Assistant Professor (Spanish language and University 101)
University of the Fraser Valley
Position: Assistant Professor (Spanish language and University 101)
Department: Modern Languages, College of Arts
Status: Faculty, Permanent (tenure-track); 100% full-time
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Review Date: February 14, 2020
The College of Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Spanish and University 101 within the Department of Modern Languages.
We are seeking an energetic individual to facilitate learning of Spanish as a second language, student success and intercultural transition to the Canadian university context. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Spanish language and culture at all undergraduate levels, as well as University 101, a course taught in English and designed to support students early in their post-secondary studies as they engage with their own learning and transition to university.
The successful candidate will have experience teaching Spanish language acquisition courses as well as Hispanic literatures and cultures. Experience teaching upper-level content courses in Spanish (e.g. Translation or Spanish for the Professions) would be an asset. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop innovative curriculum and coordinate language courses in Spanish and English. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience with student development and learning strategies in a multicultural learning environment.
Strong experience with incorporating Indigenous perspectives, teaching international students, and managing the needs of a diverse classroom environment is essential. UFV is strongly committed to Indigenizing our curriculum and our practice; successful candidates will be expected to bring Indigenous perspectives to teaching and/or seek mentoring from experienced faculty members to do the same. Likewise, we are committed to supporting and engaging international students and the diverse classroom population at UFV. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or teachers and researchers with experience of racialization, colonization and/or other forms of marginalization.
Demonstrable experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, on-line, and computer-assisted learning) and the ability to engage students in technology enhanced learning is required. The successful candidate will show aptitudes for using active engagement teaching methods; working in team situations; demonstrated ability to participate in innovative inter-disciplinary teaching; a collaborative approach to engaging in department business; and an active commitment to academic service.
Candidates must demonstrate willingness and capability to develop and supervise practicums and other experiential learning opportunities (e.g. study tours, field trips and service learning).
The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a program of scholarly activity or research, preferably one which involves students, is related to the acquisition of Spanish as a second language or to teaching and learning, and/or is community-linked. As a faculty member, you will be expected to participate in an on-going process of professional development and to lead others to do so in your teaching and collegial service.
Candidates must have a PhD, or an equivalent doctoral degree, in Spanish Second Language Education or in Educational Studies (with a concentration in Higher Education, Post-secondary Studies, Adult or Workplace Learning, or Student Affairs); a doctoral degree in an area closely related to one of the two disciplines listed above will also be considered. Candidates who are enrolled in a doctoral program and can show evidence of imminent completion will be considered. The ability to work and teach effectively in English is required. Candidates must have native fluency in Spanish.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit electronically a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and recent teaching evaluations), original sample course plans for a Spanish language course and a University 101 course, and a statement of research interests and sample of scholarly work. Three letters of reference should be submitted separately and directly to email@example.com.
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org (https://www.ufv.ca/careers/job-postings/2020012.htm)
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 14, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled