Full-Time Lecturer, Teaching Associate Coordinator and Assistant Director (Lower-Division Language Program)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Full Time

Position: Full-Time Lecturer, Teaching Associate Coordinator and Assistant Director, Lower-Division Program (1 to 3-academic year(s) appointment, renewable)
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: The Full-Time Lecturer B (Academic Year) classification salary is $71,100 to $151,128 per academic year (paid as 12 monthly payments). The anticipated hiring range is $85,000 to $90,000 per year. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin June 17, 2024. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Liberal Arts 
Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL)

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, Applied Linguistics, Instructed Language Education, Multilingual Language Education, Third Language (L3) Acquisition or related field
  • Advanced proficiency in English and Spanish; intermediate proficiency in one of the following languages: French, Italian, and/or German
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training and sub-specialization in college-level Language Program Administration, Technology in Instructed Language Acquisition or Translation Pedagogies for Language Acquisition
  • Experience in teaching Spanish for Heritage Learners, Spanish Linguistics and/or Romance Linguistics
  • Experience in training and managing graduate Teaching Associates assigned to teach introductory- and intermediate-level language classes
  • Experience using digital tools for world language teaching
  • Demonstrated or potential ability to work on collaborative curriculum, outreach, and program-building projects
  • Teaching experience demonstrating excellence at the university level
  • Experience successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body


  • Teach courses in language, linguistics, or methodology courses at the undergraduate or graduate level as assigned
  • Train and supervise Teaching Associates (TAs) and Graduate Assistants (GAs) in the French, German, Italian and Spanish language programs
  • Train novice TAs to deliver classroom L2 instruction; supervise their pedagogical development (building a course calendar, creating activities and course assessments)
  • Organize an orientation program for TAs and part-time lecturers who teach LD language classes before the start of the fall semester every year
  • Conduct or organize professional development workshops for TAs and part-time lecturers at least twice per semester
  • Conduct observations of teaching of all TAs each semester
  • Convene TAs by program and review the curriculum and achievement of learning outcomes
  • Collaborate with department chair and language program directors on enrollment trends, staffing needs, assigning courses to TAs according to programmatic needs
  • Actively participate in recruitment efforts
  • Recommend language-specific curricular modifications to the department chair and program directors
  • Collaborate with department chair and Curriculum and Assessment Committee on annual language program assessment
  • Attend department meetings and update department faculty on the lower-division language program
  • Serve on the bilingual interview committees for the Single Subject Credential Program in Languages Other Than English every semester, as needed
  • Oversee the linguistics and/or pedagogy portion of the graduate reading examinations where applicable
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues in the profession, attending professional conferences
  • Promote language study and study abroad
  • Contribute to the overall success of RGRLL’s language programs by performing other duties as assigned

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL) houses BA and MA programs in French, German, Italian, and Spanish; minors in these languages as well as in Russian Studies and Translation Studies; the lower-division sequence in Arabic, as well as the Single Subject Credential Program in Languages Other Than English.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum one page, single-spaced,12-point font). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
  • Names and contact information for three current references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage (On-campus applicants: at least one reference must be from outside CSULB) 
  • A copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree should you reach the semi-finalist stage
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click “the Apply Now” icon to complete the CSULB online application

For questions about the application and search process, please contact: 
Cindy Román (Tovar), Department Coordinator
Email: Cindy.Tovar@csulb.edu  

For questions about the position, please contact: 
Dr. Aparna Nayak, Department Chair
562-985-4301 or Email: Aparna.Nayak@csulb.edu

Employment Requirements:

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside California.

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to fahr@csulb.edu.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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