Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies (Hispanic Studies)



Position Information

Title
Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies (Hispanic Studies)

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Lecturer

Open Date
10/24/2023

Close Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

TRINITY COLLEGE’s Department of Language and Culture Studies invites applications for a renewable long-term Lectureship in Hispanic Studies to teach all levels of Spanish language beginning July 2024. We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Spanish Language or Literatures (degree received by the beginning of the position) with an excellent record in undergraduate teaching, native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and experience in the use and implementation of classroom technologies. Responsibilities include language teaching, curricular development, student language placement, advising, and working closely with heritage students. The teaching load is 5 courses annually, and the non-tenure stream lectureship’s initial appointment can be up to three years, with the possibility of promotion. Candidates who demonstrate a passion for pedagogy and a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduate students in a liberal arts context are encouraged to apply. They will be expected to actively participate in the service of our department and to the intellectual life and mission of the college. The Department of Language and Culture Studies offers courses in ten different languages and is committed to innovation in pedagogy across all levels of our curriculum.

Trinity College seeks a faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses your teaching philosophy and approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom; a curriculum vitae; and evidence of teaching (e.g., student evaluations for the past two years, sample syllabi/teaching materials). Applicants will be asked to list contact information for three reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, emails will be generated to reference providers, directing them to submit letters to a unique URL . Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier services) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

Consideration of applications will begin on January 7, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Zoom interviews and campus visits will be conducted starting in February of 2024.

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Spanish Language or Literatures (degree received by the beginning of the position) with an excellent record in undergraduate teaching, native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and experience in the use and implementation of classroom technologies.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses your teaching philosophy and approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom; a curriculum vitae; and evidence of teaching (e.g., student evaluations for the past two years, sample syllabi/teaching materials). Applicants will be asked to list contact information for three reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, emails will be generated to reference providers, directing them to submit letters to a unique URL . Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier services) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

Quick Link
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/3156

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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