Lecturer in Spanish

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Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia seeks applications to fill four lecturer positions in Spanish on the Academic General Faculty track to begin on January 10, 2021. Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to, teaching language and culture undergraduate courses in Spanish. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester and active contribution to departmental service and to the vitality of the language program.

An MA (or foreign equivalent) in Spanish, applied linguistics, or closely related field at the time of application is required.  A minimum of four semesters of teaching experience at the college or university level in the U.S. is required. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English is also required.

How to apply

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting #R0016084 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:
(1) cover letter that includes

  • a brief statement of your credentials,
  • relevant past experience,
  • reason for applying;
  • demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or working with diverse populations.

(2) current CV
(3) statement of teaching philosophy;
(4) contact information for three professional references.

***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box.***
***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to Tally Sanford, Department Finance and Administration Manager, at [email protected]. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at [email protected].

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area.  To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu. For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. He wished the publicly-supported school to have a national character and stature. Jefferson envisioned a new kind of university, one dedicated to educating leaders in practical affairs and public service rather than for professions in the classroom and pulpit exclusively. It was the first nonsectarian university in the United States and the first to use the elective course system.