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Industry: North Carolina School of Science & Math

Company: State of North Carolina

Salary: See Position Description

Location : Durham County, NC

Job Type: Temporary Part-Time

Job Number: 24-07462

Department: North Carolina School of Science & Math

Opening Date: 06/03/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Job Class Title: Instructor

Position Number: 60093667

Salary Grade: N/A

Description of Work

NCSSM is ranked as the #2 Best Public High School in the U.S

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

POSITION TYPE: Temporary, PT (2 semester assignment 25 hours/week), FLSA Exempt.

Anticipated appointment period 8/1/2024 – 12/20/2024 and 1/31/2025 – 5/30/2025.


HOURLY RATE: Hourly rate commensurate with education and experience

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) invites applications for one part-time Instructor of Spanish position at its campus in Durham, North Carolina. The position is a temporary, part-time position for the fall and the spring terms (8/1/2024 – 12/20/2024 and 1/31/2025 – 5/30/2025). The position reports to the Chair of Humanities, NCSSM-Durham, and is responsible for providing instruction in Spanish.

NCSSM and its Academic Programs division foster an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and support community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. NCSSM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at

Description of Duties:

The expected teaching assignment for the part-time position is two in-person, residential courses sections of Spanish for the fall and spring terms. The anticipated appointment period is 8/1/2024 – 12/20/2024 and 1/31/2025 – 5/30/2025. The teaching assignment will likely include only one course prep.

A successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in Spanish, from introductory through advanced levels of the language, using the communicative approach, and will be able to develop multi-level, proficiency-based curricula that provide entry points for students of various proficiencies, including heritage speakers.

Humanities faculty are responsible for developing and teaching innovative and engaging humanities curricula with a focus on interdisciplinary studies in NCSSM’s residential and highly interactive online programs. Faculty should plan on playing an enthusiastic role with colleagues across all campuses of the school in ongoing conversations and collaborations about ideas, goals, pedagogical methods, and authentic assessments in NCSSM’s teaching and learning environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and communicate to students clear course objectives and goals;
  • Plan and develop an instructional program that helps students assimilate specific course content and skills;
  • Hold office hours and tutorial sessions as outlined by the Department of Humanities;
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate students’ progress, providing them with resources and feedback on their performance;
  • Structure and manage an environment conducive to learning;
  • Model for students responsibility to self and others;
  • Follow the school’s philosophy, policies, and procedures;
  • Participate in departmental, faculty, and staff meetings;
  • Participate in professional development and personal intellectual growth activities;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Since NCSSM is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities, applicants should demonstrate a deep understanding of Spanish and its cultural and historical contexts, a passion for teaching and learning, and a love of ideas, combined with a commitment to serving as mentor and guide for students-both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Applicants should be able and willing to use appropriate educational technology to engage students in learning, in both face-to-face and remote settings. Applicants should be dedicated to continual growth, both as teachers and learners.


Familiarity with the ACTFL World-Readiness Statements for Learning Languages, Can-Do Statements, and OPI Proficiency Guidelines. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to identify students’ needs and develop engaging, practical, and informative courses.

Excellent organizational and collaboration skills. Experience and expertise in working with advanced high school or undergraduate students in the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels of the language and in differentiating instruction to accommodate the range of students’ proficiencies at each level.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in Spanish, linguistics, comparative literature, or a related field in the humanities, with a proven record of effective and inspiring teaching of Spanish, preferably with advanced high school or undergraduate students. A successful candidate will have the content and pedagogical knowledge to teach Spanish courses and the willingness and ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues to develop and follow shared practices for multi-section courses.

**When applying, please include a cover letter,CV, and statement of teaching philosophy.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Team NCSSM Benefits:

Free On-campus Parking

Facilities: Library & Gymnasium – other athletic facilities available at no cost to employees. Cafeteria on site.

Health Insurance: Temporary employees who are hired to work 30 hours or more for three (3) months or more, are eligible for enrollment in a High Deductible Health Plan. This incurs a monthly expense to both the employee and NCSSM and each year these rates are subject to change.

About NCSSM:

Founded in 1980, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is a state-supported residential and online high school for students who have demonstrated exceptional talent or interest in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Since the school’s inception, the humanities and fine arts have been an integral part of an NCSSM education and have played a key role in helping the institution fulfill its mission to cultivate a new generation of informed, empathetic, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders.

The NCSSM-Durham Humanities Department offers courses in five World Languages (Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish), American Studies, and a broad range of English and interdisciplinary Humanities courses. Offerings in our Fine Arts program include studio and performance courses in the visual arts, music, and drama. Our program also includes student- and faculty-led seminars and independent studies.

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a world-class public high school with statewide reach empowering academically talented students from diverse backgrounds from every corner of the state to design their own future. We offer residential high school programs in Durham and Morganton for juniors and seniors or virtual high school courses and programs that students can take alongside their local curriculum, all tuition free. Our wide array of summer offerings for rising 5th- through 12th-graders includes free opportunities for in-state students alongside paid options for students from anywhere in the world. NCSSM Extended Learning partners with communities and regions to advance student learning and outcomes.

Specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math, and embracing the fine arts and humanities, NCSSM has become the model for 18 such specialized schools around the globe since its founding in 1980 and is a full constituent of the University of North Carolina System. NCSSM’s Ignite + Transform comprehensive campaign seeks to raise $50 million in private support for our mission.

The new NCSSM-Morganton campus opened in 2022 for summer programs and its first fall academic term. NCSSM-Morganton focuses on the booming fields of data science and artificial intelligence, preparing the leaders of tomorrow to navigate a future driven by data and machine learning, with emphasis on the humanistic implications and ethical use of these tools.

Nearly two-thirds of NCSSM graduates earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field — over three times the national average, including 58 percent of our underrepresented minority graduates, which is nearly four times the national average. Nearly three-quarters have earned or are seeking a graduate degree. A 2020 economic impact study found that 54 percent of our alumni continue to live and work in North Carolina, catalyzing nearly $1.3 billion in annual economic activity. NCSSM values the diversity in our student body, and all members of the NCSSM community are expected to foster a safe environment of respect and inclusion for all faculty, staff, and students.

For more information, please read the NCSSM strategic plan and visit

How to Apply:

Submit electronic application via this link: Temporary Instructor of Spanish, Durham Campus

Please complete your application in full. All required Competencies, Work History, and Credentials must appear on the application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application to receive consideration during the selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application form in its entirety. “See Attached Resume or an Embedded Text Resume” will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with the state application. Applicants seeking National Guard Preference must attach a NGB 23A (RPAS) if they are a current member of the NC National Guard in good standing. If applicants are a former member of the NC National Guard who served for at least six years and was discharged under honorable conditions, they must attach either a DD256 or NGB 22 along with their state application.

Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require a motor vehicle check. If the highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. NCSSM participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Please refrain from submitting multiple applications. However, if multiple applications are submitted to a posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted. There is a 24 hour waiting period before an applicant can re-apply to a position.

If you have questions, please contact Mikhaela Johnson, HR Specialist, at

NCSSM is an EEO/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer

NOTE: For temporary, contract or other supplemental staffing appointments:
There are no paid leave, retirement or other benefits associated with these appointment types.

For permanent and time-limited appointments:
Eligible employees have benefits that include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (a variety of high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave, to name a few. Paid parental leave is available for eligible employees. Some benefits require 30 + hours work/week for participation.


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