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Spanish/ESOL Instructor (English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Laredo College
Laredo, Texas
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide instruction and monitor teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by the Department Chairperson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, or Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs and in which the instructor has appropriate qualifications. Use up-to-date content and pedagogical skills to ensure active participation and learning by students.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, evaluate, and revise programs, courses, syllabi and objectives to ensure instructional and programmatical responsiveness to the occupational and academic needs of our students and to ensure instructional quality through the achievement of competency-based objectives.
  • Stay current with changes that occur in the discipline. Participate in department initiatives to infuse changes into curriculum. Participate in interdisciplinary discussions which are directed at improving student learning.
  • Participate in college and departmental committees and activities. Substitute for colleagues as appropriate.
  • Participate in college activities which include but are not limited to orientation, convocation, in-service, graduation, and workshops designed for growth and development.
  • Prepare and, on the first day of class, review syllabi which inform students about course requirements, grading requirements, testing assignments, absence policy, and other pertinent information for each course assigned.
  • Participate in meetings called by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean, or Department Chair for the purpose of disseminating information, providing input into the decision making process, and sharing expertise with colleagues.
  • Prepare professional development plan in consultation with the department chair; review plan an on on-going basis with the department chair; work with assigned peer/mentor.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade assignments and examinations in a timely manner to inform students about their progress and to provide opportunities which will allow students to succeed. Use multiple measures of assessment. Include opportunities for research and outside assignments.
  • Provide a safe environment for students and be responsible for the security of assigned equipment, materials, and classrooms.
  • Encourage use of support services by students. Collaborative with support services staff to ensure that appropriate information is being shared and discussed.
  • Must have ten posted office hours or the Learning Center for consultation with students.
  • Participate as a faculty advisor during the registration process and during the semester by providing accurate career counseling and guidance at time assigned by the department chair or Dean. Use the Program Degree Guide on an on-going basis to maintain current information about each student.
  • Provide appropriate information to Library staff regarding desired discipline materials.
  • Respond to requests for information from the Dean or Provost/VP of Academic Affairs Office.
  • Follow procedures related to the registration office, including grade reports and deadlines; attendance record reports; withdrawal deadlines.
  • Participate in the preparation and updating of class schedules and the LC Catalog.
  • Participate in faculty evaluations as described by the department chair and/or the Dean.
  • Serve as peer mentor when requested.
  • Follow proper procedures for requesting textbooks, instructional supplies, and expendable supplies; submit travel and absence reports on a timely basis.
  • Participate in career days for elementary and secondary school students; participate in civic activities for the purpose of communicating services provided by the College.
  • Sponsor or provide assistance with student clubs and organizations.
  • Promote the College's programs and curricula.
  • Follow the academic calendar and other policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees.
  • Use current technology to enhance effectiveness, including but not limited to computers, overhead projectors, PowerPoint, DVD/VCR equipment, and the like.
  • Will participate and assist in Institutional Effectiveness processes.

26. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs or President.

NOTICE: Required Documents

To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume and unofficial transcript(s). In addition, if a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.

  • A Master's Degree in Spanish or a Masters' degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Spanish, plus a Bachelor's Degree in English, TESOL, Bilingual Education, or Applied Linguistics.
  • Graduate coursework hours must be aligned with course learning outcomes that instructor will be teaching.
  • One year full-time teaching experience in high school, dual, college or university setting.

  • A Doctoral Degree in Spanish/Hispanic Studies plus a Bachelor's Degree in English, TESOL, Bilingual Education, or Applied Linguistics.
  • Three years full-time teaching experience in high school, dual, college or university setting.
  • ESL Language Supplement (6-12) Certificate; CELTA, TESL and/or TESOL Certificate.
  • Be knowledgeable, mature, and concerned with the academic progress of students.
  • Be cooperative and professional in dealing with college administrators, colleagues, and students.
  • Ability to operate specialized equipment, audio-visual aids and to develop lecture strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness.
  • License(s) required by accrediting agency.

Supervision Exercised

Supervision Received

English, Languages, and Cultural Studies Department Chair, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and President.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Work-inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


Required to work safely and follow safety rules.

Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.

Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions

Immediate supervisor may assign other duties.

May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed.

May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

EEO Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

Foreign Degrees

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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