Part-Time Instructor Spanish Emerson Prison Initiative

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Part-Time Instructor Spanish Emerson Prison Initiative
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The Emerson Prison Initiative ( seeks to hire a part-time instructor (advanced graduate students considered) to teach two semesters of Spanish for students who are incarcerated at MCI Concord, a men's medium security prison near Concord, MA.

EPI seeks two consecutive semesters of Spanish 101/102 language instruction, to run ideally spring 2022 and summer 2022. Spring classes meet twice per week and have one study hall staffed by a tutor/teaching assistant who can assist with course work, screen audio/additional content to support coursework, and summer classes meet three times per week and have one-two study halls per week. Ideally, we seek one part-time instructor interested in teaching both semesters, but it is possible to have two different instructors for the two semesters if required. Courses can run 8:30-10:30am, 1-3:45pm, or 6:30-8:30pm, with the exact number of sessions required based on the time slot available.

EPI is a leader in degree-granting college-in-prison programming in Massachusetts, and this teaching opportunity for non-Emerson faculty is highly unique. Incarcerated students have gained admission to EPI through a competitive process and are motivated adult learners with a range of educational backgrounds. The majority of students are Spanish 101 entry level learners, but there are also heritage speakers who would need differentiated curricula within the same classroom.

These two Spanish classes are required for EPI's Bachelor's degree in Media, Literature, and Culture, to be awarded by Emerson College. Each EPI course offers a stipend of $5,000 minus requisite deductions. Several meetings and orientations with EPI administrators will be required in advance of the courses being offered, along with a mandatory Department of Corrections orientation at MCI Concord shortly before teaching.

Applicants should submit an updated CV and cover letter including a teaching philosophy statement. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For additional questions, please write to Mneesha Gellman, Director of the Emerson Prison Initiative, at

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