Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish and French

Posted: 10/18/13

Job Description

Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Spanish and French beginning August 19, 2014. Specialization open, Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Native or near-native proficiency required in French, Spanish, and English. Teaching load: 6 courses per year divided between French and Spanish. We seek a collaborative colleague who is committed to outstanding teaching in a newly redesigned, culture-focused program. Expertise in content-based instruction and culture studies a plus. Experience teaching or studying at a primarily residential, liberal arts institution preferred. Willingness to contribute to the college’s recruitment efforts, diversity initiatives, first-year seminar program, general education program, and faculty governance expected. Interest in mentoring undergraduate research and leading study abroad opportunities valued.

Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills and who will nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse, and just community. The main campus is located in Indianola, Iowa which is just 12 minutes from the capital city, Des Moines, Iowa. Additional facilities are located in West Des Moines and Ankeny.

Send letter of application, CV, 3 current letters of recommendation, and a one-page philosophy of teaching to Dr. Sharon Wilkinson, Chair, Spanish-French Search Committee, Department of World Language and Culture Studies, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA 50125 or by email to Complete applications received by December 1, 2013, will be given full consideration.

Simpson College does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups.  You will find the entire EOE statement at: Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

Posted: 10/18/13

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