Full-time Lecturer - Spanish

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Full-time Lecturer - Spanish Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Number 085591 Department Languages, Literatures & Cultures - 250250 Minimum Qualifications
  • M.A. in Spanish.
  • Near-native or native proficiency in Spanish.
  • Documented experience and expertise in teaching first and second-year Spanish courses.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Familiarity with ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
  • Experience in world language assessment.
  • Ability to teach beginning and intermediate courses in a hybrid or online format.
License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, in consonance with the University’s mission, offers a variety of courses that enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of other cultures and languages as well as their own.

In addition to the broad knowledge base acquired through these courses, students will understand that language and culture are inseparable. Upon fulfilling the Department’s requirements for undergraduate or graduate programs, students will be adequately prepared for lifelong learning in a multicultural world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach first and second-year courses in the Spanish program (anticipated course load 4/4).
  • Contribute to service activities in the department.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of interest describing the qualifications requested above and addressing the applicant’s approach to teaching beginning and intermediate language classes.
  • Names, email, and contact information of 3 references.
    Additionally, a minimum of one letter of recommendation specifically addressing excellence in language teaching must be emailed directly from the letter writer(s) to fountainca@appstate.edu c/o Dr. Catherine Fountain.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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