Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Undergraduate
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Adjunct

Non-benefits eligible

Position Information:

The primary purpose of this position is to teach medical Spanish for undergraduate students in the class "Spanish for Health Care Professionals." This is an adjunct instructor position for our Winter 2021 trimester, beginning on 1/4/2021 and ending in April.

This course is designed for students who are interested learning how to communicate in Spanish at an introductory level in a health care setting. Students will learn greetings, anatomy and medical terminology, how to take a health history and assess current health state, how to explain treatment, how to make appointments, and cultural competency. Students also will learn how to construct basic sentences, questions, and responses. No previous experience with Spanish is required.

This position will require 3 hours of instruction time plus time for prep and meetings. The exact schedule for this position will vary, as this is an online course with the possibility of some synchronous activities.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Write syllabus
  • Prepare relevant curriculum as described by the course description and learning objectives
  • Assess and evaluate students against course learning objectives
  • Select and use textbooks and teaching materials for the course
  • Manage communications with students during class and out of class (email, phone, and LMS)
  • Advise on matters relating to teaching Spanish
  • Support student learning and questions outside of class

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Spanish language teaching is required.  A Master's or Ph.D. is preferred.

Senior high school / university level Spanish language teaching experience is required. In addition to Spanish language teaching experience, Spanish language translation/interpreting certification or experience in a medical field is preferred.


Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. 

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