NOTICE OF FILING - Assistant Professor - Spanish/World Language Education

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

5359

Working Title

NOTICE OF FILING - Assistant Professor - Spanish/World Language Education

Position Type

Faculty/Instructional

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities ( CASSH ) includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well departments in the School of Visual and Performing Arts ( VPA ). CASSH / VPA continues the established liberal studies tradition of providing curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.

CASSH / VPA is dedicated to providing quality innovative instruction and creative learning experiences which prepares students for future careers and education. More broadly, such learning allows students to continue to develop meaningful, responsible lives. Graduates of the college will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand complex issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as global citizens, and to discover and apply carefully considered values.

CASSH / VPA faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. CASSH / VPA, through its faculty, students, and curricula, also is dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the college works diligently to establish its membership in the broader community.

The academic community within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and School of Visual and Performing Arts supports a strong general education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and international programs, which together promote lifelong personal and professional learning for every individual who comes through their programs.

Position Summary

The Department of Global Cultures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse—a department committed to high-impact pedagogical practices, diversity, equity, content-based instruction, and cultural competency— invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Spanish—Cultural Studies/World Language Education at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 31, 2020.

The successful candidate will design and teach courses in Spanish at all levels of the program. Responsibilities in World Language Education may include teaching World Language Teacher Education and methods courses, pre-student teaching field experience courses, or student teaching supervision.

All faculty in Global Cultures and Languages at UW-La Crosse teach 12 credits (3-4 courses) per semester. In addition, faculty at UW La Crosse advise undergraduate students, participate in service activities at departmental, college, and university levels and maintain a progressing research trajectory.

This position is affiliated with the School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education ( EPC ) and the dean of the EPC will provide feedback regarding hiring and personnel reviews. School of Education affiliated faculty are expect¬¬ed to be engaged in service and scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers. Some additional work hours outside the academic school year may be required in order to align duties with the PK-12 school year. School of Education affiliated faculty also collaborate with the Department of Educational Studies on advising and curriculum related issues.
UW-La Crosse’s School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus.

General position summary statement for UWL faculty positions:
Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individual is expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship appropriate to the discipline. In addition, this individual will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English.

Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to completing a doctorate degree in either Spanish, Cultural Studies, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2021.

Successful applicants must have relevant experience teaching Spanish to undergraduate students and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in U.S. PK-12 schools or equivalent.

Applicants also will have demonstrated ability to teach and model culturally relevant pedagogy and inclusive practices, including global perspectives and content in instruction and maintain an active research agenda that informs their work both in Spanish studies and as a teacher educator.

Preferred Qualifications

We are interested in hiring an innovative teacher-scholar with a broad competence in cultural studies who is able to make contributions to our curriculum in areas such as: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Studies, Migration Studies, Race Studies, Social Justice, and /or Transatlantic Studies.

The ability to develop outreach projects and service-learning education, design local and international engagement and education opportunities, and / or incorporate undergraduate students in their research activities is desirable.

Experience with standards-based teacher preparation and performance-based assessments (e.g. edTPA, InTASC standards) is also desirable.

Physical Demands

N/A

Working conditions and environment

N/A

Miscellaneous Information

A competitive recruitment and selection process was conducted for this employment opportunity and a U.S. worker was not selected. An application for Alien Employment Certification is being filed on behalf of an alien to fill the employment opportunity. Anyone with documentary evidence relative to the application, or available workers, wages and/or working conditions, may contact the Regional Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address:
U.S Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410 Atlanta GA 30303 Phone: 404-893-0101, Fax: 404-893-4642
The position has been filled. This posting is mandatory to meet a United States Department of Labor requirement. See the job posting for more details.

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Teaching

Duties to Support Responsibility

N/A

Percentage Of Time

N/A

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Service

Duties to Support Responsibility

N/A

Percentage Of Time

N/A

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Research

Duties to Support Responsibility

N/A

Percentage Of Time

N/A

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Applicants must provide a CV, a cover letter which addresses their teaching philosophy, and a list of 4 references including the name, email address and telephone numbers of the recommenders. First review of applications will begin March 24, 2020.

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years. https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/download/2018-12-10- UPS -OP-TC-1-Recruitment_FNL.pdf

Posting Date

02/14/2020

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

03/24/2020

Position Contact Name

Dr. Omar Granados, Search and Screen Chair

Position Contact Email

ogranados@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral


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