Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Spanish

Korea, Republic of
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of World Language at the University of Utah invites applications for a unique 12-month, non-tenure-track career-line Spanish lecturer position to join our growing international team. The successful applicant will teach Spanish Language courses at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea (see details of UAC at Initial appointments will be for 1 year but can be extended for additional terms. We are looking for faculty who are excited to help build this new campus and support the development of cross-cultural educational opportunities. All interaction with students and faculty is generally in English on campus; no Korean language knowledge is required. In language classes, however, the target language will dominate. Following best practices, Spanish should be used as much as possible in the classroom to develop an immersion experience.

This position is open to applications at all academic ranks. We anticipate an initial one-year appointment with renewable annual appointments at the UAC upon satisfactory performance reviews. Salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees are provided a health benefit plan. Note: This 12-month position requires relocation to South Korea, and housing is provided for UAC employees. The UAC provides some personal and professional travel expenses. The successful candidate will teach seven core courses in the undergraduate program per year, typically in a 3-4, 4-3, or 3-3-1, with the single course being taught during summer or winter break.

The Department of World Languages & Cultures recognizes the importance of cultural and individual diversity in its educational and training programs and strives to provide an optimal and inclusive working and learning environment for all faculty, staff, and students. This encompasses all aspects of diversity, including but not limited to age, color, disability status, ethnicity, gender, language, veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sexual or affectional orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Spanish (exceptional candidates at the MA level may be considered), significant experience teaching Spanish in a proficiency-based program, and experience with curriculum development.

Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a list of five references with contact information. If prior teaching evaluations are available from other institutions, the candidate should submit these.