Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Spanish Linguistics)

Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time (6/7) one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures to begin September 1, 2019.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and boldly open to insight. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equipping students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We seek employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity.

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is committed to leading students to intercultural competence by developing a deep understanding and appreciation for language, culture, and literature. The Spanish section encourages students to respect and value the socioeconomic and cultural differences present in our globalized society and to become critical thinkers. Our curriculum offers students hands-on experience in Spanish-speaking communities at home and abroad, enabling them to become translingually and transculturally competent as they seek to achieve their goals.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 6 courses. Primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching four elementary language courses, two upper division linguistics courses.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 29, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists will be asked to submit syllabi and student evaluations. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  PhD in in Spanish linguistics; we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2019;
  • Prior experience in teaching elementary language courses, as well as linguistics and advanced grammar courses;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
  • A commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising; and
  •  Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Content-Based Language Instruction; and
  • Experience incorporating community-based learning into language instruction.

Posted 2/28/2019


Carlos Mario Mejía Suárez | | 507-933-7385

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019

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