Pro Tempore Instructor - Open Pool

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tempore Instructor - Open Pool

Job no: 527371
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Instruction

Department: Romance Languages
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter and CV.

Department Summary
The Department of Romance Languages is located in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is a diverse, multicultural, and plurilingual academic unit that researches and instructs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages and literatures. It is the largest foreign language department at the University of Oregon and frequently intersects with other departments and colleges on campus. The department sponsors and supports numerous activities such as lectures, film festivals, study abroad programs, international conference, and community events.

Our department is composed of first-rate faculty members of different national origins, nationally and internationally distinguished, and a body of talented students pursuing Master's and Doctoral degrees. There are approximately 47 full-time faculty and 38 graduate students.

The department's undergraduate program serves approximately 325 majors, teaches approximately 10,383 student credit hours per term and is a major contributor to the University of Oregon's Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program.

Position Summary
The Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon seeks to build a pool of qualified applicants for possible instructional positions in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (lower and upper division language and culture classes and upper division
literature and linguistics classes). Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding and performance. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. Contract offer is contingent upon demonstration of professional-level proficiency (ACTFL Superior, or equivalent) in both English and the target language.

Potential courses may include first- and second-year language courses (FR/ITAL/PORT/SPAN 101, 102, 103; 201, 202, 203); third-year language and culture courses ( FR/ITAL/PORT/SPAN 301, 303, 305) and, with appropriate credentials, introductory literature or linguistics courses such as FR 317 or SPAN 322, or advanced undergraduate seminars such as SPAN 420 or SPAN 424.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in the relevant Romance language or a related field.
  • PhD for those teaching upper-division literature, culture, and linguistics courses (number 315 and above).

    Professional Competencies
  • Professional-level proficiency (ACTFL Superior, or equivalent) in both English and the target language.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Successful college-level teaching experience; experience in curriculum development; proficiency assessment; heritage language teaching; service learning.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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