Assistant Professor, Spanish
Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

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POTTER COLLEGE OF ARTS & LETTERSDepartment of Modern LanguagesAssistant Professor, SpanishPOSITION: The Department of Modern Languages at Western Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Spanish with an emphasis on language pedagogy, beginning in August 2013. QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Education, Spanish or related field required. Eligibility to work in the US required. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish.

Ability to teach Spanish at all levels. Evidence of excellent teaching ability, effective uses of technology, and commitment to proficiency-oriented instruction aligned with ACTFL standards. Training and experience in teacher preparation / pedagogy for foreign languages. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal candidate is a dynamic teacher who engages students in learning both in and outside the classroom, and who contributes to the academic and extracurricular life of the language program.

The individual hired will teach courses in second language acquisition and teaching methods, as well as introductory literature or culture courses in support of the Spanish major. Responsibilities will include coordinating first and second-year Spanish program articulation, as well as supervision of student teachers in the field. S/he should be committed to working with teachers in the region and supporting the expansion of dual credit offerings. The individual hired is expected to be active in scholarship, professional organizations, and university service.DEPARTMENT: The Department of Modern Languages offers majors and minors in French, German and Spanish; Arabic and Chinese major/minor programs are in development.

There are Japanese and Russian courses through the intermediate level, and first year courses in Swahili. Faculty members may earn additional income through a variety of teaching opportunities during winter and summer terms. The university provides excellent support for professional development. New faculty members receive mentoring.

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY: Western Kentucky University serves over 21,000 students, and is located in Bowling Green, one of the fastest growing communities in Kentucky. Bowling Green is located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN and 120 miles south of Louisville, KY. Bowling Green offers a rich cultural life and a modest cost of living. Western Kentucky University is one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, with 200 acres of main campus.

The university places a strong emphasis on internationalization. It is known for its top-ranked Photojournalism Program, and has recently added both a Film Major and a Popular Culture Major. Read more at: http://www.wku.edu. APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application, copies of transcripts, current resume or vita, and three letters of reference no later than January 24, 2013.

Review of applications will begin on this date and will continue until filled. Send applications to: Dr. Melissa Stewart, Spanish Search, Western Kentucky University, Department of Modern Languages, 1906 College Heights Blvd #31029, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029.Western Kentucky University is committed to the promotion of regional stewardship and student engagement.Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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