Adjunct Faculty - Spanish

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Job Title: Adjunct Faculty - Spanish
Location: GRCC Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 915
Org Marketing Statement

Title: Adjunct Faculty - Spanish
Position number: 915
Work schedule: Fall and Winter Semester
Reports to: Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

General Information
The College is seeking candidates teach Spanish courses. The candidate must be available to teach 7:45 – 9:45 a.m. Monday and Wednesday in the fall semester. There is potential to teach in the winter semester as well. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College.

Essential Job Functions
-Maintain accurate course records and submit related reports as requested.
-Effectively assess student performance.
-Create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students.
-Utilize multiple strategies to facilitate learning, i.e. small group work, workshops, etc.
-Incorporate new technologies and methods that enhance teaching and learning into his/her instructional methods.
-Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.


- Master’s degree in Spanish or Master’s degree with 18 graduate credits in Spanish required
- National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred but not required.

-Successful teaching experience preferred but not required.
-Successful teaching experience at a community college preferred but not required.
-Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
-Participation in professional development and/or continuous improvement activities in order to remain current in the field.

-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving abilities.
-Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.

Mental Demands
-An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
-An interest in teaching college-level material to high school students as part of a middle college or dual enrollment program.
-An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
-Interest in and willingness to work with changing instructional technologies used in and out of the classroom.
-Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule.
-High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
-Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
-Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.

Physical Demands
-Must have the physical capacity for lifting up to 25lbs.

Working Conditions
-Classroom environment in an academic setting.

Method of Application

To apply for this position, please visit our website at Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Please include your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Grand Rapids Community College is committed to a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment. GRCC creates an including learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, height, weight, national origin, disability, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by stated and federal law. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Mi 49503-3295.




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Posted: 12/28/2018
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time