Job Description

Open Rank-Lecturer-Spanish as a Second Language

Posting Numberreq6950
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSpanish Portuguese (704A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese seeks applicants for Lecturer II/III at the University of New Mexico (UNM) beginning August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching and assisting with coordination of the Spanish as a Second Language Program (2,400 students approx.). The normal teaching load for a faculty member in this position is 4/4 with the possibility of course reductions for the assignment of administrative/coordination duties. Duties include course design, assessment, evaluation, teacher training, curricular alignment, and mediation. Candidates must show evidence of teaching experience, familiarity with on-line teaching, and knowledge of ACTFL standards. Candidates should articulate a theoretically-grounded approach to language teaching. Also desirable are evidence of success with curriculum development and assessment, experience with heritage learners, teaching with technology, and/or Spanish for the professions. Administrative, interpersonal and communication skills are critical for this position. Competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications.

UNM's Department of Spanish and Portuguese has thriving undergraduate and graduate programs. Our department collaborates with UNM's Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) The University of New Mexico is currently one of four Universities that hold the designation of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) & Research Universities-Very High Research Activity (RU/VH). For information about the Department, please visit our website at: For information about Albuquerque, visit "Why ABQ" at:


Minimum Qualifications for Lecturer II:

  • M.A. in Spanish, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or related field by Spring 2019
  • Two years experience teaching Spanish at an institution of higher education

Minimum Qualifications for Lecturer III

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or related field by Spring 2019
  • Two years experience teaching Spanish at an institution of higher education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
  • Evidence of successful teaching performance
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: 1) teaching language courses online, 2) using publishers’ digital learning platforms, and 3) teaching Spanish for the professions
  • Demonstrated experience teaching or supervising heritage learners
  • Native or near-native fluency and ability to teach in Spanish and English
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: 1) mentoring graduate teaching assistants, 2) curriculum development and assessment, 3) ACTFL guidelines as embedded in course curriculum, 4) active involvement in professional development.

Application InstructionsApplication Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications begins January 25, 2019 and continues until the position is successfully filled. For complete details of this position and to apply, please visit this website: and reference Posting Number 6950. A complete application consists of the following documents: (1) Cover letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities, experience, and preferred qualifications (please address each of them when applicable), (2) Teaching portfolio including samples of teaching materials, materials used to conduct professional development activities (if applicable) and a reflection on student evaluations from the past two years characterizing both positive and negative comments and noting changes made in light of this feedback, (3) Current curriculum vitae, and (4) Three letters of recommendation should be sent by the referees to Prof. Eva Rodríguez González with the subject line "Letter of recommendation". Among other qualifications, referees should comment on administrative and communication skills in English and Spanish. At least one referee must have observed your teaching performance. Direct any phone inquiries to Fabi Parra-Oldham, Search Coordinator, at 505-277-7361.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 1/25/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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