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Department of Modern Languages
Instructor of Spanish (2 positions)
Western Kentucky University (WKU), Department of Modern Languages, seeks applicants for two one-year Instructor of Spanish positions to begin in August 2013. Each position is a full-time instructorship teaching up to 15 hours of introductory courses per semester, with additional responsibilities for service related to lower division instruction, community outreach, and program-building. One position is on the Bowling Green Campus, and one is on the Glasgow Campus. These positions could become regular full-time dependent upon funding/needs.
Qualifications: Minimum of a Master's degree in Spanish or a related field (with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate work in Spanish); evidence of excellent teaching ability; experience with task-based, proficiency-oriented instruction aligned with ACTFL standards; a commitment to beginning and intermediate instruction; excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and native or near-native abilities in Spanish and English. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience serving a diverse student population; effective use of technology in instruction; interest or experience in developing lower level language courses for specific purposes; and study abroad or living experience in a Spanish speaking country.
The Department of Modern Languages offers majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish. Arabic and Chinese programs are in development. Beginning courses in Japanese, Russian, and Swahili are also offered. Faculty members may earn additional income teaching courses during winter and summer terms. The University provides support for professional development and mentoring of new faculty.
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.
To ensure full consideration for the position, submit a letter of application, current resume or vita, statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts, and three letters of professional reference. Individuals who apply will be considered for both positions unless they indicate they are applying only for the Bowling Green Campus or Glasgow Campus. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Application materials should be sent to: Spanish Instructor Search, Western Kentucky University, Department of Modern Languages, 1906 College Heights Blvd #31029, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029.
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.
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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