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Adjunct Lecturer, Spanish

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

Posting Number: req10484

Department: Spanish and Portuguese

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese is accepting applications for multiple Adjunct Lecturer positions to teach Spanish language courses in-person and online. These positions may extend from part time (.50 FTE) to full time (1.0 FTE) for the Fall and/or Spring semesters of the 2022-2023 academic year. Hiring will depend on availability of funding and course enrollments.

The Spanish and Portuguese department offers undergraduate majors in both languages with coursework in literature, linguistics, translation and interpretation; as well as MA and PhD degrees. The department boasts one of the largest Spanish basic language programs and one of the largest Portuguese language programs in the nation, one of the most comprehensive Heritage Learner programs in the nation, an innovative suite of online courses, and ongoing study abroad programs in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Spain.

Positions are available in the Basic Language, Heritage Learners, and Online programs. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter which program(s) you are interested in and qualified for.
Note: Depending on the duration of employment, the selected candidate(s) will either be eligible for limited or full benefits. Individuals hired for at least 90 days but less than 6 months will receive limited benefits. Individuals hired for six months or longer will receive full benefits.

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Review Date: June 27, 2022

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach
    two to four classes of Spanish to undergraduate students per semester following
    the department's course syllabi
  • Maintain gradebook on D2L and office hours for students
  • Administer and grade assignments and exams
  • Attend instructional meetings, training, and orientation
  • Attend and participate in departmental events
  • Assist in recruitment and retention of all department
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Head

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Spanish
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
  • 2 years teaching experience and teaching related duties
    experience (grading, lesson planning, course management)
  • Satisfactorily completion of 1 graduate teaching methods
    course or a Heritage Pedagogy course

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in at least two years of college (online or face-to-face) teaching experience in Spanish
  • Digital Learning Platform experience (Vista, Cengage, Pearson, etc.)
  • Learning Management System Experience (D2L, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Completion of a Quality Matters online training
  • History of professional development activities for online teaching and/or course design

Rank: Lecturer

Tenure Information

Adjunct (NTE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: To be Determined

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20 - 40

Job FTE: .50 - 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: To be Determined

Rate of Pay: $40,000

Compensation Type: Contingent on Student Enrollment

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Katia Bezerra,

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to Applicant

For your application to be considered complete, please upload the following 2 attachments:
1) CV

2) Cover Letter.

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 3 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, 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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