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Lecturer of Spanish

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Foreign Languages
Posting Job Title: Lecturer of Spanish
Recruitment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Spanish Language and Culture
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/06/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University invites applications for a Lecturer of Spanish, with a focus on proficiency-based language and culture. Responsibilities include teaching mainly lower-division language courses. The position also requires some program-related service commitments such as organizing co-curricular activities, program recruitment, and limited committee work. The normal teaching load is 4/5 for the academic year.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Commitment to excellence in teaching is expected by all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Minimum required qualifications:
• An earned master’s degree or Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Spanish with a specialization in literature, linguistics, or pedagogy, completed by time of application; Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
• Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish
• Documented record of experience in teaching undergraduate-level Spanish courses in face-to-face and online environments
• Ability to work effectively as a team member in the Department of Foreign Languages
• An interest in developing co-curricular activities such as Spanish Club, Conversation Tables and/or events such as film screenings and guest lectures

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 09/15/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

For questions about this position, please contact:

Dr. Audrey Garcia
Associate Professor of Spanish

Additional Information for Applicants

Candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing specifically how their qualifications align with the position expectations. Applications must be submitted electronically to and should include a current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; summary of teaching evaluations; names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references; and unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts are required prior to employment).

Application Instructions

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by September 15, 2017. Position will remain open until filled. Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring a diverse faculty and encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups. The College seeks a Lecturer of Spanish who can provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates should therefore address in their application how they can contribute to the diversity of the community.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000541
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 35953
Departmental/College Overview:

With over 30 full-time and approximately 40 part-time faculty members, the DFL houses a B.A. degree program in Modem Language and Culture in five languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish) and offering four unique concentrations (Second Language and Culture, Teacher Certification in foreign languages, Applied Business, and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives). In addition to offering Minors in the primary languages of the Modern Language and Culture major, the DFL presents students the opportunity for regular instruction in Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, and Portuguese, as well as instruction in various other languages via the Critical Languages Program. The DFL also offers a non-degree Alternative Teacher Preparation Program leading to certification in Chinese, French, German, Latin, Japanese, and Spanish. As a distinctive characteristic of the DFL, our faculty and students are engaged with the community and beyond, participating in service-learning, internships, and study abroad opportunities and initiatives related to teaching-learning, research, and service. Faculty in the DFL are experts and recognized scholars in their fields of study.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  4. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents