Adjunct Instructor, Spanish

Tucson, AZ
Jun 02, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Spanish and Portuguese

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Main Campus


Modern Language 545, PO BOX 210067, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers undergraduate majors in both languages with coursework in literature, linguistics, translation and interpretation; as well as MA and PhD degrees.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese boasts one of the largest Spanish basic language programs and one of the largest Portuguese language programs in the nation, one of the most comprehensive Heritage Learner programs in the nation, an innovative suite of online courses, and ongoing study abroad programs in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Spain.
The Department of Spanish & Portuguese is seeking highly qualified candidates for multiple Adjunct Instructor positions in Spanish. The expectation of these positions is teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates should be prepared to teach elementary and intermediate level Spanish courses.
Positions are available in the Basic Language, Heritage Learners, and Online programs. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter which program(s) you are interested in and qualified for. These positions will teach beginning Aug 16, 2021 and are expected to last two semesters.
FTE will be determined by course load. These positions are not tenure track. Your teaching load may make you become eligible for benefits if you work a .50FTE or greater for 90 days or longer. As courses and loads are determined, we will notify employees should they gain benefits eligibility status. Hiring will depend on availability of funding and course enrollments.

Duties & Responsibilities:

•Teach two to four classes of Spanish to undergraduate students per semester following the department’s course syllabi
•Maintain gradebook on D2L and office hours for students
•Administer and grade assignments and exams
•Attend instructional meetings, training, and orientation
•Attend and participate in departmental events
•Other duties as assigned by the Department Head

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in Spanish
•Native or near native fluency in Spanish
•2 years teaching experience and teaching related duties experience (grading, lesson planning, course management)
•Satisfactorily completion of 1 graduate teaching methods course or a Heritage Pedagogy course

Preferred Qualifications:

•Demonstrated experience in at least two years of college (online or face-to-face) teaching experience in Spanish.
•Digital Learning Platform experience (Vista, Cengage, Pearson, etc.).
•Learning Management System Experience (D2L, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.).
•Completion of a Quality Matters workshop (online program).
•History of professional development activities for online teaching and/or course design.

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Tenure Information:

Adjunct (NTE)



Full Time/Part Time:

To be Determined

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


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Benefits Eligible:

To be Determined

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

Per Course

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Katia Bezerra, Associate Head, Spanish & Portuguese
Email: [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

For your application to be considered complete, please submit your CV and Cover Letter.
Once you've submitted your application and are selected for an interview, you will receive an email from the TALENT system requesting the contact information for your three references so that they can upload a letter on your behalf. The three professional references that you list will receive an email that will ask them to provide a letter of reference for you. Your reference letters should address your teaching qualifications and all letters must be uploaded to the TALENT system by the referee.
Positions are available in the Basic Language, Heritage Learners, and Online programs. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter which program(s) you are interested in and qualified for.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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