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Position: Lecturer - Spanish

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GG – Department not found Full-time F00009

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Department Chair, and the Dean of School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, the Lecturer - Spanish will: teach 15 credit hours of Spanish courses per semester in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college which are embodied in UVU's mission.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Design and teach an equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester in Spanish. 
  • Plan, prepare and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • Prepare instructional materials, including examinations, course outlines, syllabi's, visual aids and presentations.
  • Instruct, manage and supervise individuals and groups through lecturers, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, field trips, individualized instruction, and other appropriate methods.
  • Evaluate instruction and learning through use of written, oral and performance test.
  • Maintain a student oriented approach to education.
  • Recommend students for advancement and graduation.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
  • Establish and maintain regular office hours and advise students during office hours and well as at other times as needed.
  • Assist advisors, department chair, faculty and department staff in maintaining an effective program.
  • Improve professionally and maintain currency in the course taught and desirable classroom conditions.
  • Promote diversity on campus by serving on relevant committees, developing curriculum, and participant in relevant programs.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Must be fluent in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English, prepared in basic language teaching pedagogy, and willing and able to teach both upper and lower division courses.


Graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree in Spanish and a one year minimum of successful teaching experience at the college level.

  • Extensive knowledge of the Spanish language.
  • Knowledge in curriculum development and instructional strategies and techniques in education.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development, program development and evaluation.
  • Skills in effective human relations and communication techniques.
  • Skills in counseling, advising techniques and interpersonal. 
  • Skills in public speaking and witting with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to do appropriate field study to stay current with the latest trends in education.
  • Ability to promote and recruit students.
  • Ability to motivate, manage, and evaluate students and work effectively people.
  • 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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