LINGUIST List 29.2548

Fri Jun 15 2018

Jobs: Spanish; General Linguistics: Clinical Assistant Professor: University of Illinois at Chicago

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 14-Jun-2018
From: Candace Hoover <>
Subject: Spanish; General Linguistics: Clinical Assistant Professor: University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
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University or Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
Department: Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
Job Location: , USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Clinical Assistant Professor – Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


Clinical Assistant Professor – Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program,
Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies and the School of Literatures,
Culture Studies and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago
announce a search to fill a full-time clinical non-tenure track faculty
position at the Assistant Professor level in Hispanic Studies. UIC is a
Hispanic Serving Institution. It is a diverse, linguistically rich,
research-intensive university and provides a supportive environment for
interdisciplinary research.

The Director of the Spanish Heritage Language Program, together with the Head
of the Department, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and the Faculty
Heritage Language Consultant, develops the Spanish Heritage Language
instruction program and coordinates all aspects of this program.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Orientation and training of graduate assistants and lecturers
- Perform classroom evaluations of graduate assistants
- Develop course materials, such as syllabi, exams etc.
- Liaison with the Disability Resource Center, Study Abroad, Athletics,
Student Affairs, the office of Testing Services, the Language and Cultural
Center for all services related to teaching
- Course scheduling and staffing
- Supervision of teaching assistants and lecturers and conducting yearly
classroom observations
- Coordination of day-to-day matters with TA coordinators
- Making staffing decisions and interviewing candidates
- Creating orientation materials
- Providing guidance and training to new TAs and lecturers
- Overseeing and implementing policies and procedures (processing excused
absence requests, course equivalency for study abroad, withdrawals, language
exemption and change of grade requests)
- Organization of all activities related to teaching (text book selection,
developing syllabi and course material, course assignment, arrangements for
examination, administering online learning system
- Consult as needed with the Faculty Advisor to the HLP
- Other duties as determined by the Head, including teaching responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements:

- Candidates must be ABD (PhD preferred), have a strong teaching record, and
have research interests in Spanish as a heritage language.
- Native or near-native competency in Spanish required.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience in heritage language
program direction, materials development, and blended learning

Please visit our website to learn more about our department and faculty:

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, please complete an on-line application at the
application URL below and upload:
- a C.V.
- cover letter
- sample syllabus and
- names and email addresses of 3 references

- Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse
and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a
multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women,
minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates
upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in
compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline: 02-Jul-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Candace Hoover

Page Updated: 15-Jun-2018