Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Hood College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023

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.

Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • 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 material;
  • Instructs students in course content, manages classroom interactions and establishes and maintains a climate that encourages learning;
  • 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

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Spanish by the time of hire required. Candidates with some teaching experience with undergraduates preferred.

Technology Skills

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.

Language Skills

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.

Mathematical Skills

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 programs.

Reasoning Ability

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.

To Apply

We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a résumé and three professional references.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email 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 Employer

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

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