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UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese: Academic Administrator

Application Window

Open date: March 20th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Title: Academic Administrator V
Working Title: Director of Language Programs

Summary: Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the Director of Language Programs, will work closely with the faculty- lead Committee on Undergraduate Studies to support the language component of the majors and minors, direct the Spanish and Portuguese L2 and heritage language programs, train and mentor graduate teaching assistants; administer and score placement and exemptions exams, build collaborations with campus professional schools s wanting Spanish language components and expand language curricular offerings through on-line programming. Teaching in the upper division undergraduate level is optional.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Spanish-Second Language Acquisition/ Applied Linguistics/Foreign Language Education or related field at the time of hire. The individual must have experience coordinating or directing a large language program and supervising graduate teaching assistants, native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English and proficiency in Portuguese is desirable. Additionally, the candidate should have expertise in curriculum development and assessment with demonstrated administrative skills working with language instructors at various levels. The candidate should also have demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Other desirable experience:

• At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in developing face-to-face and/or online courses or programs,
• Demonstrated effectiveness in leadership and TA supervision in Spanish Language Programs at the post-secondary level,
• Research focus or interest in Applied Linguistics, teaching methodologies, or related area,
• Demonstrated effectiveness in college-level teaching, including Spanish hybrid and/or online courses,
• Knowledge of the ACTFL proficiency scale for foreign languages and its application in language program.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of relevant experience, teaching and research interests; a statement of past, present, and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and 3 letters of recommendations.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin on or about July 1, 2021.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021. Please direct queries concerning the position to the department’s Academic Personnel Officer, Ana Ramirez, at

We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from under-represented groups.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Job location

Los Angeles