Lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Not specified
Aug 29, 2019
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a full-time, one-year renewable, benefits-eligible, lecturer position in Spanish & Portuguese.

Responsibilities will include teaching 7 courses in Spanish and Portuguese per year across three quarters according to the needs of the program in addition to some administrative and/or coordinating duties.

Superior level of proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese as defined by ACTFL is required.  A M.A. or equivalent in Portuguese and/or Spanish or a related field is required by the start date of the position.  Proficiency in English demonstrated by a minimum of one year of teaching and/or studying in an English-speaking country and/or a TOEFL score of at least 104 overall (and 26 in each area) is required.  An advanced degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, translation, or second-language teaching or acquisition or a related field is desirable.  A minimum of one year of experience teaching Spanish and Portuguese at the college or post-secondary level and experience in materials development are required.

This appointment will start on 1 September 2020.  This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/67440

 Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter written in English, Spanish, and Portuguese that addresses professional formation, teaching experience and the candidate’s approach to language pedagogy; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded.  Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide a teaching video and examples of teaching materials.

Application deadline is October 31, 2019.  Only completed applications will be considered. For further questions about this position, please contact Guillaume Beaudin, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, gbeaudin@uchicago.edu

The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

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