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Instructor for Basic Conversational Spanish

Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri.  Harris-Stowe’s beautiful campus is minutes from the renown Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions.  Harris-Stowe’s diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.

This one-credit hour introductory course is designed to enable the student to begin speaking and writing simple Spanish phrases as well as an understanding of the language.  Emphasis will be placed on the use of Spanish words and phrases in everyday interactions and conversational settings. The class will use a variety of strategies and materials to accommodate multiple learning styles. The student should possess a working knowledge of basic computer functions and applications. This role is a part-time contracted position and is expected to be filled for the Fall 2017 Term. This course will be on-campus on Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engaging and student focused classroom instruction
  • Ability to differentiate instruction based on the instructional needs
  • Effective communication skills with students, faculty, and staff
  • Hold office hours in the Academic Resource Center (ARC)
  • Experience working with online course management systems and online homework management systems
  • Attend required Adjunct Faculty Institute and all scheduled department meetings
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of the Academic Resource Center
  • Ability to teach day or evening classes

EducationMust possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in education or related field.  Degree or certification in Spanish certification preferred but not required. Preference given to individuals with teaching experience at a community college or university in Spanish.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student population;
  • Must be a self-starter who works well in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented and culturally diverse environment;
  • Must be perceptive and patient, with strong people skills and a willingness to assist others;
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport in developing meaningful relationships with students
  • Ability to demonstrate ownership, accountability, and teamwork;
  • Ability to focus on results and to commit to excellence;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Physical Elements:
  • Extended standing is required due to proctoring exams
  • May be susceptible to eyestrain, back discomfort, and hand/wrist problems due to long periods working on a computer;
  • Occasional stress may occur from volume and deadlines;
  • Demands normal manual dexterity and visual and auditory acuity;
  • Must be mobile throughout the campus;
  • May be some walking, standing, bending or carrying light items.

Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Salary based on qualifications and experience.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three professional references online. 

This role is a part-time contracted position and is expected to be filled for the Fall 2017 Term. This course will be on-campus on Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Please submit your application and additional documents online at  Submit your application using either Chrome or Firefox when applying, as our system works most smoothly with these browsers.  Please check to ensure documents are in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .ascii, .pdf, or html.

“Please No Phone Calls” 

Due to the large number of applications submitted and the high volume of applicant inquiries we receive regarding the status of applications, we are unable to accept phone calls or walk-in inquiries regarding applicant status. 


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