Lecturer (Modern and Classical Languages - Spanish)

Valdosta State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Modern Classical Languages in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences seeks applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of lecturer beginning August 1, 2022.  The lecturer position is renewable with a pathway for possible promotion to senior lecturer.  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and participate in service at the department and college level.

 Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages is comprised of 17 full-time faculty serving over 100 majors in the Spanish and French BA Programs, minors in French, German, and Spanish, all ESOL Endorsement students, and providing courses in eight languages for the core.  In addition, the department is home to the MAT Programs in ESOL and FLED (Spanish and French).  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses predominately in the Spanish program, the ESOL and FLED graduate programs, as well as for supervising teacher candidates in their clinical practice. For more information on the department visit https://www.valdosta.edu/mcl/

For more information contact Dr. Ofélia R. Nikolova via email at ornikolova@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5948. 


Teaching a 5-5 load of Spanish courses at all levels, as well as courses in ESOL, FLED, and student teaching supervision; mentoring students; participating in department, college, and university service and committee work.


  • Master’s degree in Spanish or related field with qualifications to teach Spanish, ESOL/FLED (18 graduate hours in the fields);
  • K-12 teaching certificate in Spanish and/or ESOL by June 1, 2022;
  • Ability to teach in both a face-to-face and online modality;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.


  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds in study abroad, undergraduate research, and other experiential learning endeavors.

Online application is required and should be submitted by October 3, 2021.   

Valdosta State University is a regional comprehensive university located on a gorgeous 168-acre campus of palm trees, vast green lawns, Spanish mission style architecture and an award-winning design. The university serves a student enrollment of approximately 11,500 from all states within the US and hosts over 300 international students from more than 76 countries. It is located in the city of Valdosta, a very family-friendly area with new housing developments, modest living costs, excellent public and private schools, a vibrant music and arts scene, and a 170-acre theme park, Wild Adventures. The city is served by the Valdosta Regional Airport and is home to Moody Air Force Base. It is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75 and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida and a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit https://www.valdosta.edu or for information about the community visit https://www.valdostachamber.com/.       

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including (but not limited to) minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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