Under the general direction of the Chair of the Department of
Global Languages and Cultures, this is a year appointment for a
Visiting Professor of Spanish teaching position, beginning August
2023 and ending July 2024. The incumbent is expected to teach 21
credits for the year.
include the following. Other duties may be
- Teaches undergraduate courses in Spanish language, literature,
and culture for a total of 21 credits;
- Works together and oversees Spanish language assistant(s) who
help instruct beginning Spanish classes;
- Plans and designs syllabi, assignments, and assessments for
each course to meet Hood College and department requirements;
- Presents lectures on topics appropriate to course
- Instructs students in course content, manages classroom
interactions and establishes and maintains a climate that
- Maintains weekly office hours, and out of class contact with
students as appropriate;
- Determines grades for assignments and for overall achievement
in class. Provides appropriate documentation of grades and assesses
scores as required;
- Other job-related duties as assigned.
We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in
all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills
and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across
campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered,
liberal arts institution.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A Ph.D. in Spanish by the time of hire required. Candidates with
some teaching experience with undergraduates preferred.
Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to learn new applications
quickly including organization-wide information systems and
department-specific software applications.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to
effectively provide information and positively respond to questions
from both external and internal customers both in person and by
phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Proficient with statistical and financial concepts. Must have the
ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal
setting and interpreting reports. Must be able to draw conclusions
from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work
independently and as a member of a group in developing and
executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and
apply logic as appropriate.
We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic
application which requires submission of a résumé and three
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please
email email@example.com or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and
subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible
to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race,
color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability,
religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or
treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or
activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding
reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students.
Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should
be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae
Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301)
696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s
nondiscrimination policy, please visit