Adjunct Faculty, Spanish

Job description

The Department of Languages & Literatures is an undergraduate department offering nine modern foreign languages, including majors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, minors in those languages plus Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, with electives in Arabic and classical Greek. The Spanish program offers language courses from the introductory to the advanced levels as well as interdisciplinary thematic advanced courses in Latino, Latin American and Iberian literature and culture.

Position Summary

The Department of Languages and Literatures seeks qualified individuals to join our adjunct pool for possible, non-benefited, part-time teaching assignments in Spanish at the University of Denver in the 2018-19 academic year.

Adjunct Spanish faculty members teach 4-credit undergraduate courses at the introductory level. The specific courses involved may vary from quarter to quarter and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on departmental needs.

Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4,000 per course, and may teach up to a maximum of six courses over three academic quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring).

Essential Functions

Adjuncts are expected to fulfill all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including:

  • Conducting all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way
  • Thorough and accurate correction of assignments, providing appropriate constructive feedback
  • Prompt return of corrected work
  • Providing guidance and support to students
  • Reporting student grades and attendance
  • Holding regular weekly office hours on campus for students
  • Replying to email communication from students and colleagues promptly
  • Administering midterm course evaluations
  • Enforcing all administration policies and rules governing students
  • Maintaining accurate and complete student records
  • Attention to students' understanding and following of DU's Honor Code
  • Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Language Program Coordinator

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Superior proficiency level in Spanish and English
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, technologies, principles and practices of foreign language instruction
  • Expertise and experience with ACTFL Standards-based teaching and assessment
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), and be willing and able to learn additional applications as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Spanish, education, linguistics, or related field
  • Experience teaching at the college level (substantiated by letters of recommendation)
  • Demonstrated experience or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations
  • Experience working in multi-section coordinated courses

Work Schedule

Varies: May teach up to a maximum of six courses over three academic quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

For best consideration, please submit your material by May 16, 2018.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.

For full consideration, please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter addressing your commitment to Inclusive Excellence(IE) in the the classroom. To read more about DU's commitment to IE please follow this link:
  2. C.V.
  3. Two letters of reference
  4. A link to an unedited teaching video clip of an elementary Spanish class (maximum 15 min.) Please do not submit video files. The link to your video should be inserted into a document (Word or PDF) and uploaded together with your application documents

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine documents if necessary to get all content uploaded.

For non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in applying and who will need immigration sponsorship for this position, please contact Abby Tropman, Recruiter in Services at

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 800850
Posted: 4/16/2018
Application Due: 6/15/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable