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Lecturer in Spanish Language and Culture (83206)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Full Time
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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida seeks an instructor at the rank of Lecturer with experience teaching Spanish, coordinating language courses at the university level, and mentoring instructors. This is a full-time, nine-month, renewable, non-tenure-track position. The start date is August 16, 2022.

Responsibilities of the position include:
  • Teaching three courses per semester mainly in the Lower Division Spanish program, with an occasional course at the Upper Division level (dependent on departmental needs);
  • Working closely with the Director of Language Instruction to coordinate first-year language courses in Spanish and to mentor new graduate teaching assistants (including first-time instructors);
  • Participating in departmental duties, including committee work, ongoing training in pedagogy, curriculum development, and supervision of instructors.
UF is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity, and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental website ( to learn more about the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.

The ideal candidate will have: a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Spanish or closely related field (M.A. or M.Ed. will be considered if other qualifications are outstanding); native or native-like fluency in English and Spanish; demonstrated excellence as a teacher; experience as a supervisor and/or coordinator in a college-level language program; exceptional organizational and mentorship skills; and a strong commitment to working with diverse populations.

Additional desirable qualities include experience or interest in one or more of the following: Spanish translation; Spanish for the Professions; Afro-Latinx languages, cultures, or linguistics; leading study abroad programs.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and the application must include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for this specific position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) complete and unabridged course evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching for 3-4 undergraduate Spanish classes, and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to the applicant's Interfolio submission packet. Supplementary materials such as research and diversity statements may be requested from applicants later on in the screening process.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by December 23, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. You may send email inquiries about the position to Lorena Albert-Ferrando (, but be aware that all materials must be submitted via the online application as outlined above.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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