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Position: Assistant Professor - Spanish

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GG – Department not found Full-time A98073

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Assistant Professor of Spanish will teach 12 credit hours of Spanish courses per semester. Courses can be upper or lower division, as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach upper and lower division courses in Spanish while maintaining desirable classroom conditions and a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • Prepare instructional materials (i.e., exams, visual aids, course outlines, syllabi, and instruction sheets) as necessary.
  • Instruct, manage, and supervise individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods: demonstration, discussion, visual aids, lectures, field trips, individualized instruction, on-line instruction, and other appropriate instructional methods. Supervise extracurricular activities as assigned.
  • Evaluate instruction and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance tests.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Establish and maintain office hours. Assist in student recruitment, advisement, and placement. Recommend students for advancement and graduation.
  • Assist adviser, department chair, program coordinator, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program. Serve on committees and attend faculty and other meetings as assigned.
  • Submit requisitions to receive supplies, and equipment necessary for coursework.
  • Maintain professional currency by participating in certification, travel, research, conference attendance, and other professional activity.
  • Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A

Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate in Spanish, or have advanced ABD status. Candidates must be prepared in basic language teaching pedagogy and be willing and able to teach both lower and upper division courses. Must have native command of both Spanish and English, and two years of college or university teaching experience (or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content of classes to be taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques and current trends in education.
  • Knowledge of student management, motivation, and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of evaluation of instruction as well as curriculum development.
  • Knowledge in student recruitment and public speaking.
  • Skill in effective human relations skills and communication techniques.
  • Skill in appropriate field of study and counseling and advising techniques.  
  • Skill in report writing.
  • Ability to apply effectively general principles to specific conditions.
  • Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions.


This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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