Lecturer in Catalan

Illinois, United States
26 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time


During the Winter Quarter (January- March) and Spring Quarter (April-June) of the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures may have part-time teaching opportunities in various courses in the Catalan program. 

Responsibilities will include preparing and teaching seminar-style courses using a highly interactive communicative approach, holding regularly scheduled office hours, and the preparing and grading of assignments and testing materials. 

Depending on the curricular needs of the department, the successful candidate may teach between one and four courses per academic year. Language courses are conducted in Catalan, but culture courses may be taught in Catalan or English. In 2020-21, the per-course salary is $7,000. This position is not benefits eligible.

Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree or equivalent in Catalan Studies or a related field, advanced mid proficiency in Catalan according to ACTFL guidelines, and at least one year of experience teaching at the college or post-secondary level.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment jobs board at the following link http://apply.interfolio.com/79878.  

Applicants must upload:

  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy;
  • a one-page proposal of an introductory course on Catalan literature or culture, 
  • and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.

Optional materials include:

Relevant course evaluations may be uploaded if available.
Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the positions are filled or the posting is closed. In the event that a teaching opportunity becomes available, we will contact applicants with the appropriate academic training and experience.

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.  Only complete applications will be considered.  For further questions about this position, please contact Guillaume Beaudin, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, gbeaudin@uchicago.edu

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.