heritage learner classes as well as Spanish language classes for Anglophone students in the United States
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in active support of equity, diversity and inclusiveness

Teaching will focus on developing a Spanish for Heritage Learners undergraduate curriculum but may also include classes in Spanish as a second language and/or other courses, according to program needs. Service includes participation in Spanish program and departmental meetings and committees. Complete job description is available at Deadline: November 20, 2017. Applications: Online only through Address cover letter to Dr. Salvador Mercado, Chair. For questions, please contact him at [email protected] or 303-871-2184. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA conference in New York, January 4-7, 2018.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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