The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing and Languages is seeking candidates for the upcoming school year. Responsibilities begin mid-August. Academic rank will be based on degrees and experience. The compensation level depends upon the education and experience of the appointee. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Time: Full time
The Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing and Languages at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego announces a tenure-track position for a full-time professor of Spanish. The position encompasses teaching a broad range of courses in language, literature, and/or culture. Responsibilities begin mid-August 2018. Academic rank and compensation level will be based on degrees and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Teach upper- and lower-division undergraduate courses in Spanish.
Participate in University and departmental activities and governance
Serve on faculty committees and perform other normal faculty duties
Education: Ph. D. in Spanish preferred. Highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered.
Areas of Expertise: Ability to teach a broad range of Latin American or Spanish literature/culture classes. Strengths in developing and teaching courses to work with new dual degree programs. Course work/teaching in Spanish linguistics and willingness to lead study abroad courses/program preferred.
Experience: Undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Demonstrates evidence of a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Philosophical: Demonstrates thorough commitment to Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in and carry out commitment to an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Demonstrates support of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination, the Church of the Nazarene.
Personal: Demonstrates evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
The successful candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate students and participate actively in scholarship and service. We seek innovative applicants who will inspire students, contribute to the growth of the program, and strengthen collaborative ties across campus. The LJWL Department is an inclusive community that encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, works as an integral part of the PLNU College of Arts and Humanities, and prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge and engagement.
Email Addresses and Telephone Numbers of Current References
Samples of Scholarly Work and Publications
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
Statement of Personal Faith
Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
3 Letters of References (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org)
3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
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