Modern Languages and Literature, Instructor in Spanish (One-Year), Non-Tenure Track | Loyola University Chicago - Military Veterans

at Herc- Greater Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Job Description Summary: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for a Temporary, One-year Instructor (non-renewable) Appointment in Spanish for academic year 2022-23. As an urban-based Department of Modern Languages & Literatures dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 12 majors and minors, and a graduate program in Hispanic Studies. For more information about the department, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/modernlang. As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, the department seeks applicants with expertise in teaching all levels of Spanish language, as well as experience in the coordination of Spanish 101-102. Candidates should have experience in the innovative use of technology in the classroom, and be willing to assess all language levels and supervise e-portfolios. Experience in second language acquisition is also desirable. The candidate will teach four undergraduate courses per semester, ranging from beginning to high intermediate level Spanish language courses, and serve as coordinator for Spanish 101-102. Coordination duties include running a yearly two-day training workshop—traditionally scheduled two weeks before the fall semester begins—supervising and conducting periodic observations of graduate student instructors, and assisting with placement for SPAN 101 and 102, among other tasks. Minimum Qualifications: The candidate will preferably have a PhD in Spanish or a related field at the time of appointment; the minimum requirement is an MA in Spanish. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) language coordination and student mentorship. Experience in teaching all levels of Spanish language and coordination of different levels from beginning to high intermediate is required. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.