Lecturer of Spanish





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Salary commensurate with experience and education.


The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WOLC) at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer to teach elementary and intermediate Spanish courses (1000- and 2000- levels), with a 4/4 teaching load. The successful candidate will teach primarily lower-division undergraduate Spanish language courses, and, occasionally, at the 3000- or 4000-levels in field of specialization if the needs of the department so require. The start date for this position is January 2022. 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures is launching a hiring initiative to appoint a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member who(se): 1) bring visibility, renown, and additional impact to our department, 2) add to a long -standing goal of increasing diversity (e.g., ethnic, LGBTQI+, religious, etc.) across our department, and 3) intellectual and pedagogical expertise engages racial intersectionality.

Teaching responsibilities are at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston), and online. 


Must have an M.A. in Spanish or a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Spanish with native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English.    Experience
  • Demonstrated instructional excellence;
  • Knowledge of current concepts and methods in foreign language learning and instruction, including those related to online course delivery and language learning technology; 
  • Online teaching experience and/or willingness to teach online courses; 
  • Familiarity with ACTFL standards and OPI scales; 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; 
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with a team; 
  • Willingness to participate in and contribute to goals of department. 
Other Requirements
  • Familiarity/experience with teaching languages for specific purposes; 
  • Familiarity/experience with heritage language teaching; 
  • Documented college/university experience using task-based and proficiency-based instructional methods. 

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Interested candidates must submit their application documents online. Only application packages complete by the deadline of November 15, 2021 will be considered; each package must include all seven (7) of the items listed below:

1) a cover letter clearly addressing teaching experience;
2) a diversity statement demonstrating commitment to working with diverse student populations, faculty, and communities at SHSU;
3) a full CV;
4) a copy of graduate transcripts (must include a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Spanish);
5) a statement of teaching philosophy;
6) evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports); and
7) three (3) recent letters of recommendation (at least one letter should address candidate’s promise as a teacher).
If you cannot upload your letters of recommendation with your application materials, please indicate how they will be submitted (e.g., Interfolio, direct email, etc.).
All documents must be received by the deadline, including letters of recommendation, for the application to be considered.

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