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The Department of English, Languages, and Linguistics at Gordon College invites applications for a full-time assistant or associate teaching professor of Spanish. The position begins August 2020 with a term of 1-3 years. Rank is commensurate with experience.
Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory, intermediate, and upper-level Spanish courses; facilitating language placement tests for incoming students; mentoring part-time foreign language instructors; and overseeing the department’s Spanish minor. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach introductory German. Additional faculty responsibilities include student advising, service on college committees, and ongoing professional development in one’s field of expertise.
Gordon’s Spanish program is part of the Department of English, Languages, and Linguistics, one of the biggest and most vibrant departments on campus. In addition to Spanish, the department also offers minors in French, Mandarin, and speech pathology, as well as majors and minors in linguistics and English.
The ideal candidate will have:
A Ph.D. in Spanish language or literature by the time of appointment (M.A.’s with the requisite experience and proficiency to teach upper-level Spanish courses will also be considered);
A mature faith in Christ, a strong commitment to the Christian mission of the College and to the liberal arts, and a dedication to the integration of Christian faith and learning in the classroom;
Potential for or demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and a passion for mentoring students from diverse backgrounds;
An enthusiasm for articulating the value of foreign language studies in a Christian liberal arts context and an ability to think strategically about program development;
Skill in collaborating across academic programs and working closely with support staff;
A willingness to teach both traditional and online courses;
Evidence of continuing professional development and/or a strong research agenda;
Proficiency in German (optional).
Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship and professional engagement with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide. As one of the country's top liberal arts colleges with a vibrant Christian community, Gordon is uniquely positioned to lead the exploration of the intersection of faith and cultural engagement. We seek teachers and scholars with depth of understanding, breadth of knowledge, and the desire to be part of this exploration.
Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vita that includes the names and contact information of three references, a sample of academic or professional writing, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the position, including teaching and research interests.
About Gordon College
Founded in 1889 as a missionary training institute in Boston, Gordon College has emerged as one of the country’s top Christian liberal arts colleges and the only nationally ranked Christian college in New England. One of the nation’s premier Christian colleges, Gordon College better prepares students for a greater purpose by combining exceptional education and innovative opportunities with an informed Christian faith. Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service, and prepared for leadership worldwide.
Gordon is strategically located along what has been termed the “I-95 power corridor” as it is only a few hours away from the financial and political capitals of the Western world (New York and Washington, D.C.). Just north of Boston, with its renowned universities and vibrant industries in finance, technology. And health care, Gordon is well positioned to expose students to world-class learning and professional opportunities. Faculty members have ready access to vibrant intellectual and research communities, providing connections that energize their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring.... This facilitates a commitment to lifelong learning among students, and a majority of Gordon graduates earn advance degrees.
Gordon’s magnificent campus of 450 wooded acres – just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean – retains a quintessential New England charm. The College’s proximity to the beautiful, historic areas of the North Shore, the woods and beaches of Cape Ann, and the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire creates rich opportunities for recreation and personal growth. This is a great place to live and work.