Special Assistant Professor/Temporary or Special Instructor Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
06 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is comprised of teachers and scholars of language, linguistics, literature and culture including specialists of second language acquisition, poetry, theater, cinema, and translation. Faculty represent over twenty different countries of origin. This work unit exists to educate, counsel, and support the undergraduate and graduate students in the department, maintain their records, and support the teaching, research and creative activity, and service of its faculty.

Position Summary

When a position becomes available, the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures hires non-tenure track Special Assistant Professors/Temporary or Special Instructors from this applicant pool. Such Special Assistant Professors/Temporary or Special Instructors may be hired for fall, spring, and/or summer term in a given academic year. They are hired to teach courses in language acquisition, linguistics, literature and culture in one or more of the following languages:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. Applicants are added to the pool list throughout the calendar year. Hiring decisions are typically made during the late spring and early summer for fall semester, during the early fall semester for spring and during the spring semester for the summer term.

Required Job Qualifications

Requirements for this position are:

  • Ph.D. for Special Assistant Professor rank or M.A. for Temporary or Special Instructors;
  • Experience teaching a specific subject area and demonstrated teaching excellence;
  • Fluency or near-fluency in the language;
  • Experience teaching the language or literature.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preferred job qualifications for this position are:

  • Willingness to work together with LLC instructors as a team on curriculum building, assessment, student outreach and recruitment;
  • Experience / expertise in curriculum development;
  • Experience/expertise in assessment;
  • Commitment to diversity through teaching and outreach.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This pool expires December 31, 2017. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be hired.
For a complete application, please upload a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae and the name and contact information for three professional references will be immediately emailed a request for a letter of recommendation upon submission of an application. Letters of reference are required as part of a complete application. Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered.
To document teaching excellence, applicants are encouraged to submit Class or Student Evaluations, Course Materials, Sample Syllabus or syllabi.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Dr. Mary Vogl, mary.vogl@colostate.edu