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Part-Time Italian Language Instructor needed at West Valley College, Saratoga (CA)

Requisition Details

Position Information
Position Title Part-Time World Languages Instructor (Pool)
Position ID  
Campus West Valley College, Saratoga (CA)
Position Summary Information
Definition

PARTTIMEASSOCIATE FACULTY POOL

Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.

Assignment

This position is a part-time position as an Associate Instructor to teach one or more of the following languages in the World Language Department at West Valley College:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Arabic

The teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during day, evening or on Saturday and/or in an on-line/distance education format. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Salary and Benefits

Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $25,815-$30,661 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education – Possess any one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in the language being taught; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in the language being taught AND Master’s degree in another language or linguistics; OR
  • A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in a Foreign Language, Ancient or Modern; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

AND

2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in teaching a foreign language and culture, preferably at the community college level.
  • Teaching, training, and/or cultural life experiences, which enable one to teach, tutor, and mentor students from diverse language, cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to take an active role in working with faculty, student groups, and college support services, particularly within the Department and the Division.
  • Solid knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is highly desirable.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation for in-class or on-line/distance education activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class and/or on-line, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.
  • Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.
  • Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.
  • Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.

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