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Assistant Professor Spanish (SPAN)

Central New Mexico Community College
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

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Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Based on Qualifications and ExperienceCompensation Type:

SalaryEmployment Type:

RegularScheduled Weekly Hours:




Position Summary

Teaches 30 pay hours per year of assigned classes and performs instructional duties in diverse learning environments. Responsibilities will include designing and preparing course assignments and assessments both in class and online, grading and tracking student work, and assessing student placement. Maintaining scheduled office hours, meeting with students and providing academic advisement to students in the Spanish and related areas. Provides mentoring and guidance to adjunct faculty and assist with student conferences.

It is expected that faculty maintain current professional standards and practices, as well as attend committee/department meetings, and support the mission of SFCC and the School of Liberal Arts. Must be committed to serving a diverse college community.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to work on-site at Santa Fe Community College.Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teaches up to 15 pay hours each semester (fall and spring semesters)/30 pay hours per year;

  • Provides classroom and online instruction in Spanish.

  • Conducts assigned classes in accordance with approved course syllabi;

  • Creates and maintains effective, student-centered, learning environments;

  • Advises students concerning academic achievement and learning goals; assists students with enrollment, registration and navigating systems;

  • Works with Counseling/Accessibility Services and the Tutoring Center, making referrals as necessary;

  • Acquaints students with course content, requirements, grading procedures, and attendance policy;

  • Maintains student records regarding grades, coursework, degree plans and petitions to graduate;

  • Maintains and submits up-to-date course outlines, syllabi and assessment materials;

  • Submits required reports by deadlines;

  • Seeks ways to improve instruction, keeping abreast of professional education developments;

  • Maintains approved schedule of office hours;

  • Participates in curriculum development;

  • Creates curriculum and assessment instruments employing multiple assessment techniques;

  • Integrates appropriate technology and diversity throughout the curriculum;

  • Develops and selects materials and methods for faculty to use in teaching and assessing courses;

  • Assists in the choice of textbooks and other instructional materials that are appropriate to the course syllabi;

  • Participates in faculty, department, School, college-wide and other meetings and functions; serves on college committees; and attends and supports college activities;

  • Promotes program within SFCC and to the community;

  • Works with the Office of Recruitment and Outreach to promote SFCC programs;

  • Serves as the coordinator of program advisory committee;

  • Works with businesses and related industries in the Santa Fe area to develop strong relationships, career paths initiatives, internships and workforce development;

  • Manages student internships and/or co-ops;

  • Mentors and observes faculty;

  • Collaborates with other faculty and staff in the School and across the college; and assumes special duties assigned by the Dean and/or Associate Dean of the School and/or designated representatives.

Although the above are typical of the duties and responsibilities normally performed, additional duties and responsibilities requiring the same or lesser skills, knowledge and dexterity may be required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Current and demonstrated knowledge in applicable course content.

Knowledge of current teaching methodologies and practices, such as cooperative learning, service-learning, traditional and alternative assessment; in person, on-line, blended and HyFlex course delivery; diverse learning styles; evaluation methodologies; record keeping; and of curriculum design and planning. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Skill in problem-solving, time management, computer use, listening, and critical thinking.

Must have sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, special needs, and ethnic backgrounds of college students. Ability to communicate information and ideas, speak clearly, and work with students with learning differences and disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Spanish Language, Literature, Linguistics, or a closely related field, including at least 18 graduate credits in Spanish.

  • Two (2) years of teaching experience.

  • Five (5) years experience in a Spanish teaching-related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two (2) years experience teaching in a post-secondary or college setting.

  • Teaching experience in a community college setting.

  • Five (5) or more years of teaching experience

  • Experience in curriculum development, assessment, online and technology-enriched teaching and student advising.

  • Experience in teacher mentoring and a strong record of continuing professional development.

  • Experience teaching in a multicultural setting.

Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Approximate percentages of other activities:

  • Standing 40%

  • Walking 20%

  • Sitting 40%

  • Driving 0%

Best Consideration Date: 03/04/2024

Instructions to Applicants:

Please add the following documents to your application in the "Resume Drop Box" section of your application:

  • CV/ Resume

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Cover Letter

  • Teaching Philosophy

Notice of Background Check and Education Verification:

All offers for employment with Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Some positions may require further educational verification to ensure compliance with our accreditation standards.

Additional Comments to Applicants:

Applications are disqualified in the first level of review if they do not meet all Minimum Qualifications listed in this job posting. (Years of experience are calculated based upon numbers of hours worked per week. Example: 2 years of experience working 20 hours per week equals 1 year of experience.) Relevant experience pertains to Minimum Qualifications, Job Summary/Basic Function, and Preferred Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities described in this job posting. ASSUMPTIONS ARE NOT MADE at any level of SFCC’s Hiring Process if information presented in the application material does not clearly address the Minimum Qualifications, Job Summary/Basic Function, and Preferred Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Number of pages of application material will not negatively/positively affect your application, however, LACK OF DETAIL may.

Diversity Statement:

As Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) neighbors ancient Pueblo lands, and is a Sanctuary campus in a Sanctuary city, SFCC is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified and richly diverse faculty and staff. Our students need a community to teach and support them and that represents their diversity. SFCC strives to make our campus a place of safety, inclusion and equity where all individuals from all diverse backgrounds feel welcomed, nurtured and valued. At the heart of SFCC’s mission – Empower Students, Strengthen Community. Empoderar a los Estudiantes, Fortalecer a la Comunidad – is a commitment and promise that higher education and opportunity should be open to everyone in our community and to fostering a climate where students can be who they want to be. A place where all within our community belong. A place where you are seen, a place where you are valued, a place where you are respected, a place where you are appreciated. Come join our community!

EEO Statement:

As an EEO employer, Santa Fe Community College will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, serious medical condition or status as a protected veteran or spousal affiliation. Santa Fe Community College hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

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