Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 22 May 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Romance Studies - 312100
Posting Open Date 05/08/2023
Application Deadline 05/22/2023
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0004520
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Permanent
Hours per week 33.2
FTE 0.83
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range 42,500
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Romance Studies is a diverse and plurilingual academic unit that engages in research and instruction in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, and in the historical minority languages of Europe and the Americas. The Department of Romance Studies has five primary purposes: 1) Provide undergraduate instruction to an average of 5000 students each semester, including 800 majors and minors, by engaging the languages, literatures and cultures within the transnational and regional contexts in which they have developed. 2) Provide graduate instruction to approximately 100 MA and PhD students in advanced course-work in French, Italian, and Spanish literature, linguistics, and culture. Academic instruction is combined with carefully supervised pre-professional training that includes classroom teaching and study/travel abroad, to prepare the next generation of researchers and teachers. 3) Provide academic technology support to foreign language instructors, and learning resources to students enrolled in foreign language courses through staff and facilities operating as the Foreign Language Resource Center. 4) Publish three internationally recognized scholarly publications: the journals Hispan fila and Romance Notes, and a book-length monograph series, North Carolina Series in Romance Studies. Each year 6 journals and several monographs are published. Our Publications office manages subscriptions, domestic and international, and all associated receipts and expenses. 5) Provide administrative and clerical support to faculty and graduate students to further their instructional mission as well as their scholarly research and publication goals.
Position Summary
The department of Romance Studies is inviting applications for the Dana B. Drake visiting teaching assistant professor position. The appointment is for one year and will carry a five-course load (3:2). Compensation will be $8,500 per course, plus benefits. The position is non-renewable.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants must hold a MA/PhD in Romance Studies or related field by the first day of the Fall 2023 semester.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English. Previous experience teaching in a higher education context preferred. Preference may also be given to candidates with previous teaching experience in the Department of Romance Studies at UNC.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions
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