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Job Announcement: University of Oklahoma

Spanish; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Instructor, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA


Employer: University of Oklahoma
Modern Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics
http://modlang.ou.edu
Job Location: Oklahoma, USA
Title: Second Year Spanish Coordinator
Rank: Instructor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Specialty: Spanish
LL Issue: 24.1747
Date Submitted: 19-Apr-2013
Job Description: Five-year Renewable Term Position: Second Year Spanish Language Coordinator.

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a five-year renewable term appointment in Spanish language and coordination. The successful candidate will serve as the language coordinator of second year Spanish courses and teach five courses per year at the intermediate (2000) level, beginning in August 2013. Coordination duties include but are not limited to: assisting in syllabus design, testing, instructor observation and evaluation, program evaluation, scheduling courses, and enrollment management. We seek an experienced individual with a PhD or MA in Applied Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and teaching experience at the university level with excellent teaching credentials; demonstrated organizational and management abilities; willingness to work within an articulated program under the faculty consultant for lower-division Spanish. Teaching with technology strongly desired. Preference given to candidates who are certified ACTFL testers.

Please send a letter of interest, c.v., and evidence of teaching excellence to Nancy LaGreca, Interim Chair, in care of Deborah Billingsley at the application email address below. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover from the recommenders to the application email address below. Applications received before May 1, 2013 will be assured of consideration; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. www.ou.edu/eoo
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Nancy  LaGreca , Chair
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Phone: 405-325-6181 Fax: 405-325-0103