Assistant / Associate Professor (Temporary)

The University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant / Associate Professor (Temporary)

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics to work with and advise graduate students in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ MA in LLC-P (Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Pedagogy) and 4+1 in Childhood Education in Languages, Literatures and Cultures and to teach graduate courses in Foreign Language Pedagogy as well as undergraduate courses in Spanish Grammar/Communication as needed. The selected candidate will also serve as an advisory member of the Foreign Language Education Advisory Committee and assist in all aspects of planning and management of the DLLC graduate pedagogy program. The position is a terminal appointment that is renewable for up to 3 years. It includes full benefits.


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in hand in Spanish Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English and a minimum of one year college-level teaching experience as the instructor of record. The candidate should have a background in Spanish Pedagogy and/or Second Language Acquisition or Applied Linguistics and familiarity with contemporary language acquisition theories, as well as phonology, pragmatics, national and state standards, intercultural competence, and sociolinguistics. Experience in the supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants is desirable.


Candidates should be committed to high-quality instruction in a collaborative, communicative learning environment. They should be able to work with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Candidates should have experience using technology to foster student learning and be willing to collaborate with colleagues to advance student outcomes. Experience with heritage language learners and a willingness to direct study abroad programs is highly desirable.


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware ( is within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Spanish program offers BA and MA degrees, with courses ranging from language and literature to culture and civilization, oral communication, film, Spanish for the sciences, and video games and Latin American culture. Students in our program enjoy diverse study abroad opportunities with programs to Spain, Chile, Argentina, Panama, Costa Rica, and other destinations.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 23 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves more than 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through fundamental course work. The College’s 590 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $35 million, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin April 2, 2021. The deadline for candidates to submit their application is April 9, 2021. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student or peer course evaluations/reports, teaching prizes, a video sample of teaching, etc.), and contact information for two references at For additional information, please contact Ali Alalou at


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values.



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