Assistant Professor - Spanish (Latin American Literature and Culture) | SUNY Cortland - Military Veterans

at Herc - Upstate New York

Cortland, New York

Position Summary: SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College's values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources. DEPARTMENT The Modern Languages Department offers majors and minors in French, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language, degrees leading to New York State teaching certification in Adolescence French, Adolescence Spanish, and K-12 Teaching English as a Second Language, as well as an M.S. Ed. in English as a Second Language. Our Spanish and French majors and minors can fulfill program requirements through study abroad programs in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, and France. In addition, the Modern Languages Department offers courses in French, German, Italian, Spanish, as well as American Sign Language to the campus community. Major Responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITIES : Teach a total of 18 credits per year (9 credits per semester); Develop an active scholarship or research agenda; Provide service to the department, school, and university; Provide scheduled office hours, act as academic advisor, and support students outside of the classroom by serving as advisor to student organizations, supervising student assistants, research assistants, or other internship experiences; Support the infusion of topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the departmental and/or college-wide curriculum; and Participate in mentoring process with assigned mentor to support professional development.     JOB REQUIREMENTS :   Cultural competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion; Ability to provide leadership in teaching, research or service toward building an equitable and diverse academic environment;  Demonstrate diversity of thought and experience in personal and scholarly pursuits; Creativity in course and curricular design; Effective interpersonal and organizational skills; and Support the SUNY Cortland mission, vision, values and priorities. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Latin American Literature;  (a PhD candidate with all but dissertation ( ABD ) status may be considered with a set expected complete date). Please note: reappointment will not be considered without completed doctorate prior to review date.  Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish; Evidence of scholarly activity; and Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching and advising.  Preferred Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in Latin American Literature by time of appointment; Concentration in 20th-21st century/contemporary Latin American literature and culture; Concentration in Linguistics;  Relevant teaching experience in Latin American literature at the college level; Evidence of scholarly publication and an established research agenda; Experience teaching Hispanic language, literature, and culture; and/or Familiarity with decolonization approaches to pedagogy. 

Cortland, New York

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