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Lecturer of Spanish (Job ID 20205)

University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Feb 8, 2024
Closing date
Mar 9, 2024

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UW-Stout seeks a dynamic, innovative instructor to help raise the profile of the Spanish minor on campus and reimagine the role of language study in a polytechnic context. Applicants must be able to teach all levels of Spanish language classes, including Spanish for the professions in alignment with UW-Stout's undergraduate programs. Beyond foundational and applied Spanish courses, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach existing upper-level content courses in film, culture, and literature, or develop new courses in applied Spanish. The successful candidate will also oversee the Spanish minor and engage in curriculum assessment and revision, as well as collaborate with study abroad programming, other departments, student groups, and the local community to promote the study of language. One vacancy will be filled either at the rank of lecturer (non-tenure track instructional academic staff with a renewable annual contract) or assistant professor (tenure-track faculty), depending on qualifications. A separate vacancy announcement lists the minimum and preferred qualifications for the rank of assistant professor.

Minimum / Required

' Master's degree in the area of Spanish, Foreign Language Education, or related field, is required by the start of the position
' Interest in advancing student learning in area of Spanish and global languages
' Native or near native competency in Spanish and English

Highly Desired/Preferred

' Expertise in foreign language pedagogy
' Demonstrated excellence in teaching Spanish
' Record of success in growing student interest and participation in Spanish
' Demonstrated intercultural competence and the impact on the student experience
' Experience in program development and leadership
' Demonstrated experience in establishing a climate (work environment) that embraces inclusion.


1. Teach undergraduate Spanish courses, and/or other courses to be determined based on student enrollment and the candidate's qualifications.
2. Provide student academic advisement and conduct assessment of student learning. This includes contributing to academic program assessment, accreditation, and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff.
3. Coordinate with relevant departments and off-campus stakeholders to expand recruitment and enrollment in the Applied Foreign Languages minor and Spanish minor.
4. Collaborate with the Office of International Education to align Spanish programming with study abroad opportunities.
5. Develop and implement a plan for programmatic revisions to the Spanish minor to ensure its long-term sustainability, including curricular revisions.
6. Engage in service to the department, university, and profession above and beyond managing the Spanish minor.


Spanish and Global Languages are currently housed in the Social Science Department, a vibrant, multidisciplinary department that includes anthropology, sociology, history, political science, geography, and economics. The department offers a bachelor's degree in Applied Social Science as well as numerous minor programs, in addition to the Spanish minor, and is developing a new major in public policy analysis. The department also participates in the University of Wisconsin System Collaborative Language Program, offering courses in French and German.


To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by November 12, 2023, end of day. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

This job announcement is being announced simultaneously with Job #20206; please note only one (1) vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the Social Sciences Department to consider candidates with a different set of credentials for this particular vacancy.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the faculty, tenure-track position need to apply to: Assistant Professor of Spanish (Job ID 20206)

Applicants who wish to be considered for the lecturer/academic staff position need to apply to: Lecturer of Spanish (Job ID 20205)

Required application materials:

1. Cover letter (* See below)

2. Curriculum vitae or resume

3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

4. Unofficial graduate degree transcript

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Nels Paulson
Phone: 715-232-5304

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Amy Gjestson


University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

' Benefit Details:
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All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7) .

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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