Languages & Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 11/17/20)
The Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics (https://language.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Spanish Applied Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates who specialize in language contact and variation in the Spanish-speaking world, and in particular, in language contact between Spanish and indigenous languages of the Americas. Significant training in second language acquisition and experience in coordination of language courses and/or teaching Spanish to heritage speakers are also desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong record of research and promise of continued scholarly productivity. Candidates are expected to have native/near-native proficiency in Spanish and should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching applied linguistics content courses in Spanish, as part of the undergraduate major in Spanish Studies, as well as all levels of Spanish language courses. The successful candidate will also teach existing courses and develop new courses (in English) in the undergraduate major in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism and may be asked to train and supervise graduate student instructors. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to understanding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as best practices for ensuring that all students in a diverse community, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups, are supported. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, staff, and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, and we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and whose professional activities (e.g., teaching and pedagogical strategies, research, mentoring, or other professional or public service) foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. These can take a variety of forms such as, but not limited to, effective pedagogical strategies used for the educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education; and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students.
ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Professor; tenure-track
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. in Spanish applied linguistics or related field is expected to be completed by July 1, 2021. Demonstrated record of research in Spanish variation, language contact, second language acquisition, or closely related area of applied linguistics; demonstrated record of independent teaching at the college or university level.
POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2021; academic year begins September 2021. Degree requirements must be met by July 1, 2021 for employment beyond that date. Position contingent on budgetary approval.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applications must include three (3) confidential letters of recommendation.* Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
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RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 17, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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