Tenure Track in Spanish

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates to teach in the department of modern languages. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

Doctorate in hand, or nearing completion, in Spanish and native or near-native fluency in Spanish. A record of successful college teaching, research, and professional activity is preferred. An interest in study abroad programs and/or technology as it relates to language teaching is desired.

Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents

Responsibilities

Teach a variety of courses in the Spanish curriculum, depending on his interests and expertise, including: culture and civilization of Hispanic America, Spanish linguistics, conversation, pedagogy, and elementary and intermediate courses. The normal teaching load is 24 hours. Student advising and other normal faculty and departmental duties are also expectations. The successful candidate will demonstrate her/his commitment to the life of the mind through participation in professional organizations and scholarship and will be committed to the integration of faith and learning.

Department

The Department of Modern Languages has two full-time and two part-time faculty members teaching first and second-year courses in support of the two-year B.A. language requirement. The full-time faculty also teach a diverse set of upper-level language, literature and culture courses on-campus and abroad to approximately 20 majors studying Spanish or Spanish Education and 70 minors in Spanish. The department also supports students majoring in International Studies with a concentration core in French or Spanish.

Location

Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God.  Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.  The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                                         

The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.

Start Date

August 2018

Application

Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available online at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Michael Hammond, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies.  All materials will remain confidential.  Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.