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Assistant or Associate Professor of Spanish

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SPANISH.  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 beginning August 2019.  Ph.D. in hand by August 2019, specialization in Intercultural Communication and Second Language Acquisition preferred.  Native or near-native proficiency required in Spanish and English with knowledge of a third language a plus.  Teaching load: 6 courses per year at all levels of the Spanish curriculum.  We seek a collaborative colleague who is committed to outstanding teaching in a creative, culture-focused program.  Expertise in content-based instruction, curriculum design, online language learning, translation studies or heritage speaker programs a plus.  Enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduate research and leading study abroad opportunities valued. Willingness to contribute to the college’s recruitment efforts, diversity initiatives, first-year seminar program, general education program, and faculty governance expected.  Experience teaching or studying at a primarily residential, liberal arts institution preferred.

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 that foster personal worth and individuality for 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. To learn more about Simpson College please visit www.simpson.edu.

Submit letter of application, CV, 3 current letters of recommendation, and a one-page philosophy of teaching statement to Dr. Tracy Dinesen, Chair, Spanish Search Committee, by postal mail (Department of World Language and Culture Studies, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA 50125), by email (tracy.dinesen@simpson.edu), or through Interfolio By Committee.  Complete applications received by February 25, 2019, will be given full consideration.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Simpson College does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community.  The college’s full EOE statement can be found at http://simpson.edu/employment-opportunities/ . 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.