The Department of Modern & Classical Languages at Allegheny College invites applicants interested in joining an energetic department that offers a breadth of languages and in contributing to a robust Spanish program on a full-time tenure-track appointment beginning in August of 2020. The ideal candidate will have a focus in Latinx culture; experience with heritage language learners is preferred.
While primary teaching responsibilities will be in Spanish, Allegheny College has committed ongoing resources to build faculty clusters with expertise in race, gender, and/or social justice who could contribute to the core curriculum in one (or more) of three interdisciplinary programs: Black Studies, Community & Justice Studies, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. This position will be in the cluster program and applicants are asked to demonstrate how their teaching and research experience intersects with one (or more of) these fields in their submitted materials. Faculty in the cluster program will be appointed in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages with clearly established guidelines and evaluation processes for contributions to other program(s). The cluster program will offer professional development opportunities and we welcome teacher-scholars who are enthusiastic to collaborate with faculty colleagues and to mentor undergraduate students in the above interdisciplinary areas.
All Allegheny faculty participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars (taught in English), in advising Senior Projects, and in our shared governance structure through service to the campus community. Teaching load is 3/3 with course releases earned through Senior Project advising, and a one-course reduction in the first semester on the tenure track.
Qualifications: Ph.D. by time of appointment required. Evidence of effective teaching and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English are required as well as a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and scholarly publications.
Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. We take seriously our responsibility to increase the diversity of our dedicated faculty, recognizing that diversity is an integral aspect of high quality education. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send letter of application, CV, diversity statement (describing how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, and/or service), and 3 letters of reference, to Briana Lewis, Department Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2019; request for supporting materials such as teaching dossier and writing sample may follow.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
About Allegheny College Department of Modern & Classical Languages
Foreign language study is widely recognized as a practical and intellectually stimulating way for students to both broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world and build strong communication skills.
We believe that a strong liberal arts language curriculum should integrate language and culture at all levels. While practical communication and mastery of linguistic structures are essential, the trademark of language learning within the context of the liberal arts is deep reflection on the interdependence of language and culture, reflected in the inherent connections between language and culture of the various countries and regions where each language is spoken.
By engaging with speakers of other languages and by exploring other cultures through a variety of cultural productions, Allegheny students learn to think critically and creatively about language itself and cultural debates in different parts of the world, preparing themselves for careers in the increasingly global marketplace or for graduate studies that build on their work at Allegheny.
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