Instructor of Spanish

Job description

  • 02-Jun-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Washington, PA, USA
  • Full Time
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    The Department of Modern Languages at Washington and Jefferson College is seeking applications for one full-time position for instructor of Spanish beginning in late August 2021.

    Duties and Responsibilities

      Teach three undergraduate courses at both the beginner or intermediate Spanish level per semester. Courses are taught in person, on campus, MWF. Stay current with developments in the field of Spanish Language and Culture, Second-Language Pedagogy, Second-Language Acquisition. Offer one office hour per week per hour taught. Prepare syllabi that meet department and College standards. Prepare meaningful classroom experiences, which include a variety of pedagogical strategies, including lectures, discussion, tests and exams. Design, administer, and grade examinations. Submit grades, schedules and syllabi in a timely fashion. Reply to emails from students, the Department of Modern Languages faculty, and the office of Academic Affairs regularly.

      Applicants should hold an MA or a higher degree in Spanish Literature or Culture (with training in Second-Language Pedagogy, Second-Language Acquisition), Second Language Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field.

      Multiple years of experience in teaching Spanish at an undergraduate institution in the U.S.

      Must have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and demonstrate a native or near-native proficiency in English, both written and spoken. Must be able to work closely with the supervisor while managing the courses independently. Must have excellent communication skills (oral and written), and cross-cultural skills. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Must have expertise in the use of instructional technology and communicative, proficiency-based, teaching methodologies. Must have the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.


      cover lettercurriculum vitaelist of at least three recent academic referencesstatement of teaching philosophycopy of at least one set of official student evaluations from Spanish courses taught between January 2019 and today
    Supervisory Duties

    This position does not require any supervisory duties.


    The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

    Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/4/2021
    Application Due: 9/2/2021
    Work Type: Full Time