Job Description

Extended Job Title
Lead Teacher - Spanish (Clinic and Basic Sciences/Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs instructional and educational work while serving as a teacher in a classroom/lab. Organizes and develops course work, coordinates classes for students, observes and assesses the needs of the students. Maintains communication both formally and informally with students and other educators. May supervise clerical, professional and/or technical employees and lab students working for college credit.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Supervise and manage the work of the Senior Teachers in the Spanish program.
  • Provide Spanish education approximately 70% time and effort, primarily delivering instruction in first and second year medical/dental student curriculum.
  • Provide leadership in the development, continuing improvement, and implementation of the required Spanish course(s) primarily for first and second year medical/dental students.
  • Develops selected activities and courses for 3rd and 4th year medical/dental students and residents as requested by the Chair of the Department.
  • Develop Spanish or Bi-lingual Grand Rounds
  • Oversee selection and use of software related to assessment of Spanish knowledge level and software used for Spanish learning and teaching
  • Work collaboratively with the Chair of the Department, and course directors of PLFSOM and WLHSDM to integrate Spanish content into the respective curricula
  • Participate in scholarly activity in collaboration with faculty.
  • Serve on departmental and institutional committees and task forces.
  • Adhere to all TTUHSCEP policies, procedures and processes.
  • Personally demonstrate, display, and act in accordance with TTUHSCEP’s values (Service, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Advancement, and Teamwork).
  • Actively promote and encourage staff across the institution.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in English, and native or near-native proficiency in Spanish.
  • Significant documented experience as a Spanish language educator in a Higher Education setting.
  • A record of success as an educator with significant experience in teaching Spanish to health professional students.
  • Experience with innovative teaching methods such as interactive large and small group formats, team-based learning, case-based learning, and problem-based learning.
  • Training or experience in curriculum development and performance evaluation of health professional students.
  • Experience with standardized patients and/or clinical simulation.
  • Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to medical, dental or health professions education.
  • Evidence of scholarship in medical, dental or health professions education.
  • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Spanish, Hispanic Linguistics or related field.
  • Master’s degree in Spanish, Hispanic Linguistics or related field.

HSC - El Paso

Clinic and Basic Sciences Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Academic Support Professionals


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required; Teacher certification preferred. Three years teaching experience required.

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