Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Adjunct Faculty, Modern Languages and Literature
Department Modern Languages
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Adjunct
Non-Tenure Track End Date
Appointment Percent 50% or less (two 3-credit courses)
Months per Year 4.5 Months
The Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Gonzaga University in
Spokane, Washington, is seeking an instructor to teach elementary Italian
language and culture courses using a communicative approach. The successful
candidate will have the enthusiasm, classroom presence and skills to engage
students in their language learning and should be committed to pursuing
excellence in teaching and promoting an inclusive learning environment. The
successful candidate will be fully responsible for course planning, delivering
class sessions, creating and collecting assignments, submitting grades, and be
available to students for office hours for one hour per week per course. The
Modern Languages and Literature Department is committed to building an
intellectually vibrant and culturally inclusive community for our students,
faculty, and staff.
Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Washington, on the ancestral
homelands of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The second largest city in
Washington state, Spokane boasts a vibrant art community and a range of
exciting restaurants, with several ski resorts and other outdoor recreational
areas within driving distance. Gonzaga University is ranked in the top 100
National Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
For information about our Mission, please visit:
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• MA, ABD, or PhD in Italian or related field.
• Experience teaching language and culture in a classroom setting.
• Advanced proficiency in Italian and English language.
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively
respond to the academic needs of learners from diverse backgrounds.
• Experience using classroom strategies and pedagogies to advance equity and
• Experience teaching North American students in an undergraduate classroom
Open Date 06/08/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins on
Hiring Salary DOE
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please visit our website at www. gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must
complete an online application and electronically submit 1) a cover letter
that includes a one-page statement detailing your experience of teaching
effectiveness including responding to the academic needs of learners from
diverse communities, 2) a curriculum vitae that contains the contact
information for two professional references who can attest to teaching
effectiveness within a confidential letter of recommendation (to be solicited
when finalists are selected), and 3) samples of student evaluations (if
available). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. Questions about this position can be directed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. For assistance with your online application,
please call the Human Resources department at 509-313-5996.
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is
therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive
mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity
candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or
protected veteran status.
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Samples of student evaluations (if available)
A cover letter that includes a one-page statement detailing your experience of teaching effectiveness including responding to the academic needs of learners from diverse communities
A curriculum vitae that contains the contact information for two professional references who can attest to teaching effectiveness within a confidential letter of recommendation