Adjunct Faculty for Online Beginning Spanish


Nebraska Wesleyan University is seeking applicants to fill an adjunct teaching position for the upcoming academic year (2nd Quarter Fall 2022: October 19 – December 16; 4th Quarter Spring 2023: March 13-May 5). This position is for our introductory Spanish course for adults, an 8-week online course that meets synchronously once a week in the evening. Applicants will be considered who are able to teach introductory Spanish and Latino American cultures using an online format. NWU is only authorized and able to consider applicants who live and work in the following states: Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, or Oregon.

SPAN 1030 Exploring Latino Language & Cultures (3 hours)

In this course, students will be introduced to the historical background necessary to understand the contemporary Latino population in the United States and learn basic phrasal Spanish (e.g. greetings, hospitality, phone etiquette) to retrieve and exchange essential information with Spanish-speaking Latinos whom students may encounter in their professional lives. Students will learn to be sensitive to the communication needs of others and understand how to improve their

Modern Languages
  • At least a Master’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Advanced proficiency in English and Spanish
  • One to three years of teaching experience is preferred
  • Online teaching experience is preferred
  • Background check and official transcripts needed post job offer, pre-employment
Pay per Course/Credit hour
Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength.  Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their letter of interest.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE. 

How to Apply

Applicants should address all materials to Dr. Catherine Nelson, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and provide all application materials at the following URL:  Applicants should upload a letter of interest that outlines experience teaching and how the applicant aligns with NWU’s commitment to diversity; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy including a discussion of innovative teaching strategies; and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin immediately.