Instructor/Assistant Professor of Spanish

Michigan State University in Michigan

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 16, 2013
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Spanish: The Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University is seeking two academic-year full-time instructors or assistant professor positions of Spanish beginning August 16, 2014. The individual(s) selected will teach three courses per semester or equivalent at the 100, 200 or 300-level, and will be expected to participate in activities related to the Basic Spanish language program. This is a fixed-term position with potential for annual renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Rank is determined by highest degree; with a Master's degree required for an instructor position and a Ph.D. required for an assistant professor position. Minimum Qualifications: M.A. degree or equivalent (in Spanish, Applied Linguistics or related field); demonstrable knowledge of contemporary approaches to communicative language teaching; oral ability in Spanish at the Advanced-plus level on the ACTFL scale; willingness to work with other instructors in an articulated proficiency-oriented and communicatively-driven program under the leadership of the Language Program Director; two years of experience in college-level instruction in Spanish; demonstrated excellence in language teaching. Also desirable: Certification in ACTFL Oral Proficiency Testing; Superior level in Oral Proficiency on the ACTFL scale; ability to teach French. Please submit the following documents electronically at the Michigan State Human Resources website Posting: #8828: resume/CV; cover letter; the names of three referents and email addresses (one should be from a supervisor in the teaching of Spanish) whose recommendations will be solicited automatically; teaching evaluations from at least four courses if possible including ratings and comments. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted via Skype. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. For more information, contact Professor Bill VanPatten (, Chair of the Spanish Search Committee, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Michigan State University, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-351, Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

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