Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College

Position ID:Swarthmore-Modern Languages and Literatures-SLLC [#8084]
Position Title: Spanish Lecturer/Language Coordinator
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Spanish / Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics
Appl Deadline:2016/12/09 finished (posted 2016/09/26, updated 2016/09/23, listed until 2017/03/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applications for a three-year renewable position as Spanish Lecturer and Spanish Language Coordinator.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Spanish language pedagogy or related field by the time of the appointment, fall 2017. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English is required. The successful candidate will teach Spanish language at all levels. At least three years of experience as Spanish language coordinator is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to Spanish language teaching, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The coordinator will be familiar with the most recent teaching methods and will be experienced with innovative educational technology. Coordination duties include but are not limited to: provide goal-oriented leadership for the instruction of language courses; assisting in syllabus design; overseeing the daily operation of the language program; administering language placement; and developing assessment initiatives, among others.

Applications must be received by December 9, 2016. Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation (one of them should address teaching performance) online at ( If unable to apply online, materials may be mailed to: Spanish Search Committee, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390.

Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA conference in Philadelphia, PA in early January.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore, one of the nation’s finest liberal arts institutions of higher learning, is a college like no other. Private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. Global in outlook, the College draws students from around the world and all 50 states. Small, yet with the financial strength to offer students and faculty the resources needed to push their own and the world’s understanding of disciplines from Arabic to plasma physics, from microbiology to dance, from engineering to art history.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Swarthmore College
Dept of Modern Languages and Literatures
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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