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Assistant Professor of Instruction in Spanish Language

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible teaching-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Spanish Language Program, to begin on September 1, 2024. The initial term of the appointment will be three years. Responsibilities include teaching two Spanish language courses per quarter, strong commitment to curricular and professional development, and course coordination. Requirements include native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, experience teaching Spanish as a second/foreign language, and expertise in current teaching methodologies. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment. A Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition or Applied Linguistics is strongly preferred; graduate coursework in Latin American and Iberian literary and cultural studies coupled with demonstrated second language teaching experience is welcome. Familiarity with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and current foreign/second language pedagogical practices is desired. An ability to teach Portuguese language is also welcome. Applicants should submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching philosophy statement, (4) a teaching portfolio including evaluations from 2-3 recently taught courses, and (5) three contacts for letters of recommendation, electronically here

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Review of applications will start on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the search is closed.

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