Teaching Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

October 18, 2021

Description

Posting Information Position Type Permanent Faculty

Working Title Teaching Assistant Professor Position Number Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty Salary Range Full-time/Part-time Full Time If part-time, hours per week FTE Vacancy ID FAC0003678 Posting Open Date 10/06/2021 Application Deadline 10/31/2021 Open Until Filled No Proposed Start Date 01/01/2022 Position Summary

The Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently seeking applications for two Teaching Assistant Professors of Portuguese. The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching a 3-3 course load of language and culture classes and participating in departmental service. Required minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. (or ABD with projected graduation date by August 2022) in Lusophone Studies, Romance Studies, or related field at time of employment, native or near-native proficiency in Portuguese and English, record of teaching excellence at the university level for at least one year, including a demonstrated ability to foster a diverse and inclusive educational environment for all students. The majority of teaching will be in the Portuguese language sequence. We particularly seek candidates who would also be able to contribute to the Portuguese major by designing and teaching a course in an area such as: Lusophone music and performance cultures (such as capoeira and/or samba); Carnaval; food studies; sports and culture in the Lusophone world; Lusophone African cultures; business and entrepreneurship in the Lusophone world; Portuguese linguistics; translation and interpreting, etc.

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter, a teaching statement, and a statement about contributions toward and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of at least two professional references. References must be at the level of Teaching Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer or higher from an institution other than UNC-Chapel Hill, and letters must be on institutional letterhead. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Alternatively, applicants may send letters directly from Interfolio to romssearch@unc.edu. Appointment begins January 1, 2022.

This is a 1-year appointment with benefits and the possibility of renewal.

Educational Requirements

Required minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. (or ABD with projected graduation date by August 2022) in Lusophone Studies, Romance Studies, or related field at time of employment.

Qualifications and Experience

Native or near-native proficiency in Portuguese and English, record of teaching excellence at the university level for at least one year, including a demonstrated ability to teach students of diverse experiential and intellectual backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter, a teaching statement, and a statement about contributions toward and commitment to diversity and inclusion. At the time of application, candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of at least two professional references. References must be at the level of Teaching Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer or higher from an institution other than UNC-Chapel Hill, and letters must be on institutional letterhead. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Alternatively, applicants may send letters directly from Interfolio to romssearch@unc.edu. Appointment begins January 1, 2022.

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Department Contact Name and Title Shavon Carey, Business Officer

Department Contact Telephone or Email romssearch@unc.edu Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Other Document
  • Teaching Philosophy/evaluations
  • Optional Documents

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