Broadening the Intellectual and Cultural Horizons of Students
Language study is central to the mission of The University of Memphis to educate its students for a diverse and global society. With today's levels of foreign trade, tourism, international business, and international relations, knowledge of other languages and an understanding of other cultures is a must. Our Department of World Languages and Literatures offers not only basic language instruction, but also offers advanced work in foreign literatures, linguistics, culture, civilization, and business.
Which languages can you study here?
You have a choice of eleven! Instruction is offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Students may complete a major with a single-language concentration in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish, or a two or three-language concentration combining any of the following: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
You can also create a minor in a particular language to enhance a major in such fields as Political Science, Business, History, Anthropology, Art History, English, and International Studies—among others! Check our four-year plans here.
What other opportunities can you enjoy in the UofM Department of World Languages and Literatures?
Full-time instructor positions announcement:
Spanish Instructor Position:
The Department of World Languages at The University of Memphis invites applicants for a Spanish one-year, non-tenure track instructor starting August 2017.
a) M.A. degree in Spanish in hand by August 2017;
b) Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English;
c) Extensive teaching experience in lower-division courses using communicative approach and technology in the classroom;
d) Ability to teach Spanish language courses both in the classroom and online;
e) Recent student-evaluation from calendar year 2016;
f) Unofficial transcript;
g) Curriculum vitae;
h) Application letter describing teaching skills and teaching experience at the college level;
i) Three recent letters of recommendation (Email addresses must be submitted for three reference providers. Workforum system will send an email to the reference provider giving them instructions to submit the letter).
The successful candidate will teach a maximum of five courses per semester. Applicants must upload requirements e through h and the email addresses for three reference providers whom you have contacted to submit letters of reference at http://workforum.memphis.edu. Deadline for submission of all documents: April 19, 2017. If you require additional information, contact Professor Inmaculada Gomez-Soler (email@example.com). The University of Memphis, is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.
Japanese Instructor Position:
The Department of World Languages and Literatures at The University of Memphis invites applicants for a one-year, non-tenure track Japanese instructorship position starting August 2017 pending availability of funds. M.A. in Japanese, applied linguistics, or language pedagogy required, native or near-native fluency in Japanese. Successful teaching experience in lower and upper-division courses as demonstrated by recent student and supervisor evaluations. The successful candidates will teach up to five courses per semester and also participate in departmental activities. Applicants must upload an application letter indicating their teaching skills, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, the email addresses for three references whom you have contacted to submit letters of recommendation, and recent student evaluations (2016) at http://workforum.memphis.edu. Deadline: April 19, 2017. If you require additional information, contact Dr. Yuki Matsuda at firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.