Spanish Language Instructor

Adult and Graduate Programs at Goshen College seek an experienced Spanish Language Instructor to teach two nights per week throughout the academic semester. The Spanish language pilot program is available for adult learners of all levels in our community.

The Spanish language instructor is responsible for teaching Spanish classes at all levels two nights per week throughout the duration of the program. This includes 2 hours of paid classroom time and 2 hours of paid preparation time per class session. The program will run for 16 weeks per semester, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 to 8 pm, twice a year. in the fall, the semester runs from August to December, and in the spring, from January to May. In addition to the 16 weeks of class, there might be times (TBD) where instructors will need to assist with evaluations and other duties related to the program. There will also be a day before the beginning of the semester when the Spanish language pilot program team will have a meeting in preparation for the classes.

This is a part-time, hourly position that pays $20 per hour. There are 4 openings to fill for the spring semester.

Essential Functions

  • Provide thoughtful, interactive Spanish language instruction to students throughout the duration of the course
  • Support students in identifying their own personal learning objectives and making the instructional design responsive to these objectives
  • Promote motivation to lead students through successful course completion
  • Prepare two emergency lesson plans that can be used by a substitute in case the instructor cannot attend a class
  • Develop a syllabus and course calendar that address the learning objectives outlined in the curriculum.
  • Prepare and make available lesson plans that describe learning objectives and learning activities for each class session
  • Keep accurate records of attendance and homework
  • Provide support during registration and evaluation sessions as needed

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years experience teaching Spanish language
  • Certificate in teaching Spanish or related subject is preferred

Skill and Competencies

  • Have a warm, positive personality with eagerness to meet and help people
  • Be able to listen to others, process information, and communicate effectively
  • Embrace the mission, vision, and values of Goshen College

Physical Demands

Within the normal range of a class environment. Includes sitting or standing for long periods of time, climbing stairs, viewing a computer screen for long periods of time. Work involves light lifting (up to 25 pounds).

Work Environment/Environmental Condition

All of the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deem necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation . This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the discretion of the Coordinator of Community Engagement and Adult Outreach and/or the Director of Adult and Graduate Programs. Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.

The Spanish Language Instructor will report to the Coordinator of Community Engagement and Adult Outreach.

How to Apply:

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered.  Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to


Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors, and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

This job description is not intended to provide an all-inclusive listing of related job activities. The instructor may be requested by management to perform other related activities in place of or in addition to those representative activities noted in this job description. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this  job at any time.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111