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Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Employer
Lycoming College
Location
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive
Date posted
Apr 3, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Lycoming College is hiring a Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

With an opening sparked by a department member moving into the Administration, the department of Modern Language Studies at Lycoming College invites applications for a one-year full-time Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish beginning Fall 2024, with possibility of renewal. Area of specialization is open. We are interested in candidates whose work incorporates race, gender, and/or border studies. As part of the 3-3 teaching load, candidates should be prepared to teach language courses, introductory courses, courses on literature and culture, and advanced courses in their field of specialization.

Required Experience and Qualifications: M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred. Native or near-native fluency as well as demonstrated teaching competency in Spanish required. The ideal candidate will have sustained living experience in a Spanish-speaking country, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, a serious commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and evidence of potential for related scholarship.

Application details:
Please upload the following with your application for consideration:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy— please include why you are interested in teaching in a liberal arts academic environment and how you address diversity and inclusion in your courses.
  • Any additional materials that would support your application, such as previously used syllabi or evidence of successful teaching.
  • Two letters of recommendation

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Who We Are:
Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts and sciences colleges and is becoming increasingly recognized for the quality of its experiential programming and for students gaining the skills needed upon graduation in today’s world. Students partner with faculty in doing original research, thrive in a robust program of internships, study abroad in more than two dozen countries, and compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports. Lycoming College’s strong endowment per student provides the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College offers more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations to about 1,000 active learners, including 37% international and domestic students of color. Students represent 31 states and territories as well as 16 countries.

The College proudly celebrates and values the principle of inclusive excellence. In support of its commitment to establishing an inclusive and equitable campus, Lycoming College seeks to recruit more faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups with the recognition that doing so advances institutional excellence. 
 
Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer. 

Company

Lycoming College

At Lycoming College, classic meets cutting edge, and tradition meets progress. A liberal arts and sciences college with a distinguished past and an exciting future, Lycoming is dedicated to providing a 21st-century education in a supportive, residential environment that fosters individual growth and a tight-knit community of learners. Founded in 1812, the College helps students discover their passions and how to become meaningful members of their communities.

Lycoming is ranked as a Tier 1 National Liberal Arts and Sciences college by U.S. News & World Report, where it has risen 17 spots in the last two years. In addition, Lycoming is listed as one of “The Best 382 Colleges” by The Princeton Review and has been named a leading national liberal arts college by Washington Monthly.

All of Lycoming’s resources and faculty are dedicated to the undergraduate education of just 1,200 students. With a 12:1 ratio of students to faculty, classes of five or ten students are not uncommon, while larger introductory courses average just 30 students. This means abundant opportunities for individual attention by exceptional faculty members who are truly committed to teaching.

The faculty at Lycoming College are active teachers, committed mentors, and scholars who produce knowledge and creative work. They draw students into learning and prepare them with the skills needed to succeed in a world characterized by rapid change and intense competition. Lycoming students are superbly prepared to meet the challenges of life through an academic program that includes both breadth of study in the arts and humanities, math and languages, social and natural sciences and depth of study in at least one area of concentration. The College grants Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees and offers 41 academic programs.

Lycoming students, who come from as nearby as Williamsport and as far away as Africa and Asia, embrace the entire student experience. High-impact opportunities can be found in abundance. For example, students conduct research with faculty, complete internships and service or community-based learning projects, teach in the local schools, and study abroad.

Lycoming offers students opportunities to participate in faculty-led research, giving undergraduates a taste of what research is like at a professional level, as well as helping them prepare for graduate studies.

Lycoming’s campus lies near historic downtown Williamsport, a city best-known as the birthplace of Little League Baseball and the site of its annual Little League World Series. The rolling hills and forestlands of north central Pennsylvania provide some of the state’s best scenery, as well as hiking, camping, kayaking, and other outdoor recreation, while the Williamsport greater metro area has a population of approximately 100,000 people. Lycoming is less than four hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.

The College enjoys a relationship with the United Methodist Church and supports its tradition of providing an education to persons of all faiths. The College is firmly committed to a policy of cultural diversity and expects its students to work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and inclusivity.

Lycoming College prepares students for a lifetime of success at one of the best liberal arts and sciences colleges in the country.

Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer. Job openings for faculty and staff can be found on the Employment Opportunities page.

Lycoming College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, a retirement plan, tuition benefit programs, life and long-term disability insurance, several paid-time-off plans (e.g. holidays, vacation, sick leave, etc.) and a variety of additional voluntary benefit programs (e.g. dental, short-term disability, etc.) for employees to choose from.

Come see why Lycoming College has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top publication for colleges and universities.

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