Adjunct Faculty, Spanish

Job description

The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver offers programs in nine modern languages, including majors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, minors in those languages plus Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, and electives in Arabic and classical Greek.

Spanish is the department's largest program with 17 full-time faculty. The program offers language courses from the introductory to the advanced levels as well as advanced interdisciplinary thematic courses in Latino, Latin American, and Iberian literature and culture. Spanish faculty also contribute to general education courses in English.

The Department of Languages and Literatures is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

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 in the 2019-20 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 may teach up to a maximum of six courses over three academic quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring). This posting will serve for multiple openings.

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
  • Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Language Program Coordinator

Required Qualifications

  • MA in Spanish, education, linguistics, or a closely related field
  • Experience teaching Spanish at the college or university level (substantiated by letters of recommendation)
  • Superior proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Experience or commitment to Inclusive Excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to engage diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more academic years of teaching Spanish at the college or university level with proven excellence and effectiveness.
  • Experience working in multi-section coordinated courses
  • Experience and accomplishments in active support of diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Familiarity with ACTFL standards-based teaching and assessment

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter addressing your commitment to Inclusive Excellence(IE) in the classroom. To read more about DU's commitment to IE please follow this link:
  2. C.V.
  3. Names and email addresses of three references
  4. Evidence of excellence in Spanish language instruction, for instance: Syllabi and sample lesson plan for elementary and/or intermediate language courses, proposed or actual; unedited teaching video clip (maximum 15 min.) of a first- or second-year language class.

For non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in applying and who will need immigration sponsorship for this position, please contact Abby Montgomery, Recruiter in DU Shared Services at [email protected]

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: 492651
Posted: 8/23/2019
Application Due: 10/22/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable