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Department of

Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Employment Opportunities

The University of San Diego is an independent Catholic university and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full-Time, Tenure Track | Visiting | Adjunct | Teaching Assistant

Full-Time, Tenure Track

Assistant Professor of Spanish – Heritage Language Learning

Position starting in Fall 2016.

The Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2016. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with a specialization in Heritage Language Learning and Pedagogy. Interests or specialization in community-based curricular development, second language acquisition, and/or sociolinguistics is considered a plus. The successful candidate will teach Spanish courses at all levels as well as upper-division courses in area(s) of specialization. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in relevant field(s), such as Hispanic/Spanish Linguistics or Culture, Literacy, and Language, in hand by start date. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English required. Experience in language teaching and in effectively addressing diversity in curricula and the classroom is important. The candidate must have a strong commitment to both teaching and scholarly achievement, as well as enthusiasm and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Teaching load is three courses per semester.

Electronic submission of all application materials through Interfolio is required; after establishing an account (www.interfolio.com), candidates can search for this position in the system. Initial application materials must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts, and one-page statement of teaching philosophy; for full consideration, these materials must be received by October 15, 2015. In addition, all candidates must register through USD’s online job site: go to www.sandiego.edu/jobs, look for job IRC17933, and complete the application form (but do not submit any materials through this site). Candidates selected for the second stage will be required to submit complete samples of student-written teaching evaluations, sample of scholarship, and three recent letters of recommendation by November 7, 2015. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA annual convention in January. Questions regarding any stage of the application process should be directed to languages@sandiego.edu. Inquiries about the position may be made to Dr. Leonora Simonovis, the Director of Spanish, at simonovis@sandiego.edu.

USD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Position starting in January 2016 for the Spring Semester.

We invite applications for a non-tenure-track position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian with a three-year contract, renewed annually, and the possibility of further renewals thereafter, beginning January 2016. We seek a generalist who can teach Italian language, literature, and culture courses, and contribute to the intellectual environment and the general growth of our program in Italian Studies. The candidate must have a strong commitment to both teaching and scholarly achievement, as well as enthusiasm and innovation in teaching Italian and Italian Studies. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in hand by start date (or advanced ABD), native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, experience teaching Italian at all levels of the curriculum and developing upper-division courses. Expertise and/or the ability to teach interdisciplinary courses on medieval and early modern Italy is a plus. The position entails a teaching load of 3-4 courses per semester and some service contributions to program development. Application materials must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial copy of graduate transcripts, 4) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 4) complete samples of student-written teaching evaluations, 5) a video recording of the candidate teaching an Italian language class, 6) a sample syllabus, 7) sample of scholarship, and 8) three recent letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of application materials is required; please send materials to languages@sandiego.edu. Inquiries may be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Loredana Di Martino, at ldm@sandiego.edu. Candidates whose complete dossier is received by September 1st, 2015 will be given priority consideration. Initial interviews may be conducted by phone or Skype. USD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

Adjunct Positions

No openings.

Teaching Assistantships

We do not employ teaching assistants.