Career Instructor of Spanish

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Career Instructor of Spanish

Job no: 527523
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Humanities, International Studies, Instruction

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

Review of Applications Begins
July 8, 2021; Position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier (statement of teaching philosophy; statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a summary of teaching evaluations).

Candidates that advance to the interview phase will be asked to supply 3 letters of recommendation that address the position requirements and preferred qualifications listed below.

Department Summary
The Department of Romance Languages is part of the newly formed School of Global Languages and Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences. It 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 conferences, and community events. Romance Languages is committed to principles of social justice as a core aspect of our curriculum and departmental culture.

Position Summary
The University of Oregon's Department of Romance Languages invites applications for a non-tenure-track Career Instructor of Spanish. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding teaching at all undergraduate levels, with a focus on beginning and intermediate Spanish in a university curriculum. We are especially interested in practitioners/teachers who will enhance the department's existing strengths in content-based instruction, assessment, and Spanish heritage language pedagogy.

Career Instructors of Spanish teach 9 courses per academic year (3 per term) primarily at the lower division (100-200).

Instructors will engage in professional development and current research related to Spanish applied linguistics and/or second-language teaching methodologies. They will also collaborate closely in a multi-sectioned program with other career instructors and Graduate Employees.

We welcome applications from candidates who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements
  • M.A. in Spanish or related field in hand by time of appointment.
  • Professional-level proficiency in Spanish and English

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research-driven curriculum development, and current online technologies
  • A commitment to working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and across department programs

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment and contribution to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Active connection with research and professional organizations
  • ACTFL OPI certification and expertise in ACTFL and/or CEFR guidelines
  • Expertise in other Romance languages (French, Italian, and/or Portuguese)

    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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