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Job Summary

The Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Michigan-Flint invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor, with PhD in Spanish or French with specialization in Applied Linguistics, Language Pedagogy, Foreign Language Education, Second Language Acquisition or related field to begin in September 2017.

Send letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of quality teaching and samples of scholarly work to Dr. Dolores Pons, Search Committee Co-Chair, Foreign Languages Department, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI 48502-1950. Applications received by February 15th will be given priority, but applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Responsibilities*

 In addition to teaching mostly in Spanish, but also in French, responsibilities include coordination of the Teacher's Certificate Programs, preparing and submitting data and reports as required by the Education Unit, advising, and participation in the Education Unit.

Assuming responsibilities of the Teacher’s Certificate Programs in French and Spanish, such as preparing and submitting data and reports as required by the Education Unit, advising, and participation in the Education Unit and the Center for Teacher Preparation.

Participation in the use of instructional technology in the French and Spanish programs, and foreign language teaching.

Required Qualifications*

•       PhD in Spanish or French with specialization in Applied Linguistics, Language Pedagogy, Foreign Language Education, Second Language Education or related field.

•       Strong background in all levels of undergraduate French and Spanish language instruction, with special expertise in Second Language Acquisition and methodologies in foreign language learning and instruction.

•       Fluency in English, French, and Spanish, with native or near-native proficiency in these languages.

•       Ability to teach all levels of French and Spanish language (beginning through advanced level of conversation, composition, grammar, pronunciation, linguistics, as well as comparative phonetics and methods courses for majors and minors in the Teacher’s Certificate Programs).

•       Strong commitment to undergraduate-level teaching, and promotion of departmental programs and activities (for example, study abroad).

•       One to three years of experience in teaching at the college or university level with evidence of excellence.

•       Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity and activity.

•       Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience in current technological resources and their integration into language instruction extremely desirable. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.