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Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Posting Details 

Position Information

Business Title Assistant Professor of Spanish
Position Number
Home Department World Languages and Cultures
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

The work faculty schedule is Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekends in order to promote student and departmental activities and special events.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) is central to the Liberal Arts mission of Georgia College, encouraging and cultivating literary, linguistic and intercultural competence, academic achievement, critical thinking, and a broader understanding of global issues. WLC offers instruction in languages, literature and cultures in the classroom and beyond. We also offer study abroad programs, a state of the art language lab, conversation tables, community outreach activities, and honor societies for outstanding French and Spanish students. The new BA in World Languages and Cultures at Georgia College has been designed to provide students with well-developed cognitive and communication skills and with a broad knowledge base that will enable students to pursue additional studies at the graduate level or to enter the job market in positions that demand the ability to communicate effectively, to reason critically, and to solve problems successfully, in more than one language and in a variety of cultural contexts. In today’s rapidly increasing global economy, students may use foreign language study to add a valuable international dimension to numerous career opportunities in education, business, economics, government work, journalism, law, medicine, computer and scientific research.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose of Position

We seek a trans-Atlantic Golden Age scholar with the ability to put Peninsular literature in conversation with Colonial Mexico and/or the Caribbean.

The candidate must also be a generalist who is enthusiastic about teaching all levels of Spanish, beginning, intermediate and advanced, to majors, minors, and non-majors in a liberal arts context, and who can develop and teach courses outside her/his area of specialization. The teaching load will be 4/4. All faculty supervise senior capstone projects.

To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teaching Responsibilities include teaching courses in the discipline as defined in the position description.

The faculty member will be a trans-Atlantic Golden Age scholar with the ability to put Peninsular literature in conversation with Colonial Mexico and/or the Caribbean. This position will develop and implement new courses to enhance the Spanish curriculum.

The finalist will also be a generalist who can teach outside of her/his area of specialization, who is enthusiastic about all levels of language instruction, including beginning Spanish, and who is enthusiastic about teaching majors and non-majors alike. The teaching load will be 4/4. All faculty supervise senior capstone projects.

This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity
Job duties performed for the above function

All faculty are expected to pursue a research agenda, stay current with new and evolving developments in their field, and develop as professionals. Some examples of professional development activities include:
*scholarly research and publication,
*attending conferences,
*presenting at professional meetings,
*applying for grants,
*participating in professional organizations, and
*publishing in appropriate venues.

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level.

*Faculty support departmental programs and efforts at recruiting majors.
*Faculty attend and encourage students to attend co-curricular activities organized by the department.
*Faculty mentor students.
*Faculty develop and participate in student-focused extra-curricular activities that foster language learning.

Service also includes activities such as:
*Committee memberships and offices

  • Program development
  • Participation in special programs or projects

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Involvement in student-focused extra-curricular activities that foster language learning, scholarly activity and university or community service.

This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. in Spanish, ABD considered. Spanish concentrate required: we seek a trans-Atlantic Golden Age scholar with the ability to put Peninsular literature in conversation with Colonial Mexico and/or the Caribbean.

Evidence of superior language teaching ability in a proficiency-based environment.

Evidence of an active scholarly agenda.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S.3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials)).

Applicants must possess native or near native fluency in Spanish and English.

Must be able to work in the United States.

Department Required Skills

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, research, engaged learning, and mentoring students at the undergraduate level in the context of a Liberal Arts college environment. We seek a dynamic instructor who will offer stimulating, engaging, current and rigorous courses.

The ability to create theme-driven courses on the Hispanic Atlantic during the period of Conquest. Must also be a generalist who is enthusiastic about all levels of language, including beginning Spanish, and who can teach outside of her/his area of specialization.

List any other requirements

The department seeks candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Other Job Requirements

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Preferences

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Prefer second language concentrate (German, Italian, Chinese, etc.) with 18 hours SACS required credit hours.

Certification to teach Spanish in the Professions preferred but not required.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate a commitment to Georgia College’s Liberal Arts mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0161
Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References No
Minimum Requests
Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference
Applicant Special Instructions

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have higher education teaching experience?
    • Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
    • No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
  3. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Specialist
    • ABD - All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
    • Doctoral

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of 3 References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Relevant Certifications/Training Certificates