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Assistant/Associate Professor, Spanish

Date Posted
31st October 2017
Reference
VAC-27297
Sector
Education & Training
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Nassau & Grand Bahama
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor, Spanish at the Oakes Field Campus of the University of The Bahamas located in New Providence (Nassau) and at UB-North

Job Description

The Department of Foreign Languages is seeking a faculty colleague with the ability to teach all levels of the Spanish language to undergraduates; a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; evidence of excellence in teaching and the use of creative/innovative pedagogies; and evidence of research and scholarship. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish which provides students with a well-rounded education in Spanish language, culture and literature. Students acquire a broad knowledge of Spanish with a near-native spoken and written command of the language. They are able to work and communicate with people from diverse Hispanic cultural backgrounds and acquire an understanding of the complexity of cultural diversity. Additionally, the Department is responsible for the delivery of two introductory Spanish language courses in fulfillment of the University's Foreign Language General Education requirement. We encourage applications from professionals who can help us continue to prepare exceptional and ethical students.


Responsibilities:
Teach all levels of the Spanish language; teach and develop Spanish courses for the professions and specialization tracks in translation and interpretation; engage in research; assist in securing external grants and other funding opportunities; participate in curriculum review, revision and design; develop and participate in departmental projects; contribute to the development of teaching materials; serve on departmental, school and university-wide committees.


Qualifications:
Candidates must have an earned PhD in Spanish, Hispanic/Latin American/Spanish Studies, Pedagogy (FLE) or Second Language Acquisition (Spanish) from an accredited institution; native or near-native command of both English and Spanish (oral and written); excellent undergraduate teaching experience; and an active research agenda. Desirable attribute: the ability to teach another language (Portuguese, French, or Haitian Creole).

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