Posting InformationPosting Number FAC624P
Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.wcu.edu/postings/23211 Classification Title Instructor Working Title Instructor - Spanish Language - #000509 Department World Languages About WCU
Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 “America's Best Employers by State” list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU's main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation's most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.
Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans – eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.
Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, and free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus.
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
Western Carolina University's Department of World Languages department seeks a full-time, face-to-face Instructor of Spanish. The position is on a 9-month fixed-term contract, renewable annually at the discretion of the department head. Anticipated begin work date is August, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Teaching load: 4-4. This position has a budgeted starting salary of $48,000 and includes excellent benefits.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position Minimum Qualifications
M.A. degree in Spanish, Spanish Linguistics, Romance Languages (w/ Spanish concentration), Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies, Applied Linguistics, or closely related field. Regardless of specific degree, candidates must have at least 18 graduate credit hours in Spanish and demonstrate advanced language skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in both Spanish and English.
This position is open to candidates that are legally authorized to work in the U.S. and do not require the immigration-related sponsorship of WCU.
Preference will be given to candidates who (1) have experience and interest in developing extra- and co-curricular activities that will contribute to the growth of the Spanish major and minor programs, (2) are qualified to teach courses in US-Latinx studies (taught in English), and (3) have experience integrating innovative, Internet-based activities (including building online presentations, practices, quizzes, and tests in LMS systems such as Canvas) in their face-to-face teaching.
Position Type Permanent Full-Time Number of Hours Per Week 40 Number of Months Per Year 9
Posting TextOpen Date 02/14/2023
Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for consideration.
Interested applicants must include the following attachments: 1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree and conferral date 4. List of references with complete contact information
Additionally, a minimum of two letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from the referees to Professor Will Lehman at [email protected]
For questions or additional information, please contact Professor Will Lehman at [email protected]
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.
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