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Career Instructor of Spanish

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Foreign Languages/Linguistics, International Affairs, International Studies, Instruction

Department: CAS Romance Languages
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

January 3, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

• A CV
• A cover letter explaining training, experience, and teaching philosophy
• Names and contact information for three professional references

Department Summary

The Department of Romance Languages, located in the School of Global Studies and Languages, is a diverse, multicultural, and plurilingual academic unit that researches and instructs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages and literature. It is the largest language department at the University of Oregon and frequently intersects with other departments and colleges on campus. The department sponsors and supports numerous activities such as lectures, film festivals, study abroad programs, international conferences, and community events.
Our department is composed of faculty members of different national origins, nationally and internationally distinguished, and a body of talented students pursuing Master's and Doctoral degrees. The department is a major contributor to the University of Oregon’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program.
The University of Oregon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; we strongly encourage applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

Position Summary

The Department of Romance Languages seeks to hire a full-time Career Instructor in Spanish Language and Culture to teach undergraduate language and culture classes at the lower-division level. Our multi-sectioned programs require creative teachers who work well in a collaborative environment with both graduate employees and faculty (both non-tenured and tenured). A full course load for this position is 9 courses per year (three per quarter).

Minimum Requirements

• MA in Spanish, applied linguistics, SLA, language pedagogy, or a related field before the start date.

Professional Competencies

• Professional-level proficiency in both Spanish and English.
• Documented successful college-level second-language or heritage language teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in curriculum development, program articulation, proficiency assessment, placement testing, service learning, or other areas of program development.
• Experience in supervising/coordinating multi-sectioned language programs.
• Experience in working with learners of Spanish as a Heritage Language.


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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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