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Assistant Professor of Spanish
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
The University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach Spanish language and related courses, and to provide leadership for the Spanish Minor. The position begins August 2017.
DEPARTMENT: Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, and Performing Arts ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 21, 2017
Minimum / Required --Ph.D. in Spanish, or related field, required before the start of the contract in August 2017
Preferred / Desired --Evidence of teaching excellence or potential --Experience working with language programs; including, for example, curricular development, advising students, etc. --Interest in or experience with Study Abroad Programs --Demonstrated potential for teaching undergraduate students at a polytechnic institution --Ability to develop courses, taught in English, relating to the US Latina/Latino experience --Demonstrated potential to engage in relevant research and scholarly activities
The successful candidate will normally teach 12 credit hours per semester. Courses may include, but are not limited to Spanish Language, Spanish Composition and Conversation, and Literature. The position requires curriculum development, assessment of student learning, course and program assessment, administering and advising of the minor programs, acting as liaison to the UW-System Collaborative Language Program, engagement in scholarly activities, and service to the university.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All students are issued laptops. Faculty use the university's online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application, you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials: --Cover letter addressing the required qualifications, and speaking to the preferred qualifications --Current resume with employment history dates clearly identified --Names, titles and contact information for three references familiar with your skills or work --One recent direct supervisor required within the list of references; email and phone required --Unofficial copies of transcripts (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral); official transcripts required prior to hire --English translations as necessary
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017; screening of applications will begin Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Applications may be reviewed until position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact: Ilse Hartung (715) 232-1361 firstname.lastname@example.org
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