Instructor of Spanish
PositionInstructor of Spanish
Division:Liberal Arts & Humanities
Department:English and Foreign Language
Reports to:Coordinator of Spanish & Chair of English and Foreign Language
The Spanish instructor is responsible for teaching Spanish language courses,
including language and culture courses using a wide variety of language
teaching methodologies and techniques while stressing speaking, listening
comprehension, and reading skills. Candidate must exude enthusiasm for
Spanish language and all aspects of culture in regions where Spanish is
spoken. S/he must also be willing to work with a diverse student body using a
student-oriented approach, teach a 5-4 load and perform other duties as
assigned. The position reports to the Spanish Language Coordinator and the
Chair of the English Department.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•Collaborates well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches,
curricular alignment, and instructional strategies.
•Ability to work with diverse and underserved students and to support all learners.
•Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of
instruction in conjunction with colleagues.
•Understands and is committed to pedagogy aligned with the American Council for
Teaching Foreign Languages' (ACTFL) World Readiness Standards for Learning
•Demonstrates ability to integrate innovative technology to support student learning.
•Attends department and university meetings and assists with overall recruitment to the
Spanish concentration and minor.
•M.A. in Spanish or master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Spanish course work; ABD
will also be considered.
•Native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English.
•Minimum two years’ experience in teaching elementary and intermediate Spanish.
•Excellent communication skills.
•Knowledge of foreign language pedagogies and the use of technologies in the language