Instructor in Spanish
Full-Time/Temporary: Initial two-year appointment, with annual intent-to renew at 50% or more, contingent on enrollment
Appointment Dates: August 21, 2023 – May 2025
Seeking a team member that is (passionate and) committed to promoting the development of an equitable and inclusive environment.
UW-Stout seeks a dynamic, innovative lecturer to help raise the profile of the Spanish minor on campus and reimagine the role of language study in a polytechnic context. Applicants must be able to teach all levels of Spanish language classes, including Spanish for the professions in alignment with UW-Stout’s undergraduate programs. Beyond foundational and applied Spanish courses, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach existing upper-level content courses in film, culture, and literature, or develop new courses. The successful candidate will also oversee the Spanish minor and engage in curriculum assessment and revision, as well as collaborate with study abroad programming, other departments, student groups, and the local community to promote the study of language.
Minimum / Required
- Master’s degree in the area of Spanish, Foreign Language Education, or related field
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching Spanish
- Native or near native competency in Spanish and English
- Record of success in growing student interest and participation in Spanish
- Success in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
- Expertise in foreign language pedagogy
- Experience teaching advanced Spanish composition and conversation
- Evidence of skills in educational technology
- Knowledge of assessment practices
- Experience in program development and leadership
- Provide student academic advisement and conduct assessment of student learning. This includes contributing to academic program assessment and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff.
- Teach undergraduate Spanish courses, and/or other courses to be determined based on student enrollment and the candidate’s qualifications.
- Coordinate with relevant departments and off-campus stakeholders to expand recruitment and enrollment in the Spanish minor.
- Collaborate with the Office of International Education to align Spanish programming with study abroad opportunities.
- Develop and implement a plan for programmatic revisions to the Spanish minor to ensure its long-term sustainability, including curricular revisions. A standard IAS teaching load is 15 credits per semester. This position includes potential course reassignment during the first two years (up to 40% the first year and 20% the second year) to support raising the profile of Spanish on campus.
Responsibilities of all UW-Stout Instructional Academic Staff:
- Maintain a healthy and safe classroom and lab learning environment
- Provide Department Chair and students your course syllabi. Ensure that the syllabi align with the officially approved course curriculum information and includes instructor contact information
- Communicate directly with the Department Chair regarding available course resources (textbooks, e-books, student expenses, etc.) and resource request timelines/procedures established by the university)
- Schedule, maintain office hours and online availability for students, in alignment with departmental expectations
- Provide grades following the process/timeline established by the registrar
- Participate in curriculum continuous improvement and assessment of student learning
Spanish and Global Languages are currently housed in the Social Science Department, a vibrant, multidisciplinary department that includes anthropology, sociology, history, political science, geography, and economics. The department offers a bachelor’s degree in Applied Social Science as well as numerous minor programs, in addition to the Spanish minor.
Depending on the candidate’s background and experience, this position might also include teaching courses outside of Spanish or in other academic departments, such as the Department of English, Philosophy, and Communication Studies.
Applications received by end of day, January 3rd, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after January 3rd, 2023 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.
To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs
Required application materials:
- Cover letter (* See below)
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Inclusivity statement**(Separate one-page document)
- Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts required at time of hire)
*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
Applicants must 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.
Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation 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 accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Nels Paulson
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Diane Duerst
An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.
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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
- Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.
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