Adjunct Part Time Spanish Instructor

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Job Description



  1. Teach various courses in Spanish. 
  2. Use instructional methodology appropriate to the audience and to the student (e.g., lecture, demonstration, group discussion, technology-enhanced delivery, computer-assisted delivery, and distance delivery). Must be able to explain and deliver materials in a variety of ways to meet the needs of a broad range of learning activities.
  3. Evaluate students in accordance with the criteria in the course outline and other applicable college policies and procedures.   Is responsible for turning in grades according to college policy and procedure.
    1. Create a course syllabus for each course taught which includes, but is not limited to, course outcomes, course structure, materials to be covered, grading criteria, due dates for materials, exam dates and office hours.
    2. Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, demonstrating an ability to work with others in a courteous and cooperative fashion.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education:        Master’s degree in Spanish, Linguistics, Language Acquisition, or related fields.
Experience:      A minimum of two years demonstrated college teaching experience, preferably in a community college.

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  1. Knowledge and ability to instruct various audiences, both individuals and groups, taking into account various learning modalities and methods.
  2. Knowledge of computers and ways to integrate appropriate technologies into the Spanish curriculum.
  3. Ability to use instructional delivery methods which enhance a broad public access to post secondary education.
  4. Ability to evaluate student progress both empirically and holistically and to prescribe and develop curriculum materials for individuals and classes.
  5. Ability to motivate and inspire students.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate in English with others both orally and in written form, which includes the ability to restate at various language levels, to simplify, and to use demonstrations, which relate to previous knowledge and concrete experience.
  7. Ability to use instructional delivery methods, which reflect an adult orientation.
  8. Ability to work cooperatively with department members and members of the college community in meetings and on projects.
  9. Ability to review, understand, apply and share concepts presented in training programs, conferences and/or professional literature.
  10. Willingness to teach at various hours as required.


Additional Job Information

DATE:          July 2019
STATUS:      Spanish Part Time Faculty Instructor
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Instruction and Dean of Instruction
SALARY SCHEDULE: Determined by Qualifications
INITIAL PLACEMENT: Determined by Qualifications

Southwestern Oregon Community College only accepts applications through this online application system.  We want you to be successful in applying with us.  We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline.
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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This job description is a general description of essential job functions.  It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform.  All employees of Southwestern Oregon Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Southwestern Oregon Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.
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