Instructor - World Languages and Cultures - Spanish

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

ID: 7056855
Posted: April 9, 2019

Job Description

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Teach beginning and intermediate courses at the undergraduate level;
• Fulfill service to the department.
Minimum Qualifications & Salary:
• Ph.D. in Spanish or related area (e.g., Latin American Studies; Comparative Literature) required; ABDs are eligible to apply but all the requirements for the degree must be completed before the start date;
• Experience as an instructor of record teaching Spanish classes at the undergraduate level;
• Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

Preferred Qualifications
• Evidence of teaching focus on one or more of the following areas: translation studies, Spanish for the professions, applied linguistics, world language pedagogies, Mexico, Latinx Studies
• Demonstrated interest or experience with communicative pedagogies, active learning, &/or experiential learning.
Additional Information:
Credentials Required for Application:
Only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) letter of application; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) current evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) statement of teaching philosophy and interests; 5) names and addresses of three individuals who will be asked to provide original letters of reference who can speak to your teaching abilities (dated within past year); 6) a transcript indicating highest degree earned (an official transcript is required for employment); and 7) a statement of commitment to diversity in higher education.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2019.

For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Cynthia Ducar, World Languages and Cultures, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Additional contact person: Dr. Philip S. Peek, Chair World Languages and Cultures. BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and to pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.

The mission of the World Languages and Cultures is to provide its students with the best possible undergraduate and Masters-level graduate education through the diversity of its core offerings and through its cooperation with interdisciplinary programs leading to a practical, liberal education.

World Languages and Cultures has as its primary function the preparation of well-trained and accomplished undergraduates. To this end, the Department is committed in contributing to the following:
1. the General Education Curriculum by providing language and cultural courses, in modern and classical Languages;
2. the major-level programs in Classical Studies, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish, as well as to minor programs in these languages and Chinese, Italian, and Japanese by placing emphasis on culture, on literature as an expression of culture, and language proficiency;
3. teacher preparation. A separate, co-equal commitment is to our role in undergraduate foreign language education which operates in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Development. This makes our undergraduate mission two-fold. Besides providing a diverse selection of courses for our undergraduate majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences, we also provide the area-specific courses for our foreign language education majors in the College of Education.

Programs in Spanish: The design of the programs in Spanish is based on the integration of language, culture, and literature. The programs reflect the nature of our most important goal: we address the reality that Spanish is spoken by many different ethnic groups whose cultures, history, and customs modify and enrich these languages. Graduates of our undergraduate and graduate Spanish programs have been very successful in effectively holding positions in businesses, government agencies and schools.

World Languages and Cultures is under the direction of the College of Arts and Sciences. Largest of the collegiate organizations of BGSU, the College of Arts and Sciences includes nineteen schools and academic departments as well as an additional number of formally organized program areas. The academic departments span the range of the traditional disciplines in the arts and humanities, languages, sciences and mathematics and social sciences.

Bowling Green State University is a public, state-assisted residential university. The main campus is comprised of seven colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, the College of Education and Human Development, the Graduate College, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Musical Arts, and the College of Technology. The main campus is located 25 miles south of Toledo, Ohio.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

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Department of World Languages and Cultures, Bowling Green State University (Main Campus).
World Languages and Cultures invites applications for a non-renewable instructorship in Spanish. Start date is August 2019.


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