Assistant Professor of Spanish
Code: 16011 Posted: 10/22/2019
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Spanish.
Duties for this full-time position include a combination of teaching, continued scholarly activity, ongoing professional development, and service to the Department of Literatures and Languages and University—including co-curricular activities. Incumbent is expected to teach undergraduate courses at all levels of language, literature, and culture; to contribute to curriculum development; and to show promise for scholarly activity, with a native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Spanish. This position is crucial to any outreach to the growing Latinx population in the SE Wisconsin area and to the University’s plan to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). We need to be able to offer sustainable academic programs in Spanish, as well as co-curricular activities in Spanish and Latinx culture, to appeal to this growing demographic. For more information, please see our Emerging HSI website: https://www.uwp.edu/explore/aboutuwp/hsi/hsi.cfm.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops and designs curriculum and instructional material relevant to a course of instruction.
- Advises students on academic and career direction within a specific field of study.
- Facilitates classroom instruction including assessment of student performance.
- Collaborates with department faculty and staff to develop teaching strategies relevant to the discipline.
- Contributes to the development of teaching and learning scholarly work including publications and presentations.
Essential Knowledge and abilities
- Knowledge and ability in the field to teach a variety of courses.
- Ergonomic requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus, and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences.
- Equipment to be used on the job: laptop and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, and projector.
Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications
- ABD or PhD degree in Spanish or Hispanic Literatures or an equivalent discipline from an accredited university
- Evidence of successful university teaching experience
- Interest and ability to teach Spanish language, literature, and civilization
- Commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds
- Native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Spanish
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
“The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Three letters of recommendation
- Short statement on teaching philosophy (no more than 2 page)
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday December 2nd, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available here. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Transcripts will be required upon hire.