Assistant Professor of Spanish and English
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Averett University's Department of Language, Literature, and Culture invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall 2024.
The ideal candidate will support both the Spanish program, which has a growing Spanish minor, and the English program. The candidate should have primary expertise in Spanish language instruction and Spanish literature, as well as the ability to support the English curriculum, through the teaching of courses such as Introduction to College Writing and Research, Introduction to Literature, literature surveys, or potentially upper-division courses in English, depending upon the candidate’s strengths and interests. Background in creative writing or service learning would be a plus.
Candidates should have a graduate degree in Spanish, Comparative Literature, or a comparable field. Priority given to those with a completed doctorate in one of the fields above by the time of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred.
Averett University is a teaching institution in which its faculty members teach a 4-4 load. The successful candidate can expect to teach 2 to 3 Spanish classes per semester, with the rest of the classes in the English curriculum.
· Undergraduate Advising
· Engage in research/scholarship
· Participate in curriculum development and assessment
· Serve on university committees when appropriate
Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:
Selection Committee, c/o, Dr. Jennifer A. Hughes
Email address: SpanEng@averett.edu
- Background checks are required for all positions.
- An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
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