Assistant Professor of Spanish

Southwest Minnesota State University

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Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Academic and Student Affairs

College of Arts, Letters and Sciences

English, Philosophy, Spanish and Humanities

Marshall, MN


Full/Part Time
Part Time


Employment Condition
Fixed Term

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Per Credit

Bargaining Unit/Plan
209, IFO

Job Description
This fixed-term assistant professor position’s primary duty will be mentoring concurrent enrollment instructors (high school teachers) in the Spanish College Now dual credit program. Mentoring responsibilities include maintaining communications with high school, department, and College Now personnel; reviewing syllabi; conducting assessment to insure rigor and quality of the program; conducting site visits; and offering assistance to teachers to improve their teaching of Spanish language and culture. The position may also teach introductory Spanish courses for the English, Philosophy, Spanish, and Humanities Department as needed and other courses as appropriate according to applicant’s qualifications. Instructors must follow programmatic standards in courses they teach and mentor and work from a common curriculum developed by the department. Instructors should be available to students and mentees outside of class time. The person in this position will also support the on-campus Spanish program through advising and engaging in service to the university and community. This position will be 66-80% of a full-time load (approximately 15-18 credits depending on need). Preference will be given to applicants who can teach classes on campus in Marshall, Minnesota and travel to concurrent enrollment sites in Minnesota.

Required Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in Spanish or related field.
  • Applicant must be a native or near-native speaker of Spanish.
  • Applicants must be able to travel to on-site visits within the state of Minnesota.
  • Applicants should have a documented commitment to excellence in teaching, a student-centered approach to teaching, and a commitment to growing the Spanish program.
  • Applicants should be able to work productively and collegially with a variety of stakeholders, including students, faculty, and administrators.
  • SMSU is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.

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Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall (pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The position is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, dynamic and growing institution that is searching for exceptionally talented people.

Benefits Info

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer. SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208. For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request.
Job Location
Marshall, Minnesota, United States
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