Spanish Adjunct Instructor

J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College

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Posted : 2023-07-03
Position Summary

The Spanish Adjunct Instructor is responsible for the planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. They will provide competent classroom and laboratory instruction in the area of credentialed expertise. The Instructor will adhere to the general and adjunct faculty guidelines as specified by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and the Drake State Community and Technical College Personnel Handbook.

Appropriate placement of Local Salary Schedule "L" at $31.82 per contact hour

Work Hours
: Classes are taught day, evening, and weekends on the Huntsville campus. In addition, multiple forms of distance education are offered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Spanish Adjunct Instructor shall perform the duties as specified in conformity with policies established by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and the J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Faculty and Staff Handbook.
  • Plan, organize, and instruct courses via in-person and/or virtual instruction using the College's learning management system and, as appropriate, distance education tools and software
  • Deliver each class to ensure an effective learning experience
  • Submit to the Division Chair, a course plan for each course to be taught
  • Maintain a high level of competence and expertise in the teaching field or subject area
  • Incorporate current teaching techniques, subject area developments, and current technology (if applicable) into the learning experience
  • Provide classroom instruction in accordance with approved course outlines
  • Provide for effective evaluation of the learning experience of each student
  • Demonstrate effective people skills, communication skills, and work ethic (i.e. preparation and punctuality)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of the community college
  • Perform additional essential job functions that are unique to the instructor position and/or teaching field
  • Ensure learning outcomes and assessment and improvement of student learning
  • Challenge and cultivate student achievement beyond the classroom
  • Support a diverse population of learners
  • Work in a participatory and collegial setting
  • Support continuous improvement of curricula and services
  • Post and maintain student hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Keep students informed about their progress through the prompt grading and posting of daily assignments, lab assignments, quizzes, and/or exams in the College's learning management system
  • Plan each unit or lesson, as to content, method, and organization to make each class period meaningful
  • Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled
  • Teach all classes according to an approved syllabus; to keep students informed concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements
  • Hold final exams at the time scheduled in the College's semester schedule unless permission to deviate has been approved by the Division Chair and Dean of Instruction
  • Recommend textbooks, instructional materials, and on-line theory and lab curriculum, including classroom and laboratory equipment and/or trainers, to the Division Chair, Assistant Dean of Instruction, or Dean of Instruction
  • Accommodate differing student learning styles in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the College's established ADA program
  • Participate consistently in professional development related to his/her field and current trends for in-person, on-line, and hybrid instruction
  • Serve as an academic advisor to assigned students
  • Assist with registration
  • Actively promote the instructional program through recruitment, retention, success, and completion initiatives
  • Submit required reports to the appropriate administrative personnel
  • Become familiar with and comply with college policies and procedures
  • Convey college-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by college officials
  • Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records
  • Attend faculty meetings, professional development, orientation activities, and other meetings as required
  • Retain and submit documentation as requested to support accreditation efforts
  • Perform other work-related responsibilities as assigned by the Division Chair, Assistant Dean of Instruction, Dean of Instruction, and/or President

Demonstrate commitment to:
  • Student learning outcomes and assessment and improvement of student learning
  • Student retention and success
  • Challenging and cultivating student achievement beyond the classroom
  • Supporting a diverse population of learners
  • Working in a participatory and collegial setting
  • Supporting continuous improvement of curricula and services
  • Use technology and other innovative approaches to enhance the teaching/learning process
  • Post and maintain student hours in accordance with prevailing policy

Job description may be modified at any time by management.


  • Master’s Degree and (18) graduate semester hours in Spanish from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three (3) years of full-time work experience as a practitioner in field
  • Applicants who have questions about specific requirements in a particular teaching field, should contact the Dean of Instruction at 256-551-5226.

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate through their experiences and accomplishments:
  • Understanding of and a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a community and technical college
  • Sensitivity and commitment to cultural diversity
  • Ability to handle various situations in a calm and professional manner
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Commitment to teaching and learning, where recent high school graduates, adult students, and non-traditional students are involved

Application Procedures/Additional Information

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a complete application packet through the NEOED on-line application system to be considered. A complete application consists of the following:
  • An on-line application
  • Current resume
  • Copy of college transcripts (Transcript must confirm applicant meets educational requirements.)

Application materials must provide documentation that the applicant meets all minimum qualifications.

Background Check Requirement
In accordance with Alabama Community College System Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form and agree to a non-refundable fee of $17.40 for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated on this vacancy notice and must submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for this position. Complete application files must be received no later than the application deadline. Applicants who fail to submit all required information will be disqualified. Only applications received during the open period of this announcement will be considered. Applicants must travel at their own expense. Finalists will be required to provide official transcripts that are mailed directly to the Office of Human Resources at Drake State Community and Technical College from the institution(s) granting the credits.

All applicants must have an on-line and completed application packet by the deadline date. All applications received will be screened and interviews scheduled by appointment only. All applicants must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and must travel at their own expense. Applicants must demonstrate written proficiency in English as part of the on-campus interview process. Drake State Community and Technical College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security.

Drake State Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Drake State will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Drake State reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to awarding. Drake State compiles information about safety and security and publishes an annual report. This report can be found on the website by accessing the crime and safety report link. The link can be found on the Drake State home page by clicking the “About Drake State” tab and then selecting the “Campus Security Report” link. A copy can also be obtained by contacting the Director of Operations at 256-551-5210.

The College reserves the right to fill the position within (120) days of the job announcement stated closing date or to not fill the position due to budgetary or operational considerations. Further, the College reserves the right to fill more than one position in the same job classification should another vacancy occur during the search process.

Part-Time position not eligible for benefits.

Job Location
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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