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Professor of Teaching and Director of Language Instruction in Spanish

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 6th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Professor of Teaching and Director of Language Instruction in Spanish

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of California Riverside invites applications for the position of Professor of Teaching who will also serve as the Director and Coordinator of Language Instruction in Spanish. This is an open rank recruitment for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Teaching with an expected hire date of July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will have a background in Applied Linguistics, Critical and Inclusive Language Pedagogies, Spanish as a Heritage Language, Sociocultural Linguistics, and/or Language Education. We are particularly interested in scholars and teachers who focus on translanguaging. We seek candidates with or who have the potential for demonstrated excellence in teaching and coordination, ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, including students of Spanish as a Heritage Language, and professional proficiency in English and Spanish.

Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will be a ladder-rank member of the faculty in the Professor of Teaching series and will join the leadership team of a vibrant language program. We seek a candidate to take a leading role in reforming the Spanish Language curriculum to serve the needs of UC Riverside’s diverse student body. The duties will include; teaching, curriculum development, language proficiency assessment , oversight of lecturers and teaching assistants, course scheduling, and summer session coordination. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses at the lower and upper-division undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g., Spanish linguistics, Spanish as a Heritage Language, Second-language teaching methods). A commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as an interest in collaborating with diverse faculty within Hispanic Studies and across campus in interdisciplinary endeavors are highly valued.

To apply submit cover letter of application, updated CV including description of teaching experience, one or two course syllabi, a teaching philosophy statement, a statement of past and/or planned future contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence, evidence of successful teaching performance, and three current letters of recommendation to: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01218 Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The position will remain open until filled.

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Professors of Teaching at UC Riverside are classified as Lecturers with Potential for Security of Employment (Assistant Professor of Teaching) or as Lecturers with Security of Employment (Associate or Full Professor of Teaching). Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Questions/inquiries please email: Alessandro Fornazzari, Search Committee Chair: aforna@ucr.edu

Job location

Riverside, CA

Levels

Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) - Spanish Language Program

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Course Syllabi - 1

  • Course Syllabi - 2 (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Lecturer with Security of Employment (SOE)— Spanish Language Program

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Course Syllabi - 1

  • Course Syllabi - 2 (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required