University of Maryland — Assistant Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics

Assistant Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics (122328)
(Fulltime, Tenure Track)
College of Arts & Humanities, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland (UMD) invite applications from candidates at the Assistant Professor rank in the field of Spanish Applied Linguistics. Interest and experience in teaching language and culture courses for professional purposes at the undergraduate level (Translation, Communications, Journalism, Medical and Health Professions, Engineering, etc.), and Spanish Applied Linguistics at the graduate level are highly desirable. We strongly encourage applicants with expertise in instructional technology. Familiarity with the Digital Humanities is a plus.

The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in teaching and promise of excellence in scholarship and academic leadership and/or a solid publication record in the field. The candidate will also be expected to take a leading role in the development of interdisciplinary initiatives with SLLC units, and UMD programs such as World Languages/ELL Education. Candidates should show strong commitment to teaching a diverse student population, particularly one with a significant percentage of Heritage Speakers of Spanish.  For best consideration, please apply by November 1, 2016. Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and a Ph.D. in hand by May 15, 2017.

To learn more about the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, please visit our website at: www.sllc.umd.edu.

For full consideration, please provide a letter of interest, a CV, a writing sample, two sample syllabi for both undergraduate and graduate courses (Supplemental Document 1), sample teaching evaluations, if available (Supplemental Document 2), and the names and contact information for three reference providers who may be Contacted to provide a confidential letter of recommendation. All applications must be uploaded to the University of Maryland web-based employment application system at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

This position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.


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