Full Time World Language Instructor

Nicolet College

Rhinelander, WI

ID: 7245174
Posted: May 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Full Time World Language Instructor

Nicolet College

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 1500000257

Location: Rhinelander, WI

Department: Academic Affairs

Position Summary

At Nicolet College, our mission is to transform lives and enrich communities. To accomplish this mission, we are redesigning higher education to serve today's learners in the most creative, inclusive, and flexible ways imaginable. Nicolet College offers innovative programs, strong employer partnerships, and excellent student and employee experiences. Are you committed to academic excellence and stellar student experiences? If so, we cannot wait to meet you!

Under the general supervision of the Dean of University Transfer Liberal Arts and in collaboration with other faculty, the World Language Instructor will teach in the University Transfer Liberal Arts associate degrees and provide general education for occupational associate degrees and technical diploma programs. This position provides instruction in Spanish for both transfer and occupational programs while also monitoring local need for other languages (e.g., those of tribal partners) and collaborates with the Dean to support related coursework. Additionally, this position includes responsibilities of leading the strategic development and operational deployment of global education opportunities and pedagogy, including study abroad (on ground and virtual), global education partnerships, and regional learning opportunities aimed at developing cultural competence and global mindset skills in our students.

The typical teaching assignment associated with the remote study portions of the position will be four to five four credit sections of Spanish I and Spanish II, global education leadership, and professional service to the College over three academic terms (fall, spring, and summer). Responsibilities will be both online and at the Rhinelander Campus and designated outreach locations, including sovereign tribal communities. Faculty maintain availability to students, develop and maintain curriculum and programs, and actively participate in the diverse communities served by the College.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


• Develop, maintain, and deliver instruction in accordance with the mission, vision, and philosophy of Nicolet College.
• Deliver instruction as assigned online and occasionally via distance technology and/or on the main campus or other outreach locations to a variety of class sizes during the day or evening, on weekends, and through distance learning.
• Use technology, including multiple delivery methods, to enhance teaching and learning, as well as other aspects of work.
• Maintain instructor availability hours and other regular and substantive interactions supporting student success.
• Maintain accurate and timely student records and submit required reports according to published deadlines.
• Administer assessments of program and institutional learning outcomes and report/analyze data derived from these in the way prescribed by the team.
• Maintain currency in understanding the education-related issues of traditionally marginalized student groups, including but not limited to Indigenous student's as well as best practices in closing and instructional equity gaps.Professional Development and Service to the College:

• Lead strategic development and operational deployment of global education opportunities.
• Coordinate existing international study abroad opportunities for students at Nicolet College.
• Deliver instruction during a study abroad credit-based course for students, if related to Spanish language instruction.
• Innovate and develop innovative study abroad partnerships/programming for Nicolet College students and community members.
• Share perspective with students regarding their academic career path and career opportunities.
• Develop and improve University Transfer program and general education offerings by working collaboratively with other team faculty and administrators through program reviews, curriculum and course development, and assessment of student learning of course competencies, program outcomes, and the College's core abilities.
• Participate in UTLA team activities and meetings.
• Collaborate with the supervisor during the performance appraisal process and pursue professional development that is discipline-specific, enhances teaching and learning practice, and expands expertise in other academic fields of interest to the faculty member and the College.
• Meet and maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as required by the Wisconsin Technical College System.
• Maintain professional affiliations and certifications.
• Aid the student recruitment and retention activities.
• Play a part in college-level activities, projects, and committees, connecting us to Nicolet College students, staff, and faculty outside of the UTLA team.
• Participate in events and collaborations that connect the college with district high schools, universities Nicolet students transfer to, community members, and employers.
• Participate in program advisory committees.
• Represent the College at Wisconsin Technical College System curriculum revision meetings.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of effective online teaching practices.
• Professional and effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to facilitate an innovative and strategic approach to the future of Global Education
• Teach developmental world languages (Spanish) with a focus on reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension.
• Ability to inspire, motivate, and effectively instruct students of varied ages, learning styles, academic levels, and diverse backgrounds.
• Ability and motivation to work both independently and collaboratively.
• Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships across the College and district.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in the Language being taught.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Successful teaching experience in a post-secondary setting.
• Successful experience with alternative delivery methods including asynchronous online, video conferencing, hybrid, and competency-based for some general education studies offerings.
• Global studies experience in study abroad instruction, global education partnerships, or regional learning opportunities.
• Physical Demands:
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The employee must demonstrate strong attention to detail and must be able to problem solve and perform complex tasks without error.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to normal classroom and office conditions and usual office equipment.
• The employee will be constantly required to talk, hear, and type/write.
• The employee will be frequently required to sit, touch/handle/grasp (using hands and fingers) and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee must occasionally move up to 10 pounds of general office items.
• Specific hearing abilities required by this job include hearing normal speaking-level sounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, far, and field of vision.
• This position requires regular and punctual employee presence.


The typical starting salary range is $ 64,105 to $92,853 per year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Includes a comprehensive benefits package. View details at nicoletcollege.edu/employment.

Application Procedure:
Apply at nicoletcollege.edu/employment. Attach a cover letter that addresses how your background and experience are consistent with the requirements of the position, a current resume, and unofficial transcripts of coursework/certificates. Applications received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4th, 2024, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
Nicolet Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.

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