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Instructor, Spanish

Employer
University of South Carolina
Location
Dunbarton, SC
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Logo Posting Number FAC00151PO21 Advertised Title Instructor, Spanish Campus Aiken College/Division USC Aiken College/Division Level Department AIK Languages, Literatures and Cultures Advertised Salary Range Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 37.5 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Aiken Tenure Information Professional Track Job Search Category Faculty About University of South Carolina The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Diversity Statement At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees. Advertised Job Summary Instructor of Spanish-English Translation & Interpretation (Non-tenure-track) The University of South Carolina Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Instructor of Spanish, specializing in Spanish-English Translation & Interpretation beginning August 16, 2022. Required: minimum earned M.A. in Spanish. Other degrees may be considered (M.A. in Education, M.Ed., etc.) providing applicants have completed a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Spanish. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Candidates will be expected to teach a 3-course load per semester consisting of beginning to intermediate Spanish language courses, Spanish-English Translation, and Interpretation courses, "Spanish for the Professions" courses (Spanish for Medical Personnel, Spanish for Business & Finance, Spanish for Teachers, Spanish for Healthcare Workers, etc.), as well as have knowledge of and/or experience with online course delivery and course development. The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers two Spanish majors and two Spanish minors: "Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation" and "Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures". In 2022, the department of will consist of 6 full time faculty members who teach courses in Spanish, French, and German. The candidate must demonstrate strong evidence of excellence in teaching and native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English. UofSC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. UofSC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the online application and upload a) cover letter; b) current curriculum vitae; c) statement of teaching philosophy; and d) unofficial graduate transcripts. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts, documentation of effective college-level teaching (such as syllabi, student evaluations, etc.), and three letters of reference to: Dr. Stephanie Orozco, Chair, Spanish Instructor Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UofSC Aiken, 650 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville, SC 29829. Questions may be directed to Dr. Orozco at SOrozco@usca.edu. The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, is primarily a teaching institution and offers undergraduate and master's degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. UofSC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report's guide "America's Best Colleges." The 2021 distinction marks UofSC Aiken's 23rd consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 15th time in first place. Additionally, UofSC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. UofSC Aiken is South Carolina's COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. A 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 35 states and 32 countries. UofSC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs. Situated on 450 acres, UofSC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and stately homes. Visit: www.usca.edu. Required Education and Experience Minimum earned M.A. in Spanish. Other degrees may be considered (M.A. in Education, M.Ed., etc.) providing applicants have completed a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Spanish. Preferred Qualifications None Desired Start Date 08/16/2022 Job Open Date 09/20/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant In addition to completing the online application, please also upload the following: * cover letter; * current curriculum vitae; * statement of teaching philosophy; and * d) unofficial graduate transcripts. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts, documentation of effective college-level teaching (such as syllabi, student evaluations, etc.), and three letters of reference to: Dr. Stephanie Orozco, Chair, Spanish Instructor Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UofSC Aiken, 650 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville, SC 29829. Questions may be directed to Dr. Orozco at SOrozco@usca.edu. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Quicklink for Posting https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/106333 EEO Statement The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Applicant Documents Required Documents * Cover Letter * Curriculum Vitae * Teaching Statement * Other Supporting Documents Optional Documents

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