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Spanish Language Instructor

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Spanish Language Instructor
Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks one (full time fall and ¾ winter) or two part time adjunct faculty with the ability to teach Spanish language in the context of interdisciplinary programs during fall and winter quarters, 2017-18. A major focus of the language instruction will be to support students preparing for an interdisciplinary study abroad experience in a Spanish-speaking country.

Job Expectations

Most faculty will teach in full-time, team-taught, 16-credit programs connected by a particular theme or line of inquiry. Faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 25 students/quarter, though their programs may include up to 50-75 students, depending on the size of their teaching team. This arrangement allows for in-depth, interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and the building of strong learning communities. Faculty are also responsible for advising students as they reflect on their learning process, develop a pathway of study, and formulate their own areas of concentration.


Our teaching is student-centered, which means we are interested in helping students develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaborative work. Because over 80% of our students come from underserved and marginalized groups, we are particularly invested in approaches to teaching that emphasize diversity and equity, that provide opportunities for challenge and growth, and that foster a learning environment where all are welcome and all can learn from each other.


A complete list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Three different full time programs will be supported by the one or two faculty hired to provide Spanish language support:
• Andean Roots – 8 credits fall – 2 sections of beginning Spanish
• Alternatives and Resistance to Global Capitalism: Mexico, U.S., and Beyond – 8 credits both fall and winter – 4 credits beginning and 4 credit intermediate each quarter
• Walking to Santiago – 4 credits conversational Spanish winter

Minimum Qualifications

• Demonstrated ability to teach groups of students with varying levels of fluency in Spanish, from beginners to intermediate speakers
• College-level teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduate degree in Spanish or a related field
• Experience teaching collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting
• Experience working with diverse and underserved populations

Application Instructions

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae or resume with names of 3 references and contact information
• 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today
• 1-2 page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues (more information is available on our website: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/equitydiversity)

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an innovative, public, liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity, the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions, and the pedagogical skills to support our diverse student population.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Full time/Part time Part Time
Salary Information Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1-2
Start Date Fall Quarter, 2017
Open Date 05/12/2017
Review Start Date Review of applications begins May 26, 2017. This posting may close to new application materials at any time after this date.
Special Instructions to Applicant

Do not enter your reference information on the REFERENCE page of your application, since you are attaching a list of references as one of your documents. Contact Information supplied in the list of references that you submit, rather than any information entered on the REFERENCE page for this position, will be used to request letters from referees.

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://evergreen.peopleadmin.com/postings/1508

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Where did you first learn of this position?
    • Evergreen Website
    • Evergreen Colleague/Friend
    • Colleague/Friend
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Discipline Specific Source
    • Web Search
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  4. Equity and Diversity Statement
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Document 1
  2. Document 2
  3. Document 3