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The Department of Hispanic Studies at Davidson College, a highly-selective liberal arts college 20 miles north of Charlotte, NC, seeks to hire a Lecturer, Lower- Division Spanish Language Coordinator of Hispanic Studies. This non-tenure track position will initially be a three-year appointment, with the expectation, upon satisfactory review, of multi-year contracts moving forward.
The teaching load is 6 courses annually. Coordinating elementary through intermediate Spanish language, however, will earn a one course release yielding a teaching load of 5 courses annually. The successful candidate must provide evidence of a record of excellence in Spanish language teaching at the undergraduate level.
As the Spanish language coordinator, the candidate will be responsible for continuing: to build, evaluate, and maintain a cohesive three-semester language sequence; to develop the student Assistant Teacher (AT) training program--including recruitment, selection and training of ATs; to place incoming students into elementary and intermediate language classes; and to assess the learning outcomes of language courses. Additional responsibilities include mentoring students and participation in departmental and college-wide initiatives that support Hispanic Studies. Professional development will be expected and supported in the area of Second-Language Pedagogy. The Language Coordinator will work closely with other language instructors and will report to the Chair of Hispanic Studies.
- Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English required.
- MA required, with preference given to candidates with a degree in Applied Linguistics or Second-Language Acquisition in Spanish.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with best practices in language pedagogy, including assessment tools, and a record of excellence in Spanish language teaching.
Qualified applicants should apply online at https://employment.davidson.edu and provide the following application materials: a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a 1-2 page diversity statement that outlines how your professional work might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. The candidate will also include unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation in support of the applicant. The application form will request the names and email addresses for three references, from whom letters of recommendation will be solicited by our system.
Candidates may also be asked to submit further evidence of effective teaching, including teaching evaluations (peer reviews and/or student course evaluations) and sample syllabi.