Associate Professor

  • North Carolina Central University
  • Durham, NC
  • Apr 27, 2021
Full time Languages & Literature

Job Description

Position Number: 616010

FTE: 1=9/10 month -Faculty only

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The mission of the Department of Language and Literature at North Carolina Central University is to engage students in languages, cultures, literatures, linguistics, and writing. We foster students' analytical and creative thinking, problem-solving abilities, and communication strategies to prepare students for their responsibilities in civic and professional life.

The department offers an English M.A., B.A.s in English, Spanish, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and minors in Spanish, German, philosophy, literature, and writing. We host the Spanish Club, the Ex Umbra literary magazine, the Eagle Creators Society, and several other student clubs and honor societies. Language and Literature faculty contribute to many interdisciplinary initiatives including women's and gender studies, global studies, service learning, undergraduate research, and digital humanities.

Our Spanish curriculum starts with elementary and general education coursework and continues through advanced undergraduate coursework. The undergraduate Spanish B.A. programs include a degree with licensure and a degree without licensure as well as Spanish and Hispanophone Africana Studies minors.

NCCU, a member of The University of North Carolina System, is the nation's first public historically black liberal arts college. The campus of approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students is located in Durham, North Carolina, a dynamic, diverse part of the state known for its universities and high social capital. The University continues to serve its traditional student body of African Americans while expanding on its commitment to meet the educational needs of a student body that is diverse.

Primary Purpose of Position

North Carolina Central University's Department of Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Spanish. Our department offers many of the university's General Education courses, including as Elementary Spanish I and II, as well as a variety of intermediate and advanced courses in Spanish. We seek a versatile colleague with a record of teaching Spanish in traditional and online classroom environments.

The faculty member will teach four courses per semester, usually two to three Elementary Spanish and one to two intermediate or advanced level courses for majors and minors. We especially encourage candidates with demonstrated ability to teach lower-level and upper-level courses.

Tenure track faculty are expected to conduct scholarly research for publication; maintain involvement in professional organizations; actively advise and recruit students; and provide departmental, university, community, and professional service.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Academic experience working with a diverse population.
  • Cultural Studies background with an emphasis in Africa and/or Latin America
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Evidence of potential to teach a range of courses within Spanish language, literature, and culture.
Minimum Education/Experience

Ph.D. in hand

  • A doctorate in Spanish, Romance Languages with an emphasis in Afro-Hispanic Literature, Latin American Literature, or Chicano/Latino Literature, or other related field.
  • Experience teaching Spanish at the college level.
  • Record of scholarly publication with potential to continue a research agenda.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation


Equal Opportunity Employer

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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