Preceptor in Spanish

Massachusetts, United States
16 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
16 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Romance Languages and Literatures

Position Description

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures seeks applications for a preceptor in Spanish language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The preceptor will assist in the training and supervision of teaching fellows and normally teach two beginning language courses in Spanish per semester.

The successful applicant should have native or near native proficiency in Spanish, be well versed in the issues of teaching Spanish as a foreign language, have experience in teaching all levels of Spanish, and be able to teach and coordinate beginning-level Spanish language courses.

A specialization in Spanish pedagogy and/or second language acquisition is highly desirable. Experience in the application of new technologies in language teaching is preferred along with a strong doctoral record.

This is a three-year appointment, pending first year review, renewable for a term of up to five additional years (for a total of eight years), and contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Spanish at the beginning levels, and have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish.

Additional Qualifications

A strong doctoral record is preferred.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 15th; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Contact Information

Preceptor in Spanish Search Committee
c/o Katherine Killough, Language Program Coordinator
436 Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

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