Position Announcement: The Department of English and Modern Languages at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks applicants for an instructor position in Spanish/TESOL to teach Spanish and linguistics and to coordinate and expand our languages program. The initial term for this renewable position is three years beginning July 15, 2017, and has the potential to become tenure track in the future. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish, hold a master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Spanish, and have completed significant coursework in applied linguistics or TESOL (graduate certificate or graduate degree preferred). The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent teaching skills and strong administrative capability, as well as eagerness to work with various constituencies across campus to advocate for language learning at the university. Program-building experience, especially recruitment, is a definite plus.
Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.uis.edu/job-board. Navigate to the Faculty category and the Spanish/TESOL position. Then create a profile, complete the online application, and upload a CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing how your qualifications match the stated requirements by March 17, 2017. Screening of applicants will begin immediately after the deadline and continue until the position is filled or the search terminated.
Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is the third campus of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves over 5,100 students in 20 graduate and 23 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a technology-enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs, and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty members are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. To learn more, visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the department website at http://www.uis.edu/englishmodernlanguages/. UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.