Apply now Job no: 500686
Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 034300 - Classical & Modern Languages & Lit
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Teach the Spanish language from beginner to advanced levels using (primarily) the communicative approach.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The department offers a BA in Foreign Languages with concentrations in Classics, French, German, and Spanish; an International Business Program (a joint BA in Foreign Languages and Business Administration); and, an MA in Foreign Languages, with areas of study in French, German, and Spanish. Other languages offered are Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian; and, the Department has several study abroad program options for students. Faculty have affiliations with the Shackouls Honors College, the Humanities Institute, the Cobb Institute and Gender Studies. The department has 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as dedicated cohorts of instructors and lecturers. Mississippi State University is a Carnegie doctoral/research extensive institution and is among the top 100 research institutions in the nation. Mississippi State University has an array of centers and institutes receptive to collaborative research.

Area of Specialization:

Foreign Languages

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Instruction across sections of Spanish I -IV with a 3/4 full-time teaching load.
Summer teaching is often available, but not guaranteed.
Coordinate Spanish I-IV and work with graduate assistants.
Participate in curriculum development.Service duties to the department include organization and promotion of Spanish cultural activities, the direction of language clubs, and participation on departmental committees.
Serve as one of the department's undergraduate advisors.
Participate in faculty meetings.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.A. in Spanish from an accredited institution and native or near-native Spanish fluency.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

PhD and two years teaching experience at the university level. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of Spanish language and at least some regional dialects. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish. Knowledge of the communicative approach to language teaching and ability to implement that approach. Some knowledge of Spanish literature and very strong organizational skills.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applications must be made online at by searching JOB NO: 500686. Please attach a cover letter that outlines relevant experience and education, a current CV, a philosophy of education statement, and a copy of transcripts for each degree earned. Social Security number should be redacted prior to submitting transcripts online. A list of three references with the appropriate contact information is required.
Note: original transcripts for all degrees will be required upon employment. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials promptly.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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