Utah State University

  • Lecturer, Spanish Applied Linguistics

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/26/2019 5:22 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Humanities & Social Sci
    Languages Philosophy & Comm Studies
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    The Department of Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies at Utah State University invites applications for a Lecturer in Spanish Applied Linguistics or related field, such as Second-Language Acquisition or Foreign Language Education. This is an ongoing, non-tenure track, academic-year appointment with a start date of August 2020.


    Review deadline is November 15, 2019.


    Candidates should have the ability to manage a lower-division Spanish language program, teach a variety of courses in Spanish, and have a solid teaching background.  The anticipated teaching load for this position is 3/4 (with one of those courses being online).


    Minimum Qualifications:

    1) Candidates should have a Doctorate completed by August 2020.

    2) Ability to complement the current strengths of the department.

    3) Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish.

    4) Job offer contingent upon successfully passed background check per university policy.

    5) Excellent written and oral communication skills.  


    Preferred Qualifications:

    1) Ability to carry out formative and summative programmatic assessments and regularly communicating that information to the Spanish section.

    2) Ability to create and maintain syllabi that are standardized across various sections.

    3) Ability to provide adequate mentoring and professional development for our Graduate instructors/Adjuncts/Lecturers.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:


    1) Curriculum vita (to be uploaded to the candidate profile under "Resume").
    2) Cover letter expressing your interest in the position (to be copied and pasted into "cover letter" field within online application).
    3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as a sample syllabi or recent teaching evaluations (doc, docx, pdf format) (to be uploaded to the candidate profile under "other documents").

    4) The names and email addresses of three references (to be provided in the candidate profile).

    5) Three letters of reference: please have your (three) references submit (upload) the letters of reference here: https://bit.ly/2lapkbn.


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    Utah State University is a Carnegie Research University located in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Visit www.usu.edu/greats/, or our departmental web page at http://lpcs.usu.edu/ for more information about USU.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.



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