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Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Spanish - Songdo Campus
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The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
|Proposed Faculty Rank||Assistant Professor (Lecturer)|
|Department||00091 - World Languages and Cultures|
|City||Incheon, South Korea|
|Track||Non Tenure Track|
|New Position to Begin||July 1, 2021|
The Department of World Language at the University of Utah invites applications for a unique 12-month, non-tenure-track career-line Spanish lecturer position to join our growing international team. The successful applicant will teach Spanish Language courses at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea (see details of UAC at https://songdo.utah.edu/). Initial appointments will be for 1 year but can be extended for additional terms. We are looking for faculty who are excited to help build this new campus and support the development of cross-cultural educational opportunities. All interaction with students and faculty is generally in English on campus; no Korean language knowledge is required. In language classes, however, the target language will dominate. Following best practices, Spanish should be used as much as possible in the classroom to develop an immersion experience.
This position is open to applications at all academic ranks. We anticipate an initial one-year appointment with renewable annual appointments at the UAC upon satisfactory performance reviews. Salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees are provided a health benefit plan. Note: This 12-month position requires relocation to South Korea, and housing is provided for UAC employees. The UAC provides some personal and professional travel expenses. The successful candidate will teach seven core courses in the undergraduate program per year, typically in a 3-4, 4-3, or 3-3-1, with the single course being taught during summer or winter break.
The Department of World Languages & Cultures recognizes the importance of cultural and individual diversity in its educational and training programs and strives to provide an optimal and inclusive working and learning environment for all faculty, staff, and students. This encompasses all aspects of diversity, including but not limited to age, color, disability status, ethnicity, gender, language, veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sexual or affectional orientation, and socioeconomic status.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.
|Special Instructions for Candidates||
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Spanish (exceptional candidates at the MA level may be considered), significant experience teaching Spanish in a proficiency-based program, and experience with curriculum development.
Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a list of five references with contact information. If prior teaching evaluations are available from other institutions, the candidate should submit these.
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
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