Instructor, Spanish

Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield, Illinois
Commensurate with experience

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time

Months Worked Per Year


Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, other times including evening and weekend as needed. Assigned courses and associated class meeting times vary each semester.

Job Description Summary

Full-time, tenure-track, 9-month instructor to teach Spanish courses starting Fall 2022. Teaching load will consist of Spanish courses in a variety of delivery modalities and course length. Courses are offered on the LLCC main campus in Springfield, IL and Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, IL, Taylorville, IL and Litchfield, IL.

Duties will include teaching 15 contact hours per semester of assigned classes, preparing lessons and course syllabi; evaluating and assisting students; keeping accurate records of student performance (following grading procedures; providing students with timely feedback); maintaining office hours; participating in departmental/institutional operations and program review; creating a learning environment that fosters student success; developing, integrating, evaluating and reviewing student learning outcomes in support of the College’s ongoing accreditation; and contributing to a collegial and collaborative work environment.

The Arts and Communication Department consists of a Dean, eleven full-time faculty members and one administrative assistant. The Department offers a variety of transfer and professional courses and programming for students seeking degrees in Art, Communication, Design (Graphic Design, Digital Media etc.), Music and World Languages.

As a faculty member at LLCC, you can look forward to working at an institution that values teaching and learning, supports faculty development, and encourages innovation and excellence. Full-time faculty members teach 15 credit hours for load each fall and spring semester with small class sizes and the potential to teach additional courses during the summer term. LLCC employs face-to-face, online, hybrid, and remote instructional modalities and offers courses in 16-week and 8- week formats. In addition to a competitive salary schedule, benefits include 22 paid holidays a year, including 2 weeks at the end of the calendar year and one week in March for mid-semester break; summer teaching is optional; 2 personal days; and 15 sick days. LLCC faculty, their spouse and qualified dependent children are eligible to use the tuition waiver on credited courses.

View all the benefits our employees have on our website.

Faculty salaries are determined by education level and experience. Below are the salary ranges for each level of education. Placement within the range will be determined by experience.
Masters $45,896 – $67,903
Masters +15 $48,193 – $71,298
Masters +30 $50,602 – $74,864
Masters +45 $53,131 – $78,607
Doctorate $55,786 – $82,537

Opportunities exist for overload and summer teaching assignments.

Job Duties

  • Deliver instruction and maintain curriculum
  • Teach/conduct assigned classes, labs, and internships.
  • Prepare lessons and provide course syllabus for courses taught.
  • Create a learning environment that fosters student success.
  • Develop, integrate, evaluate, and assess student learning outcomes in support of the College’s ongoing accreditation.
  • Participate in developing and reviewing curricula and instructional methods and with the articulation of courses as necessary.
  • Consult with advisory committee(s) if appropriate for program/curriculum.
  • Evaluate and assist students
  • Keep accurate records of student performance including following grading procedures as outlined in the relevant course syllabus.
  • Provide students with timely feedback.
  • Maintain office hours consistent with Section 8.3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Comply with registration/records procedures
  • Coordinate all levels of Spanish and all World Languages
  • Working with and coordinating dual credit courses/faculty
  • Creative and innovative strategies/pedagogies for language instruction
  • Participate in professional development
  • Remain current in one’s discipline.
  • Participate in professional growth activities.
  • Participate in departmental/institutional operations
  • Contribute to a collegial and collaborative work environment.
  • Participate in program review.
  • Annually participate in program review and academic assessment activities.
  • Apply rubric(s) (program or degree, as relevant to discipline) to at least one course assignment, activity, or assessment.
  • Compile and submit resultant assessment data as prescribed by Academic Assessment Team.
  • Respond to aggregated data in discipline and department meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Spanish or a related field, with 18 graduate semester hours in Spanish
  • Native or near-native command of Spanish and English
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer and technology skills appropriate to the discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching communication at a community college
  • Experience in assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Formal or informal training in pedagogy for higher education
  • Experience teaching students from a wide spectrum of ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, including high school students enrolled in dual credit classes
  • Experience teaching Online and Hybrid modalities

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and drug-screen.

Position Salary

Starting salary is determined by education level and experience and will be between $45,896 and $82,537.

Last Day to Apply

January 9, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be open until filled; however, for guaranteed consideration, applications must be submitted on or before January 9, 2022. First round interviews will be conducted virtually February 2022. Second round interviews will be in-person on our campus in Springfield, IL starting in mid March 2022.

Transcripts are required for this position and should be uploaded to your application along with a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Online student records will not be accepted. For any courses on your transcripts, which may have vague or obscure titles, please provide an annotated list with a brief (one-phrase) description of the content covered in each such course.

Please redact (black out) any personal information such as age, gender and Social Security Number from your transcripts or other documents you intend to share with us before you upload them to your application.

If you do not have transcripts to upload at the time of submission, please mail them to the address below and instead upload a Word document as your transcripts that indicates you will have transcripts sent directly to us. Please contact the Human Resources office at 217-786-2752 if you have any questions.

Human Resources
Lincoln Land Community College
P.O. Box 19256
Springfield, IL 62794

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
1.) Cover Letter
2.) Curriculum Vitae
3.) Transcripts

Optional Documents
1.) Certifications/Licenses
2.) Quality Matters© (QM) Certification
3.) Transcripts 2
4.) Transcripts 3
5.) Miscellaneous 1

Applicant Special Instructions

Please provide the names of three people with whom you have worked or trained who have knowledge of your work-related abilities. Relatives are not acceptable references. These individuals will be sent an email (immediately after you submit your application) and be asked to answer a few brief questions about you. Please advise your references that the email will come from [email protected]

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