Assistant Professor- Spanish

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St. Joseph, MO

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- SPANISH- (tenure track) – The Department of English and Modern Languages at Missouri Western State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin August 2019. The field of specialization is open, with a preference for a candidate specializing in Central American, Mexican, or Hispano-Caribbean literature.

REQUIRED: A Ph.D. in Spanish from an accredited institution must be in hand by August 1, 2019 (ABD candidates will be considered); native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English; evidence of excellence in teaching, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.

PREFERRED: The successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and will demonstrate a commitment to professional development. Active membership in a department that is committed to the innovative teaching of language and literature in cultural context is expected. Normal teaching load is eight courses per academic year, and includes a combination of language, literature, and culture classes. Interest in teaching a broad range of courses is expected.

As a student-centered learning community, Missouri Western is dedicated to inclusion and the promotion of diversity as essential to our mission as a public university. This commitment contributes to transforming lives and demonstrates our values of freedom, respect and courage. The university encourages applications from individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas, and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided.

How to apply

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and contact information for three references electronically to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. All application materials must be submitted by January 22nd, 2019. EOE