LINGUIST List 27.5112

Tue Dec 13 2016

Jobs: Spanish; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Senior Lecturer, The University of Iowa

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 13-Dec-2016
From: Kristine Munoz <>
Subject: Spanish; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Senior Lecturer, The University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
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University or Organization: The University of Iowa
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
Job Location: Iowa, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Director of Spanish Language Instruction

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Iowa invites applications from candidates with specializations in Spanish applied linguistics or second language acquisition, broadly defined, for the position of Director of Spanish Language Instruction at the rank of Senior Lecturer. This is a full-time, renewable, 12-month non-tenure-track position to begin June 1, 2017. The successful candidate will direct and manage the elementary and intermediate Spanish program, as well as the third-year multi-section Spanish writing and speaking courses.

Responsibilities of the Director include:

- Develop curriculum and prepare course syllabi and assessments in accordance with the goals of the department
- Supervise the program assistant’s work (record keeping, responding to students’ queries, administration of assessments, mounting and maintenance of course materials, etc.)
- Evaluate and select instructional materials
- Advise the chair in hiring Spanish language instructors
- Provide initial and ongoing training of graduate student instructors, including a multiple-day orientation before each Fall semester
- Engage with faculty and graduate students on advances in Spanish language teaching
- Teach (1/2 load) Spanish language courses, the Teaching and Learning Languages graduate course for new graduate instructors, and other courses according to specialization and department needs
- Actively participate in the profession through research, conference/workshop attendance, and other professional activities

In conjunction with a team of lecturers, other administrative duties include:

- Supervision of language instructors (between 20-30), including regular performance observations and evaluations
- TA staffing assignments within the lower division
- Coordinate third-year multi-section writing and speaking courses
- Involvement in departmental committees relevant to general education and third-year curriculum

To apply and view complete job posting, please visit the application URL below and reference Requisition #70187, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017 or until the position is filled, with interviews conducted by telephone or teleconference.

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2017

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Kristine Munoz

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