Arizona State University Director of Spanish Language Acquisition
The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for a Director of Spanish Language Acquisition at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a dynamic expert in Second Language Acquisition/ Applied Linguistics with specific expertise in L2 face-to-face and/or online language program administration and coordination. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (August 16 – May 15). Arizona State University is the nation’s leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. SILC’s Spanish L2 programs are increasing in size at a robust rate, and we seek a candidate who excels in teaching and administration to help advance the School’s programs to national prominence. SILC also offers an MA in Language Teaching and a PhD in Spanish with a linguistics track.
Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition/ Applied Linguistics/Foreign Language Education at the time of hire. • Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English. • Expertise in curriculum development and language program administration.
Desired Qualifications: • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in developing face-to-face and/or online courses or programs • Demonstrated effectiveness in leadership and TA supervision in Spanish Language Programs at the post-secondary level • Research focus or interest in Applied Linguistics, teaching methodologies, CALL, or related area • Demonstrated effectiveness in college-level teaching, including Spanish hybrid and/or online courses • Knowledge of the ACTFL proficiency scale for foreign languages and its application in language programs • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership for the administration and program building of the Spanish L2 language program; help train and mentor graduate teaching assistants; teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses; and participate in service to the school and university as appropriate in rank. Competitive salary, including summer stipend.
To apply, submit the following electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/70360
1.A current curriculum vitae. 2. A cover letter addressed to Prof. Sara Beaudrie, Search Committee Chair, outlining program administration experience, knowledge, and philosophy, L2 teaching philosophy and methodologies, and how the applicant's experiences fit the qualifications listed above. 3. Two recent sets of student evaluations. 4. One sample syllabus for a language course. 5. The names, positions, and contact information (including email addresses) of three references, who may be contacted directly. 6. Include a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
Initial deadline is 5pm on Friday, December 6th. Initial review of applications will begin the 7th of December, 2019 and will continue every week until the position is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
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Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition/ Applied Linguistics/Foreign Language Education at the time of hire.
Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English.
Expertise in curriculum development and language program administration.
Internal Number: 15144
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