Lecturer in Spanish
Lecturer in Spanish
Purpose of Position
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Spanish, effective August 2021. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with a nominal teaching load of 4-4. Research specialization is open but should be grounded in Latin American or Latinx literatures and cultures. Successful applicants will be dedicated to undergraduate language teaching at all levels and have a willingness to teach service learning courses. Other desirable teaching interests include Spanish for the professions, digital humanities, and interdisciplinary teaching.
The Ph.D. in Spanish or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Individuals who are ABD and will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and/or possess a master’s degree in a related field may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL) at Christopher Newport University is composed of a team of 21 scholar-teachers who are committed to undergraduate education and to professional growth. The Department offers instruction in French, German, Spanish, ancient Greek, Latin, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese. Our programs include four majors, four interdisciplinary minors, and MAT degrees in Spanish and ESL. We are also strong supporters of study abroad: MCLL has sponsored numerous short-term study trips and, in conjunction with the Office of Study Abroad, advises students on longer-term language immersion opportunities. In addition to serving our majors and minors, MCLL has the privilege of working with a significant portion of the student body through the second language literacy requirement in the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum. MCLL faculty members publish on a diverse range of subjects and welcome the opportunity to mentor students on independent research projects. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/languages/.
CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; The Fall 2020 freshman class of 1,155 students was selected from 7,300 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1184, respectively. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, located between Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia coast. The campus integrates the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Opening in 2021 and adjoining the Ferguson Center, the $57 million Fine Arts Center will house over 7,500 sq. ft of gallery exhibition space, state-of-the art teaching and museum learning spaces, studios and classrooms. It will serve the university community and the entire Peninsula region.
Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information
To apply, please provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin on June 27, 2021.
Applications received after June 27, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
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