Instructor, Spanish

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time




School:

History and Foreign Languages



Position Description:

Full-time, non-tenure track, 9-month renewable contract to begin August 2021. Duties: Responsible for teaching Spanish courses at the introductory and senior level, assisting with curriculum development and revision, advising and mentoring Spanish majors, and participating in departmental recruiting and student engagement initiatives. Qualifications: M.A. in Spanish. Evidence of good teaching is required. Preference may be given to applicants with ability to teach French courses at the introductory level.



Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for teaching undergraduate level courses in Spanish
  • Responsible for curriculum and program development, advisement, professional development activities
  • Develops and implements a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS accreditation, and state study and curriculum guides
  • Assesses student’s abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement
  • Assesses student’s abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement
  • Serves as advisor and mentor for students
  • Manages the behaviors of learners in the classroom and participates in the management of student behavior in other parts of the campus, in order to provide a general environment conducive to the learning process
  • Plans and employs a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities which are compatible with the physical facility but serves the needs and capabilities of the students
  • Communicates continually to students (either in writing or verbally) in regards to instructional expectations, student progress or lack of progress
  • Responsible for recoding students’ attendance and keeps attendance registers, according to JSU policy
  • Actively participates in and works with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods and curriculum
  • Exhibits a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service
  • Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports
  • Ensures that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful and safe and generally conducive to learning


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A in Spanish
  • Evidence of good teaching ability.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference may be given to applicants with ability to teach French courses at the introductory level.


Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume (CV)
  • Unofficial Transcript (Official transcripts will be required for final round interviews)
  • Teaching Philosophy


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