Instructor of Spanish
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College is seeking to appoint a full-time instructor of Spanish, beginning August 2021. This is a three-year nontenurable contract with the possibility of renewal pending departmental need and satisfactory performance. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. We seek candidates with native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, a strong background in beginning and intermediate language teaching, experience teaching Spanish at the university level, and who demonstrate familiarity with current methods in second-language pedagogy. Proven experience in coordination (course, level, or program) and curriculum development will be a plus. Master's degree in Spanish or M.A.T. in Spanish required. Teaching load will be three courses per semester, from first to third-semester Spanish language classes. The position also includes academic advising, as well as contributing to co-curricular offerings and activities in the department. The option exists for the new hire to apply for directorship of Rhodes College Language Learning Center for additional compensation, but this is not a requirement of the job.
Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country's most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/why-rhodes/liberal-arts-city
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/college-handbook-employee-policies/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample lessons, and sample syllabi; 5) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin April 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.