Lecturer World Languages & Literatures

  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Reno, NV, USA
  • Aug 31, 2018
Full time Education Spanish

Job Description

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, regular lecturer position in Spanish. The position will teach 12 units per semester (24 units per academic year) consisting of all levels of Spanish, especially Spanish for the Professions, Service Learning, and Heritage Language courses. Other duties include advising students at the undergraduate level; developing new Spanish for the Professions courses as needed and engage in service-related and professional development activities in the department, college, university, community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications

Native or near-native proficiency in English and Spanish;

M.A. in Spanish or equivalent degree; (Ph.D. preferred);

A record of excellence in teaching language courses;

Evidence of professional development in the areas of Spanish for the Professions, Language for Specific Purposes, Service Learning, and/or Heritage Language Learning.

Preferred Qualifications


Completed coursework or teaching experience in Spanish for the Professions, Language for Specific Purposes, and Heritage Language Pedagogy;

Superb leadership, organizational, and communication skills to interact effectively with a diverse range of students and colleagues, as well as with teachers and administrators in the school district.

Ability to develop/direct Hispanic program which aims to channel students from the school district to the university;

Grant-writing ability

Department Information

The department offers an array of programs in various languages, from Arabic to Portuguese. In Spanish, it offers several minors, a multi-track B.A., and an M.A., as well as many opportunities for study abroad at our partner universities around the world. www.unr.edu/world-languages UNR is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution; it serves approximately 22,000 students. The university is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Reno is located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 30-minute drive from Lake Tahoe. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional areas of interest in the proximity include: Black Rock Desert, Sacramento, Yosemite National Park, Napa/Sonoma, the Bay Area, and San Francisco. University homepage:http://www.unr.edu/

Compensation Grade

Lecturer 0(II)

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

Contact Information for this position

Casilde A. Isabelli, Search Chair

Josh Martinmaas, Search Coordinator

Required Attachment(s)

Please attach the following documents to your application. Please contact jobs@unr.edu, the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments:

1) Resume/Vita including, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references

2) Cover outlining your qualifications, teaching philosophy, and a statement of your plans for program development with a brief statement about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying

3) Unofficial Transcripts

To apply, please use the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1280263

This posting is open until filled.

This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made. For full consideration, applicant materials must be received by October 12, 2018.

The search committee will conduct initial Skype interviews in late October/early November. On campus interviews will be carried out for finalists in late November/early December.