Part-Time Italian Language Instructor needed at West Valley College, Saratoga (CA)
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Part-Time World Languages Instructor (Pool)
West Valley College, Saratoga (CA)
Position Summary Information
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.