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Job Details
Company Name : Salt Lake Community College
Company Location : Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Job Position : Adjunct, World Languages
Job Category : Jobs in Utah

Job Description :

Teach World Language courses at the beginning and/or intermediate college level for the Humanities & Languages Division of Salt Lake Community College.

Languages currently taught include Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Nahuatl, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese. We are especially interested in applications from qualified instructors of Korean with experience teaching novice-level language learners.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1) Becomes familiar with and follows the current course curriculum outlines, and engages in accepted best pedagogical practices to maximize student learning.

2) Collaborates with the course lead/mentor and other instructors to ensure consistency in course syllabi, pedagogy, assignments, ePortfolio work, testing, grading, and so forth.

3) Supports the College’s mission, vision, and values by incorporating appropriate cultural material representing a broad variety of ethnicities, national origins, socioeconomic groups and other identities, in additional to using inclusive pedagogical practices in the classroom.

4) Prepares and administers student assessments. Provides appropriate and timely feedback.

5) Maintains accurate and complete student attendance records (for Financial Aid and Department purposes), grades, and other classroom documentation as applicable. Grades must be maintained on the College’s learning management system.

6) Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.

7) Becomes familiar with, and abides by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.

8) Provides ADA accommodations as requested.

9) Completes required department paperwork on time.

10) Completes/attends required College, department, and program trainings; participates where possible in other trainings, as appropriate.

11) Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints, and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 business days).

12) Meets with course mentor and/or the hiring supervisor as needed.

13) Works closely with department peers and administrator to understand processes and procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher.

14) Creates an effective, supportive learning environment for students regardless of delivery method.

15) Teaches courses consistent with department procedures, appropriate Course Curriculum Outline (CCO) and catalog description.

16) Provides each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting that complies with department procedure and the CCO

17) Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment.

18) Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.

19) Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure.

20) Completes all required employee trainings in a timely fashion.

21) Knows and follows FERPA guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

22) Becomes familiar with, and abides by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.

23) Maintains professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

24) Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.

25) Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards.

26) Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines

27) Maintains professional and collegial behavior

Preferred Qualifications

1) M.A. or Ph.D. in the target language (literature or culture), or a related language degree.

2) Native level of fluency in the target language, or a ranking of Advanced-Mid or higher as scored by an official Oral Proficiency Interview of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Adjuncts hired to teach CLAC or other bridge courses are required to demonstrate proficiency of Advanced High or higher.

3) Two or more years of experience teaching beginning and intermediate language at the college level.

4) Training in foreign language pedagogy and knowledge of best practices.

5) Skilled in the use of Canvas or other learning management systems.

6) Knowledge of and experience in computer assisted learning, and in online language instructional methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications

1) M.A. or Ph.D. in the target language (literature or culture), or a related language degree.

2) Native or advanced level of fluency in the target language.

3) Native or near-native level of fluency in English.

4) One year of experience teaching beginning or intermediate language at the college level.

5) Training in foreign language pedagogy and knowledge of best practices.

6) ESL instructors should apply to the ESL program, part of the School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties.

7) At this time language adjuncts are not assigned online classes. Local residency is therefore expected.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
  • Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties Special Instructions

This is a pooled position. The department reviews applications as positions become available.

1. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States.

2. In accordance with SLCC policy, adjunct positions are offered on a semester by semester basis with no guarantee of continued employment.

3. Official transcripts are required for those who are offered employment within 30 days of hire.

4. In accordance with Board of Regents policy, SLCC’s Human Resources will conduct a criminal background check on instructors if concurrent enrollment (K-12) students are assigned to classes.

FLSA Exempt SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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