Lecturer in Spanish
Harvard University Harvard Divinity School
United States


Title Adjunct Part-time Position for Spanish Reading and Translation (one course, Fall 2020)
School Harvard Divinity School

Position Description

Harvard Divinity School seeks to appoint an adjunct instructor/lecturer to teach one course in Spanish translation at the advanced intermediate level (HDS 4464) for the Fall Semester 2020. The appointment title will depend on the finalist’s academic qualifications.

The candidate is expected to teach one course at the advanced intermediate level with an emphasis on reading and translation in theological and religious studies. Previous teaching experience at the college and/or university level is required.

This course is normally attended by students of Harvard Divinity School’s masters programs as well as the doctoral Program in Religion. There may also be students from the various member schools of the Boston Theological Institute.

This third semester-level course builds on two semesters of previous experience (at the college level or one course in the Summer Language Program at Harvard Divinity School). Review of Spanish grammar and syntax as they relate to the translations at hand are required, as well as some cultural and language background studies for the students are expected.

Class meetings during the academic year are held preferably on one or two evenings per week during the semester and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, likely online for part or all of the Fall Semester.

The course must be open and accessible to the Divinity School’s diverse and multi-religious student body. The content of the course should reflect the diversity and variety of religious students and theology.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications:

(1) completed advanced degree (PhD or ABD candidates preferred)
(2) prior experience teaching at the graduate level
(3) sensibility to a multi-religious, diverse student body.
Publications in the field are desirable, though not required.

Harvard Divinity School does not provide visa sponsorship for adjunct teaching positions. Please note that attorneys representing individuals are not authorized to file visa petitions on behalf of Harvard Divinity School.

Special Instructions

Please also submit the following materials with your application:

1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover letter

Contact Information

Applicants may contact Margie Jenkins Academic Affairs Office Coordinator at Harvard Divinity School, with any questions regarding the position.

Contact Email mjenkins@hds.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

HDS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages applications and nominations of women an/or ethnic minority candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Maximum Number of References Allowed 0

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

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