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Assistant Professor

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Hispanic Studies


The Department of Hispanic Studies at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor for a position in Second Language Acquisition in Spanish, with preference given to candidates with demonstrated academic interest in Heritage Language, technology-enhanced learning, language pedagogy, Phonetics, Applied Linguistics, and/or Sociolinguistics starting July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach courses throughout our Spanish language sequence as well as upper-level courses in area of expertise, conducted in Spanish. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph. D. in hand by the time of appointment although A.B.D.s will be also considered.

     The successful candidate will teach four courses his/her first year. After that year, the regular academic load is five courses per year. The candidate must provide evidence of potential excellence in teaching, show clear evidence of an active research agenda, and willingness to participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives that support Hispanic Studies, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration that engages with contemporary issues related to applied linguistics.

     Qualified applicants should apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu and provide the following application materials: a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a 1-2 page diversity statement that outlines how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. The candidate will also include unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation in support of the applicant. The application form will request the names and email addresses for three references, from whom letters of recommendation will be solicited by our system. Evidence of scholarship, including writing samples, may be requested at a later time. Review of applications will begin the first of November; preference will be given to those received by November 1.

     At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.





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