ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SPANISH LINGUISTICS

Location
Michigan, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenure-track position at Assistant Professor level beginning late August 2021. Ph.D. required by June 2021. Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience. The successful candidate will join a growing Spanish program and teach a full-time load of six courses per year ranging from introductory Spanish language to more advanced courses in Spanish. We seek a teacher-scholar with expertise and experience in applied Spanish linguistics, second language acquisition, or sociolinguistics. The successful candidate will be committed to curricular design that seeks to include students with diverse affiliations with Spanish language and cultures. Additional interest or expertise in Spanish for Specific Purposes is a plus.

Candidates are expected to have a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, a promise of scholarly excellence, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom. Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic, arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by November 17, 2020, will receive full consideration. Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (unofficial acceptable), a detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, a detailed statement on scholarship, and a statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches at https://www.kzoo.edu/search/spanish. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to SpanishSearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line in the format lastname_firstname. Kalamazoo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply and to identify themselves if they wish.