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Part-Time Instructors for Spanish

Company:
Dixie State University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Category:
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Salary: See Position Description

Location: St. George, UT

Job Type: Part-Time Instructor

Division: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Job Number: 22GAD921-2

Position Announcement

This is a job announcement for specific part-time instructor needs in the Dixie State University (DSU) Spanish Program forFall Semester 2021. The department specifically needs instructors to teach upper division Spanish classes in their Spanish Dual Immersion Bridge Program, which is designed as an advanced language pathway for high school students who have passed the AP Language and Culture exam. Three sections of this course will be offered at two area high schools in Washington County (divided in two semesters), all taught face-to-face, and the instructor will collaboratively partner with the high school instructor(s) for lesson delivery and assessment. The instructor's schedule and academic calendar will be tied to the high school's schedules. Teaching schedules will be coordinated between the high school locations, and the instructor must drive between locations on instructional days.

In addition, instructors are also needed to teach lower division Spanish class on the DSU main campus. Applicants may teach for both the Dual Immersion Bridge Program and on the DSU main campus, provided they don't teach more than 10 workload credits per academic semester.

Descriptions of courses within the department is found online athttps://catalog.dixie.edu/courses/span/; information about the program can be found online at https://humanities.dixie.edu/foreign-languages-program/spanish-program/.

Responsibilities
  • Teach face-to-face courses inSpanish Dual Immersion Bridge Program and/or on the DSU main campus, under the direction of the History, Humanities & Modern Languages Department Chair.
  • Collaboratively work with the high school instructor for lesson delivery and assessment on Dual Immersion Bridge Program courses.
  • Hold office hour and meet with students enrolled in assigned courses.
  • Attend and/or complete required trainings by the University (usually assigned in your first semester teaching, then annually thereafter), as well as completing any additional trainings, as needed and determined by the department.
  • Abide by all applicable executive orders, federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, as well as University policies and procedures relating to part-time instructors and general campus employment.
Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Spanish required; Ph.D. in Spanish preferred.
  • Native or near-native fluency, with an Oral Proficiency Interview test rating of Advanced-High or higher in Spanish required.
  • Must be able to teach face-to-face classes in Washington County, Utah.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of course content required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively teach students with varied academic and cultural backgrounds, using a variety of instructional methods and apply best practices in the discipline.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups.
  • Ability to use student-centered instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Ability to motivate students and competently evaluate student progress and achievement.
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Part-time instructor position, paid at $800 per credit hour. The bridge courses are a fixed $3,000 per section (three sections total per academic year, divided over two semesters), while traditional on-campus lower-division Spanish classes are 4 workload credits each. Maximum of 10 workload credits per semester, as assigned by Department Chair. Employment governed by University Policies631 and 638, and comes with free access to Employee Assistance Program thruBlomquist-Hale andHPC Fitness Center/Recreation facilities on-campus; no other benefits. Fall Semester 2021 starts on Monday, August 23.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications are reviewed upon receipt. To apply, please submit the following to Dr. Lucia Taylor (lucia.taylor@dixie.edu),Department Chair of History, Humanities and Modern Languages: ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating a student-centered active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@dixie.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco -titleix@dixie.edu, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Benefits

No benefits offered with this position.
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