Adjunct, Spanish Instructor

Drake University

Education-Teaching/Admin | Part Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 4/19/24

Job Description

Title: Adjunct, Spanish Instructor - 200052

Position Number: 200052

Unit/Department: World Languages & Culture

FTE: Part-time (Fall 2024 Semester)

Salary: $1200 per credit hour

Department Summary:

Drake University's Department of World Languages and Cultures, housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, provides opportunities to develop and enhance functional linguistic and cultural capabilities, fostering and nurturing communicative growth to prepare world citizens for the interconnected global community.

The Department supports cultural competencies and prepares students for meaningful academic, professional, and personal experiences in a variety of contexts.

To learn more about the Department, visit:

Job Summary:

The Department of World Languages & Cultures invites applications for adjunct instructors of Spanish to teach various levels of Spanish and/or medical Spanish courses.

The successful candidate will:
• Be able to teach courses of all levels of Spanish, plan and instruct curriculum, and ensure that students acquire essential skill sets and objectives stated in departmental course syllabi
• Provide meaningful and assessment-based instruction so students may be observed and evaluated
• Monitor student progress and keep grade records
• Communicate effectively with students, using appropriate technology to provide academic support
• Comply with Drake, College, and Department policies and procedures
• Maintain a positive and professional learning environment for all students

This appointment will begin on August 26, 2024. Instruction will be delivered in person from at Drake's campus. (We may consider online instruction for a strong candidate.)


• Master's Degree and language teaching experience required.
• Must have native or near-native proficiency.
• Preferred candidates will have experience in teaching Medical Spanish and interpretation courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants will be asked to complete the online application through Drake's job board and provide: a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

Have Questions?

Questions about this positions or working in the Department can be directed to Dr. Chinatsu Sazawa, Chair, Department of World Languages & Cultures at

Question about the application process, working at Drake, reasonable accommodations, benefits, or additional information about Drake or Des Moines, Iowa may be directed to Drake Human Resources. You can best reach us at

All job offers are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check, satisfactory reference checks, and proof of work authorization.

Review of Applications Begins:

Review of candidates will begin in immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For faculty positions, selection will depend on the receipt of recommendation confirming the candidate's scholarly achievements and teaching abilities and/or on the candidate's satisfactory passing of a teaching demonstration if selected for an on-campus interview. For staff positions, selection will depend upon careful review of each applicant’s references, education, and, if applicable, experience.

About Drake:
Drake University is recognized as a top private university in the Midwest. Drake is a midsize university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an increasingly diverse student body. We are deeply committed to equity and inclusion and creating a sense of belonging for all members of the campus community—faculty, staff, and students alike. More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit group of colleagues enthusiastic about preparing students to be global citizens and leaders, challenging assumptions. Drake University is not only an outstanding institution of higher learning, it is also a wonderful place to work. We are enthusiastically committed to welcoming new ideas and people into the fold, and to retaining and rewarding stellar employees.

All positions at Drake provide opportunities to contribute to Drake University’s core mission of creating an exceptional learning environment that prepares students of all backgrounds for meaningful lives and professional accomplishments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Drake:
At Drake University, we don’t just accept differences—we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our students, our employees, and our community. Drake University is proud to support an equal opportunity, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. In fact, the celebration of diversity and inclusion are embedded in our Core Values. Learn more about our DEI commitment and efforts here.

We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. If you are a member of a socially or historically underrepresented or marginalized group or you have actively demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a member of one of the equity groups identified by applicable law, we encourage you to self-identify, where requested in our online application system.

Drake University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. If you would benefit from an accommodation at any point in the recruitment process (including using our online application process), please contact Drake Human Resources (ph: 515.271.3133; e: and let us know how we can assist you.

At Drake University, we highly value a diverse, inclusive workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We stand firmly against discrimination including on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Deadline to Apply 5/20/24


2507 University Avenue

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Maureen De Armond

Deadline to Apply 5/20/24

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