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Term Instructional Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Nov 7, 2023

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Instructional Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics The George Mason University Department of Modern and Classical Languages welcomes applications for a full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics, beginning in the Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 term. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and departmental and program needs. The position also includes possibilities for promotion and multi-year contracts as well as a full range of benefits.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the DepartmentSituated within the intellectually vibrant Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages plays a key role in serving the culturally and linguistically diverse student body that defines George Mason University, the largest public Research 1 university in Virginia. In addition to offering rich language and cultural content in their areas of specialty, faculty members participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs on campus, such as Cultural Studies, Education, Film and Media Studies, Global Affairs, the Honors College, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, and Women and Gender Studies.The Spanish program offers an interdisciplinary content-based curriculum rooted in principles of critical and social justice pedagogy including community-based approaches to language learning, Spanish for the professions, and courses on multilingualism. We serve a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students who speak Spanish as a native, heritage, second or additional language, and we offer a Spanish major, minor, Bachelor's Accelerated Master's (BAM) degree, a Master's degree with concentrations in Spanish, Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education, and Spanish and French, and an innovative online graduate certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education.Responsibilities:Instructional Assistant Professors are expected to teach a standard course load of 12 credits (4 courses) per semester, and to engage in service at the departmental level and beyond. While not required, Instructional Assistant Professors may also pursue the opportunity to teach or lead Mason study abroad programs during the summer or winter term.Required Qualifications:Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:Ph.D. or advanced ABD status with a specialization in Spanish Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field; andDemonstrated native or near-native fluency in Spanish.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated commitment to or experience in teaching college-level undergraduate courses in Spanish, including both basic language courses and upper-level content-based courses such as Spanish in Context, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics, and Spanish Writing and Stylistics;Expertise in Spanish Sociolinguistics, Bi/Multilingualism in the Spanish-speaking world, Spanish for the Professions or Spanish for Health Care, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, and/or Translation; andExperience in teaching multiple modalities.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, diversity statement (as 'Other Doc'), and the names of three professional references with contact information by October 15, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For any questions related to the application process, please contact Dr. Ellen Serafini (

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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