Position Title World Languages Associate Faculty Pool
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Campus West Valley
Position Summary Information
The West Valley College World Languages Department is seeking qualified instructors to serve as associate faculty to teach foreign language courses on a part-time contract basis.
Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.
Assignment may include day and/or evening classes, Mondays through Saturdays as needed during spring, summer, fall and/or winter sessions. This recruitment process is to pre-qualify you for possible future assignments. Successful completion will result in your name joining a pool of instructors qualified to teach one or more of the following languages in the World Language Department at West Valley College:
Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is based on a percentage of workload up to a maximum of 67% (percent). Salary is prorated based on a minimum salary range of $18,261 – $20,955; maximum earnable up to $29,559.
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
Possess a valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in a Foreign Language, Ancient or Modern OR
The equivalent of the above.
Degrees must be earned from an accredited institution.
Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form, which is part of the application package. This form must be completed for employment consideration.
Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus, will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
Demonstrated ability to effectively teach, counsel, or work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
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.
Knowledge and Abilities
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in-class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.
Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated District and college needs.
Submit, when due, all necessary reports such as attendance, grade reports, rosters and class schedules.
Follow course outlines as filed in the appropriate 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 member’s 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.
To be considered an applicant for a position at West Valley-Mission Community College District, all materials requested in the job announcement must be received no later than the deadline. Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive committee consideration.
If transcripts are required, include copies of ALL college transcripts with your application to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Certified copies are only required at time of hire.
Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
DO NOT SEND unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.
After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number FY12/13-058POOL
Open Date 04/30/2013
Close Date 11/24/2013
Open Until Filled No