Assistant Professor of Spanish: U.S. Latinx/Applied Spanish
August 17, 2018
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Full Time - Experienced
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a tenure track position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor I beginning in September 2019. The area of specialization sought is U.S Latinx with experience in community outreach including the creation of internships. Spanish for the Professions desirable. The duties of the Assistant Professor of Spanish will include teaching three lower level language courses and three specialized courses such as:
SPA *** U.S. Latinx Culture in the Workplace
SPA *** U.S. Latinx Film and Media
SPA *** The U.S. Latinx Community: From Local to Global.
The Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. Essential pedagogical commitments include: teaching language courses at all levels, program development and innovation, and engaging diverse student populations. Technology-assisted instruction, heritage speaker teaching, and service learning experience are highly desirable.
The successful candidate is expected to maintain excellence in undergraduate student-centered teaching, scholarly activity, and departmental and institutional service. Responsibilities include: advising of students; participation and leadership in department activities; mentoring of adjunct faculty; promotion of foreign language study and internship and service learning opportunities; program development.
All applicants must apply directly to our website at http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/5270 and attach the following: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and goals; detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals and needs; statement outlining a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students; and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation also are required and contact information must be provided through our website. The completion of a satisfactory background check is required for this position. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 1, 2018.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job-related criteria.
Ph.D. and undergraduate teaching experience and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English are required.
About Rider University
Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community. Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom. We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.
Founded in 1865, Rider has 71 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership; and 27 undergraduate and graduate certifications supported by 248 full-time faculty, 99% of whom hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
Rider is home to nearly 4,100 undergraduate and 1,050 graduate students representing 85 countries, 41 states, and 2 US territories. We ...have 20 (10 men’s and 10 women’s) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams, are a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and have active club and intramural sports programs.
With campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, N.J., we are within easy driving distance of both Philadelphia and New York City. Rider’s 280-acre Lawrenceville Campus has 43 buildings, as well as athletic fields, tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, and lake. Westminster Choir College’s 23-acre campus in Princeton has 14 buildings. In addition, we have over 20 residence halls equipped with voice, video and data service. Our two libraries are home to 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, more than 82,000 scores and music-related books, approximately 5,500 choral music titles in performance quantities, over 35,000 sound and visual recordings, and access to more than 100,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats.
Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities.
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