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Full Time Lecturer in Portuguese

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia County, PA
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Jan 16, 2022

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Lecturer in Portuguese

The Lauder Institute and the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications for a full time appointment as Lecturer in Portuguese.

The appointment will begin in August 2021 and includes a teaching load of three courses per semester as well as coordinating duties related to the Lauder Portuguese Language and Culture Program. The appointment will be for an initial year with the possibility of annual renewal for an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean.

Minimum qualifications are an MA in linguistics, applied linguistics, and/or language and literature, Ph.D. preferable. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching Portuguese in a university setting at the advanced and superior levels. The successful candidate should also have experience teaching Portuguese to native speakers of Spanish. This position requires candidates to draw upon in-depth knowledge of the cultures, societies and business practices of the Portuguese speaking world in order to develop course materials for language practice and use for graduate-level Portuguese Language & Culture courses. Candidates must have superior command of Portuguese and English. Preference will be given to candidates who are: certified ACTFL/ILR testers and raters, familiar with standards-based instruction, and available to coordinate the Lauder Summer Immersion Program in Brazil. The salary is competitive.

Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and under-represented communities.

Include a cover letter, CV, and brief description of teaching philosophy and methods. Also submit names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation to the website.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Lauder Institute is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action ( and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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