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Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Foreign Languages
Posting Job Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Spanish culture, linguistics, and literature
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/06/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Assignments for this position will consist of a 3/3 teaching load, consistent Research/Creative Activity, and Professional Service at the department, college, and / or university level. Other tasks include: assisting with the development of the curriculum, supporting and implementing a recruitment plan, supervising internships, and facilitating extra-curricular activities.
Commitment to excellence in teaching, strong scholarship, and engagement is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

•Completed Ph.D. in Spanish with at least 18 graduate hours in Cultural Studies, Linguistics (Theoretical or Applied) and / or
Literature of any period or genre, or the foreign equivalent. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
•Evidence of success in proficiency-based instruction and assessment, as well as facilitation of skill development in Hispanic cultures, language, and / or literatures.
•Native or near-native fluency in Spanish as well as in English.
•Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a faculty member within the DFL.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 01/01/2018
Questions About Position Opening:

For a detailed description of the university, college and department, please visit our home page at
For questions about this position opening, contact: Dr. William Griffin, Search Committee Chair, Position is contingent upon funding.

Additional Information for Applicants
Application Instructions

A complete application requires a letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position and the following: statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of student evaluations, a current curriculum vitae, a list of five professional references with contact information, and unofficial graduate transcripts (official graduate transcripts are required before employment at KSU).
Application deadline: To guarantee full consideration, please submit all documents on or before January 1, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000562
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 37026
Departmental/College Overview:

With over 30 full-time and more than 40 part-time faculty members, the DFL houses a B.A. degree program in Modern Language and Culture in five languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish) and four 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, we also offer Minors in Classical Studies, European Studies, and Lusophone Studies, and we offer regular instruction in Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, and two other languages via the Critical Languages Program. The DFL offers a non-degree Alternative Teacher Preparation Program leading to certification in Chinese, French, German, Latin, Japanese, and Spanish. Furthermore, as a distinctive characteristic, DFL faculty and students are engaged in the community and beyond including initiatives related to teaching-learning, service, and research, which are often facilitated via service-learning, internships, and study abroad opportunities.

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. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  6. List of Names and Contact Information of Five References
Optional Documents