Overview

Samford University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit applications the position of instructor in Spanish. This is a one-year, non-renewable faculty appointment that will begin in August 2018.

Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree, with further graduate study in curriculum development preferred. Instructor will teach undergraduate language and conversation courses and coordinate 100-level language courses. Course load will be three courses each semester (12 credit hours). Successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching on the college level. Candidates must be willing to support the university’s Christian mission.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The department has 12 full-time faculty and over a hundred majors and minors. It has and/or shares majors and minors in Spanish, French, German, Latin American Studies, Global Studies, Language and World Trade, and World Languages and Cultures.

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is ranked 3rd in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. For more information, go to www.samford.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae with three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, description of research interests and activities, at least two sample syllabi and a philosophy of teaching in a Christian university. The teaching philosophy should include a discussion of how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission, vision and values statement, drawing on relevant past experience where possible.

Electronic submissions accepted.

Please submit all materials to:

Mikle D. Ledgerwood, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
Email: mdledger@samford.edu

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.