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Visiting Lecturer - Portuguese

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: World Languages and Cultures
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General Summary of Position:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites candidates to apply for a one year visiting full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Visiting Lecturer to start in the Fall Semester, September 2019. This full-time appointment includes full benefits. Primary responsibilities are to provide high quality teaching and service to the department (60% teaching, 40% service).

The regular teaching load for this position is 3 or 4 courses per semester as needed. Responsibilities will consist of teaching courses at the undergraduate level in language, literature and culture as needed. The successful candidate will be involved in service to the department, college and university as needed and will fulfill any outreach activities, actively participating in continuing efforts to recruit students, including minors in the Portuguese program and to improve the department's educational mission. Examples of courses that the candidate will teach include: Portuguese 1 through 4 and other undergraduate 3000 and 4000 level culture courses, in Portuguese or English, as needed.

Area of specialization is open. The ideal candidate will enhance the student's learning experience by integrating a variety of methods and strategies into the teaching process and maintaining a student learning-centered environment. Knowledge of second language proficiency assessment and ACTFL standards is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications (required):

  • Ph.D. in Portuguese Studies in hand by May 2019
  • Native or near-native command of Portuguese and English
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level required at the time of application
  • Ability to work within an articulated program under the current Portuguese coordinator
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.   

Please include the required applicant documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 1 page teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.

All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, documentation of degrees, and official copies of graduate transcripts.

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