Faculty - Tenure Track - Spanish

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Faculty - Tenure Track - Spanish

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:
The Spanish Program at Utah Valley University is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position to begin Fall semester 2021. The Spanish Program is located in the Department of Languages & Cultures in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This position is an excellent opportunity to play an essential role in a well-established program which offers a variety of different courses serving multiple degree options. This position seeks applicants to strengthen the Spanish Translation and Interpretation program, plus be able to teach any Spanish lower and upper division course as needed. We welcome diverse perspectives and seek to provide an atmosphere of inclusion in our program.

Workload expectations will consist of teaching, scholarship, and service. The position carries a teaching load of 24 credit hours per academic year, typically 12 credits per semester (4/4). Appointees will design, teach and enhance translation and Interpretation courses, plus Spanish for the professions classes using appropriate methods to meet clearly stated course objectives. Instruction may be face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats as assigned.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
• A Ph.D. in Spanish, translation and interpretation education and/or related field from an accredited institution. Foreign equivalent degree accepted.
• Three years minimum successful experience teaching Spanish Language at both lower and upper division college levels and/or extensive experience in the field of Spanish / English Translation and Interpretation.
• Oral and writing proficiency in Spanish and English at an Advanced High or Superior rating according to the American Council Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Extensive training and experience in a diverse range of translation and interpreting settings.
• Knowledge of the Spanish translation and interpretation discipline and the ties between the field and various allied disciplines.
• Knowledge of classroom instruction, curriculum development, and program evaluation.
• Knowledge of and mastery of the Spanish language discipline.
• Collegial and cordial attitude toward interaction with colleagues, students, staff and community.
• Effective counseling, advising and interpersonal communication skills.
• Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
• Self-motivated and responsible.
• Ability to manage, motivate, evaluate and recruit students.
• Ability to stay current with Hispanic affairs and culture.
• Ability to engage with the local Hispanic community.
• Ability to follow written and oral guidelines and procedures.
• Ability to serve effectively on committees at the program, departmental, college, and university level.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous college-level teaching diverse translation and interpreting courses and Spanish for the Professions.
• Experience teaching lower and upper division courses, professional topics and areas that complement current faculty specialties.
• Experience teaching across various platforms, i.e. face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid.


Physical Requirements:
Most work is performed in a normal classroom and office environment. Involves moving around campus. Appointees must have the mental and physical ability to perform the tasks associated with the position with or without accommodations.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC14620
Open Date: 11/06/2020
Review Start Date: 12/06/2020
Close Date: 2/1/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Must submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of degree (copy of transcripts) and teaching philosophy.


To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/20567

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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