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Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Foreign Languages and Literatures

Posting Number: req7031

Department: Spanish and Portuguese

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenure track position in the second language acquisition of Spanish morphosyntax (all major theoretical frameworks will be considered). A PhD in Hispanic Linguistics or a related field at the time of appointment is required. Candidates should present evidence of teaching excellence and should demonstrate scholarly achievement or significant scholarly potential. The candidate will demonstrate interest in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students.

The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in syntax and in second language acquisition, keep an active research agenda and record of publication commensurate with a research-intensive institution, supervise graduate students, assist with recruiting majors, and contribute to other departmental, college and university service. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish is required. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2022.

The Department offers an undergraduate major track in Hispanic Linguistics, a Master and a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics and has close collaborations with the PhD in SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) and the Department of Linguistics.

Alumni Jacquelynn and Bennett Dorrance have made a gift commitment of $5.4 million to endow the deanship of the University of Arizona College of Humanities to bring the humanities to the forefront of the University of Arizona's life and mission through a continuous and fearless spirit of open inquiry:

Review Date: December 1, 2021

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach four courses a year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in syntax and in second language acquisition.
  • Keep an active research agenda and record of publication commensurate with a research-intensive institution.
  • Supervise graduate students.
  • Assist in recruiting majors and minors
  • Contribute to departmental, college and university service.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in
    Hispanic Linguistics, linguistics or related field with an area of
    specialization in the second language acquisition of morphosyntax in hand
    at time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated
    excellence in teaching at the college level.
  • Demonstrated scholarly achievement or significant scholarly
  • Native or near-native
    proficiency in Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications

* Record of publication.

* Experience teaching courses in Hispanic Linguistics.

* Experience working with first generation students and heritage language learners.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Mary Portillo

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

For your application to be considered complete, please submit the following: CV, Cover Letter, In the first additional document slot a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and in the second additional document slot a writing sample.

Once you've submitted your application and are selected for an interview, you will receive an email from the TALENT system requesting the contact information for your three references so that they can upload a letter on your behalf. The three professional references that you list will receive an email that will ask them to provide a letter of reference for you. All three reference letters must be uploaded to the TALENT system by the referees.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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