Spanish Language Instructor
Simon Fraser University
The Department of World Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University is inviting applications for a full-time continuing faculty position in Spanish language acquisition at the rank of Lecturer starting as early as November 1, 2021.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the appointment start date, preferably in a field related to learning technology and design, and the pedagogy of language acquisition. In addition to a proven record teaching Spanish as a foreign language, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in educational technologies, instructional pedagogy and design. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years full-time experience teaching language and culture at the post-secondary level. While excellence in teaching and service are the primary criteria for this position, the preferred candidate will be able to engage students in concert with Simon Fraser University’s ongoing commitment to the development of new learning technologies. In addition, applicants should demonstrate their potential contribution to student recruitment, retention, and success with respect to the university’s highly diverse campus environment.
● Teaching eight beginning to advanced (third-year) Spanish language courses per academic year.
● Coordinating multi-section courses and supervising Teaching Assistants.
● Sharing expertise in a collegial setting.
● Actively participating in department committees and contributing to department service.
● Enthusiastically engaging with students and the broader university community through teaching and service.
● PhD degree in a related field, preferably with a focus on educational technologies and design, or the pedagogy of teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
● Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and fluency in English.
● Documented evidence of excellence and enthusiasm in teaching language and culture at the post-secondary level.
● Expertise in educational online technology tools and applications for language acquisition.
● Expertise in developing innovative approaches (flipped classroom, hybrid learning, etc.) that support and enhance student learning and success.
● Evidence of successful mentoring at all levels.
● Documented evidence of expertise in testing for CEFR levels and/or ACTFL assessments.
World Languages and Literatures is a newly established department located at the university’s Burnaby campus. Alongside modern language education in Arabic, Chinese, German, Persian, and Japanese, the department offers undergraduate degrees in the cross-cultural study of World Literature.
This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.
Applications will be reviewed starting March 5, 2020 until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received by April 5, 2020.
Applicants will submit electronically:
● A cover letter
● A curriculum vitae
● A one-page teaching philosophy
● A Teaching Dossier containing samples of course outlines and syllabi, teaching evaluations, evidence of Professional Development, commitment to service, and pedagogical engagement, as well as familiarity with the development of new learning technologies
● The names and contact details of three referees (formal letters of reference may be requested at a later date).
Please submit the application package as one consolidated PDF.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed.
Please address your application to the Chair of the Search Committee and send it to the Secretary to the Chair of the Department of Humanities, Ms. Carolyn Richard, email@example.com. Email enquiries may be likewise addressed.
At Simon Fraser University we live and work on the unceded ancestral and traditional territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Musqueam, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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