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Company: Westfield State University
Location: Westfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Instructor/Assistant Professor, Language and Cultural Studies (One Year)

Category: Faculty/Librarians

Department: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES

Locations: Westfield, MA

Posted: Mar 24, 2021

Closes: Apr 2, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT

Type: Full-time Temporary

PositionID: 129319

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About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.


Job Description:

Campus Title:Instructor/Assistant Professor, Language and Cultural Studies (One Year Temporary)
State Job Title:Instructor/Assistant Professor
Department: Language and Cultural Studies
Job Code: HA2000/HA3200
FLSA Status: Exempt
Funding: 7115-0100
Bargaining Unit: MSCA
Job Type: Full Time Temporary (One Year)
Timeframe: Academic Year
Shift: TBD
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Salary: $60,000.00-$62,000.00

Position Description

The Department of Language & Culture Studies invites applications for a temporary, full-time, one-year position in Spanish, at theInstructor or Assistant Professorrank (depending upon qualifications), for the 2021-22 academic year.

General Statement of Duties:

  • This is a generalist position consisting of a 4/4-course teaching load. The successful candidate is expected to do the following: Prepare and deliver a variety of classes in the Spanish major curriculum; Educate, engage, and retain students from diverse backgrounds through innovative, inclusive pedagogy; and Integrate easily into a small department.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Teach 4/4 course load in a variety of areas of the Spanish major: elementary, intermediate, and advanced-level courses.
  • Participate actively in the day-to-day running of the department. Some of the duties associated with this responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following: be available to teach in a wide range of times and days during the week; maintain open communication with colleague(s) and support staff;familiarize quickly with, and perform, administrative work; and help organize student events.
  • Contribute in the recruitment of majors and minors through excellence in teaching and building student rapport.
  • Advise majors, minors, and undeclared students during the semester.


Requirements:

Qualifications Required

  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Spanish (or a related field).
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English.

Qualifications Preferred

  • Experience teaching online courses.
  • Experience advising Spanish majors and minors.


Additional Information:

Salary:
For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.

Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.


Application Instructions:

An online application is required. A complete application includes:

  • Unofficial copy of transcripts of highest degree
  • Statement of teaching philosophy with areas for continuing scholarship
  • Contact information for three reference letter providers**

Notes:

* In your cover letter please include the ways in which you would advance diversity and inclusion in your classroom and at the university.

** Contact information for three reference letter providers should be completed on the reference form. Applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. ref1@interfolio.com).

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin March 25, 2021. The job will remain open ten days from posting date

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk . The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

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