Augustana College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures/Spanish: Visiting Assistant Professor

Augustana College invites applications for a full-time (10-month) Visiting Assistant Professor in Spanish, beginning in the fall of 2018. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

The candidate will teach Spanish language courses at all levels, upper-level courses in Latin/o American literature and culture, and one course in the college’s introductory liberal arts sequence or in Women’s and Gender Studies. The standard teaching load is eight 3-credit courses per year on a ten-week trimester calendar. A seven-course teaching load with a concomitant reduction in salary may also be arranged.

Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Near-native or native fluency in Spanish and English and specialization in Latin/o American literature and culture are required. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a desire to recruit, mentor, and advise a diverse student body to support the Spanish program and the mission of the college.

Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org. Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or creed.

To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #122-18 Spanish Visiting Assistant Professor, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dean of the College. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #122-18 Spanish Visiting Assistant Professor, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38 Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. Application materials should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and names and contact information for three references that can address your potential for teaching success. Questions may be directed to the co-chair of the department, Dr. Lisa Seidlitz (lisaseidlitz@augustana.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

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