Qualifications and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will have a native or near-native fluency in both English and Spanish. Candidates should demonstrate teaching excellence among a diverse set of students in active learning environments, as well as the ability to leverage technology to support student learning, and collaborate with teams of instructors to improve teaching. The successful candidate will teach Spanish language and cultural courses at the undergraduate level on our Wilmington Campus, especially beginning and intermediate Spanish (105, 106 and 107). Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in Applied Hispanic Linguistics, (Second) Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Heritage Language Pedagogy, or Language Education/Pedagogy at the time of appointment.
The AAP, with campuses in Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown, is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary associate degree program that includes coursework in humanities, history, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and languages. AAP students constitute a racially and socioeconomically diverse body of learners, the majority of whom go on to pursue majors in all seven colleges on the University of Delaware’s main campus. AAP students enjoy an uninterrupted transition from the AAP to a bachelor’s degree program in the junior year. Faculty who teach in the AAP commit a majority of their time and effort to preparing students to succeed in their transition to bachelor’s degree programs or to the workforce. Other responsibilities include student advising and university service.
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 23 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves more than 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through fundamental course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $35 million, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.
The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.