Spanish Adjunct Instructor

Position summary:

Washington State University Vancouver is seeking applicants for an adjunct faculty member to teach two, 1-credit Spanish conversation courses for the Fall 2020 semester (August 24-December 11).  Some content development required, in collaboration with departmental leadership; orientation and model lesson plans to be provided.


Spanish 105/205-305 – Beginning/Intermediate Conversation.  1 credit hour for each of 105 and 205-305 (blended section).  105 meets Tu, 2:50-3:40.  205-305 meets Tu, 12-12:50.  Structured conversational practice for students enrolled in a “core” Spanish course (e.g., Spanish 101, 203, 308).  Courses are attendance-based (will be distance-taught in Fall 2020) and graded pass-fail. 

Enrollment:  10-12 students.

Using the syllabus of the core Spanish course(s) as a guide, instructor develops conversational (speaking/listening) activities that incorporate the current vocabulary and grammar unit, as well as activities and topics in which students may express interest, including culture, history, and music.  205-305 combined section requires creative and differentiated lesson planning to accommodate students at different levels.

Minimum requirements:

Required: Candidates must possess at least a Master’s degree in Spanish, or be a native or heritage speaker of the language with an MS/MA in any field. Documented experience successfully teaching Spanish to beginning students. Ability to utilize instructional technologies, learning management systems (Blackboard), internet resources, and other appropriate media in instruction. Comfort with distance instruction (such as Zoom or other platform). Availability to instruct both sections.

Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Total salary for both courses: $2026 (MA/MS degree) or $2122 (MFA/PhD degree).
To apply:

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled, but no decisions will be made before July 1st, 2020.

Interested applicants should send the following items via email to:  Julie Points at

1) a cover letter discussing training and experience as related to the required qualifications (particularly the distance component),

2) curriculum vitae,

3) unofficial graduate transcripts,

4) evaluations of recent teaching performance (such as course evaluation report summaries or a letter of recommendation from a former teaching supervisor), and

5) names of three references (one may be a former student)

Additional information about Washington State University Vancouver is available at

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