Spanish (Castilian) Language, Culture and Regional Studies Instructor, Defense Critical Language

first_imgJob LocationFort Bragg,North Carolina, United StatesPositionTypeFull-Time/Regular Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer ofEmployment.In accordance with University policy, finalists for this positionwill be subject to criminal background investigations.ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference.Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process forpersons with disabilities. For example, this material is availablein alternative format upon request. As an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applicationsfrom minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates mayrequest veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance withstate law.References *References not listed on the applicationmaterials may be contacted; notice may be provided to theapplicant.Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect toadminister pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essentialjob functions.E mployment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligibleand show employment eligibility verification by the first date ofemployment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). The Mansfield Center Defense Critical Language and Culture Program(DCLCP) is one of the top language training centers in the nation.The DCLCP provides intensive language and culture training formembers of the Active Duty Military, the National Guard, Reserve,and Intelligence Agencies utilizing a congressionally fundedcontract through the Defense Language and National SecurityEducation Office (DLNSEO). The position may be located at Ft.Bragg, NC; Missoula, Montana, or other location dependent uponmission requirements or at the request of our customers or asdetermined by the Director of the DCLCP.The Instructor will perform duties as a Spanish (Castilian)Language, Culture and Regional Studies Instructor. As theinstructor, you will assist in the development of curriculum andinstruct military and United States government agency personnel inintensive language and culture courses delivered overvideo-teleconferencing (VTC) and in-resident venues. The durationof each course ranges from one day to one year. While classes arein session; 5-6 hours of teaching per day is common per instructor,while 2-3 hours per day are used for lesson preparation, classroommanagement, administration and supplementary curriculumdevelopment. When courses are not in session course materials aredeveloped by the language instructors for publishing and forin-class use. The language instructor is responsible for 5-6 hoursof in-class teaching daily and providing assistance to the LeadInstructor in the design of course curriculum and syllabus.The instructor must be native speaker of Spanish (Castilian)language and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English.The instructor is required to take an Oral Proficiency Interviewand score superior in Spanish and advanced in English prior toselection.The instructor must have a high level of knowledge in currentteaching methodologies and be comfortable with teaching throughtechnology using Video-Teleconferencing (VTCs), Smartboards, andiPads. Instructors must also be able to work productively in agroup (team teaching, active coordination, extensivecollaboration), and also work effectively in an independent mode.The instructor must be able to create and follow syllabi withoutoversight.The Spanish (Castilian) Instructor of Language, Culture andRegional Studies will teach not only the language, but also teachcultural and regional studies courses in the target language or inEnglish. Topics may include but are not limited to Spanishgeography, history of Spanish-speaking countries of interest,Spanish Literature, natural resources, economy, government,ethnicities, etc.Required QualificationsApplicant must have a master’s degree in Spanish (languageand/or literature), linguistics (applied linguistics is preferred),History, Anthropology, or any related field; preference is aPh.D.Must have experience in curriculum development for Spanishlanguage materialsWhile employed instructors must develop curriculum based on theneeds of the program and as required by the DoDMust have experience in instructing Spanish language cultureand regional studiesApplicant must score advanced in English as tested against theOral Proficiency Interview (OPI), is required to take the OPIbefore selection and must score superior in SpanishMust have knowledge of current teaching methodologies andpractices in the classroom and experience utilizing advancedclassroom technologiesMust be able to work productively within a team andindependentlyApplicant must be a US Citizen or US permanent residentenabling successful clearance application/approvalIndividual must be able to pass a Criminal BackgroundInvestigation enabling successful clearanceapplication/approvalWhile courses are in session, the instructors must be able tocreate and follow syllabi without oversight. About the Defense Critical Language/Culture Program (DCLCP) atthe Mansfield CenterThe Defense Critical Language/Culture Program (DCLCP) at theMansfield Center develops and presents comprehensive language andregional studies/cultural awareness courses, courseware, andsupporting materials designed to prepare DOD and USG employees foroverseas deployment. These courses and materials will bespecifically designed to meet DoD requirements, and may include,but not be limited to, languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Dari,Persian, Indonesian, French, Russian, Pashto, and Korean.Additionally, these courses and materials will include asubstantial regional and cultural studies component. DCLCP willalso develop synchronous online learning modules and Apple Apps forlanguage and culture instruction in coordination with Department ofDefense (DoD) entities.How to ApplyScreening begins immediately and will continue until theposition is filled. Complete applications must include: Due to multiple training sites some travel may berequired. A letter of interest addressing the required experience andqualifications for position.A current resume/CV listing education and describing workexperience.Names and contact information for three (3) professionalreferences. Preferred QualificationsExperience in intensive language instruction, particularly in amilitary or government setting.last_img

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