Position Vacancy Announcement: Lecturer in Spanish – UF Online

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida and University of Florida Online seek an instructor at the rank of Lecturer. This is a 12-month, time-limited, renewable, non-tenure-track position. The start date is August 16, 2017. The successful candidate will teach and coordinate the UF Online Beginning Spanish 1 and 2 courses (SPN1130, SPN1131) each Fall, Spring, and Summer C semester.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Developing and designing course curricula and materials in accordance with the goals of the Lower Division Language Program and in collaboration with the Director of Language Instruction;
  • Assisting with the selection of graduate student instructors (GTAs) to teach online courses each semester;
  • Training GTAs and instructors in the practice of online language teaching (including creating materials for GTA/instructor success, such as an online teaching handbook and an observation protocol to evaluate online classes);
  • Training GTAs and instructors in the effective integration of current technologies in Lower Division Language Program courses;
  • Supervising GTAs, including regular performance observations and evaluations (approximately 2-5 GTAs will work with these courses in any given year)
  • Serving on departmental and university committees as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and include a full benefits package.

The ideal candidate will have: a PhD or EdD in Spanish or closely related field (MA or MEd may be considered if other materials are outstanding); demonstrated excellence as a teacher in an online environment; familiarity with educational technologies used in language teaching and learning; native or native-like fluency in English and Spanish; residency in or willingness to move to Gainesville, FL.

Additional desirable qualities include: proven commitment to Computer-Assisted Language Learning; experience as a supervisor and/or administrator in a college-level language program; working knowledge of Portuguese.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/499024/lecturer-uf-online/ and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, ongoing research directions (as applicable), and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) teaching materials relevant to online instruction created by the candidate (for example, a sample syllabus and/or 2-3 lesson plans), and (5) course evaluations demonstrating excellence in online teaching. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 7, 2016. The committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled. You may send email inquiries about the position to Jennifer Wooten (wooten@ufl.edu), but be aware that all materials must be submitted via the online application as outlined above.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

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