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Foreign Language Instructor

Position Deleted on 4/11/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Polkton and Monroe, NC
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Foreign Languages & Literatures
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Position Overview
The Foreign Language Instructor provides quality learning opportunities that assist students in all curriculum programs in meeting their educational goals and career aspirations. This individual has responsibility for teaching, learning, curriculum development, student learning assessment, advising, professional development, institutional service, and community relations.

This is a 9-month, full-time position in Arts & Sciences. The salary will be in accordance with the South Piedmont Community College salary schedule. A full benefits package is included with the contract.

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Spanish OR a Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Spanish
  • Teaching experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications
Preferred Qualifications
  • An additional 18 graduate hours in one or more of the following languages: French, German, or Chinese
  • One academic year of full-time teaching experience or a part-time teaching equivalent at the college level
  • Familiarity with a course management system such as Moodle
  • Experience teaching web-enhanced, blended/hybrid, and online classes
  • Experience with learning outcomes assessment
  • Demonstrated innovation in teaching
  • Effective problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills
  • Evidence of a career that includes:
o flexibility and a willingness to change
o open-mindedness, fairness and the ability to see multiple perspectives
o a willingness to take risks
o a willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth

Position Expectations
  • Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College's mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
  • Develop learning strategies and curriculum that will promote successful teaching and learning in a learning-centered environment
  • Facilitate learning through classroom activities, distance learning experiences, workforce development, and out-of-classroom activities
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement planning through the assessment of learning outcomes at the course and program levels
  • Select and use appropriate learning materials and resources, including textbooks, library resources, equipment, and supplies to enhance learning and to maintain program currency
  • Stay current with developments in the field of technology and learning theory
  • Implement long- and short-range plans in accordance with the philosophy of a learning-centered college
  • Participate in institutional, advisory, and program/instruction committees, campus activities, and representation of the college in the community
  • Participate in community events with appropriate community stakeholders in support of program and college improvement when assigned.
  • Participate in program reviews and institutional effectiveness efforts as assigned
  • Continue professional development for the improvement of self and the program to meet the needs of a learning-centered college
  • Provide timely communication with and accessibility to students and colleagues as expected in a learning-centered college
  • Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties), or in a corrections setting (Anson county)
  • Accept teaching assignments scheduled during the day, evening, weekends, or online
  • Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities
  • Participate in or support the mentoring process, the SPCC Foundation, and grant identification, preparation, implementation, and evaluation
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, the dean, or the Vice President
Application Procedures
To be considered for this position, the following materials must be submitted with the application packet. Applications will not be considered without a complete packet.
  • A letter of intent addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications
  • A complete and comprehensive résumé of educational and professional qualifications for this position
  • A completed South Piedmont Community College Application for Employment
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (student, peer, or supervisor feedback)
  • Copies of ALL college transcripts, licenses, certifications, and registrations showing all academic work, conferred degree(s), and specialty certifications. Transcripts must show degree earned and date conferred. Degrees and hours must be from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Applicants selected for the interview process will be required to do a 10-to-15 minute presentation on a selected topic.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a South Piedmont Community College application, the complete job description, and other requirements go to or contact us at:

South Piedmont Community College
Human Resources Office
PO Box 126
Polkton, NC 28135

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