Adjunct Faculty, Spanish at University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

The Center for World Languages and Cultures promotes engaged learning, teaching, and practice of the world's languages and cultures; integrates languages and cultures into all disciplines and fields of study; and builds and supports interculturally competent communities through the exploration and experience of languages and cultures at the University of Denver with its local and global communities and partners. Housed in the CWLC, the first-year language program offers study in ten languages and aids the students to experience the world through the lens of an acquired language, and understand cultures - another's and their own - from a position different to their primary language and cultural identification. The linguistic contribution to intercultural competency - that is to say, understanding another culture in the language of that culture and not just through the translations and perspectives of a mother-tongue and culture - is integral to achieving personal, social, and professional successes in a multi-cultural and global future.

The Center for World Languages and Cultures is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Position Summary

The Center for World Languages and Cultures at the University of Denver seeks to hire adjunct faculty in Spanish, from an applicant pool for the academic year of 2021/2022. Adjunct faculty will teach 4 credit-courses for the first-year language program in Spanish: SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, and SPAN 1003.

Usual teaching load is 1-3 sections of the same course per quarter based on candidate's availability and departmental needs. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience in teaching the first-year language program, versatility in inclusive pedagogy, and proficiency in communicative, task-based teaching methods.

Essential Functions

Job requirements for undergraduate classes include teaching a 10-week course on campus in 4 sessions of 50 minutes each per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, creating lesson plans, holding weekly office hours (either on campus or potentially virtually via Zoom video-conferencing depending on circumstances), collaborating with colleagues on exam creation, evaluating homework, quizzes, and exams, and participating in group meetings and training led by the First Year Language Program Spanish Coordinator.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or ABD in Spanish Linguistics, in Second Language Acquisition with a focus on Spanish, or in Spanish language, literatures, and cultures. Closely related fields will be given consideration as well.
  • 1-2 years of previous teaching experience in Spanish in the United States (e.g. Teaching Assistant as an "instructor of record" with grading responsibilities).
  • Evidence of a commitment to incorporate teaching methods to engage diverse student populations effectively.
  • Experience or willingness to learn course management systems such as Canvas.
  • Availability to teach classes "face-to-face" in physical classrooms at the University of Denver.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics, in Second Language Acquisition with a focus on Spanish, or in Spanish language, literatures, and cultures. Closely related fields will be given consideration as well.
  • 3-5 years previous experience teaching a university-level course as the primary instructor, especially with courses from the first-year language sequence.
  • Experience interacting with and effectively teaching diverse communities of students.
  • Experience working in a team, or under leadership of a coordinator.
  • Experience managing a course via Canvas.

Work Schedule

10-week sessions with classes held on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Course Rate

The standard pay for one 4-credit course during the 2021-2022 academic year is $4,233.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open throughout the academic year and applications will be pulled and reviewed as necessary. Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible for a January 2022 start.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • C.V.,
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Lesson plan for a first-year Spanish language course.
  • Response to a question on inclusive excellence in the online application.
  • Strongly recommended but not required: Link to a video teaching demo or file of a video teaching demo (face-to-face or online).

  • The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see

    All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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