Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish
Penn State University
- Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
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- Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses - Penn State Behrend
- Humanities and Social Sciences
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, multi-year position in Spanish beginning August 2018. Ph.D. in Spanish preferred, ABD acceptable. Typical teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Courses include introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish language classes, Latin American literature and civilization, and Spanish linguistics. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, plus college teaching experience are expected. Penn State does expect non-tenure track faculty to be engaged in scholarly activity, broadly defined; engaging undergraduate students in research is highly valued. Participating in service to the school and college is required. Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of Penn State University with 4,500 students and 34 baccalaureate majors in four schools: Business, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research, on close student/faculty interaction, on its use of the open lab concept, and on its beautiful, wooded hilltop campus. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has about 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten Bachelor’s degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one Master’s degree (Applied Clinical Psychology.) The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The language program offers Spanish, French, and German. Students can earn a Spanish minor. Technology and library resources are excellent and internal funds are available for scholarly activity. We have an on-campus childcare center. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area. Required application materials include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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