Assistant Professor of Spanish

South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 16, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Spanish to join the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies beginning August 2021.

The successful candidate will have near-native proficiency in Spanish and English and hold a Ph.D. in Spanish or a closely related field. Teaching excellence at all undergraduate levels of Spanish, a commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy, and knowledge of current best practices in teaching methodologies for face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities are requirements for the position. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching and developing curricula in Spanish for Health Professions, but additional areas of expertise will be considered, including Spanish for the Professions, Spanish for Business, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers. Willingness to foster outreach and community engagement is required, as is an active research agenda, and the ability to engage collaboratively with colleagues and students in a multi-language department. Advanced assistant professors are encouraged to apply. The LIS Department offers a major in Languages and Intercultural Studies with concentrations in Hispanic Studies and Multiple Languages, as well as minors in Spanish and Spanish for Health Professions, and has plans to develop a graduate certificate in Spanish for Health Professions. The new colleague will work collaboratively across departments to develop curricular offerings relevant to students for whom linguistic and cultural competence is a critical component of their academic and professional training.

The LIS Department aspires to create a diverse and inclusive community of scholars that cultivates curiosity, inspires creativity, fosters interdisciplinary understanding, and encourages innovation. The typical course load in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts is 21 credit hours per academic year or the equivalent, with due consideration and adjustment made for the demands of individualized instruction, independent study, experiential learning, and other high-impact teaching practices. The university offers support for professional development and scholarly activity both on and off campus, and values community engagement as an element of the faculty role.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and work experience), statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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