World Languages-Spanish Full-Time Instructor - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Saratoga California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Saratoga, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Language Arts Division at West Valley is now accepting applications for a full time, tenure-track instructor fluent in Spanish plus one other World language (other than English), who shares our excitement for teaching and our commitment to excellence in the lower division education of both majors and non-majors.

We are looking for someone with a willingness to help our department grow and who will enjoy working with our diverse student body.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

West Valley College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay area that includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential communities. Nestled in the heart of the Silicon Valley, West Valley College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy supplied by its closest technology and business neighbors, while continuing to maintain its quality curriculum offerings for transfer and under-prepared students.

Applicants interested in teaching within an energetic student-centered culture that looks to the future would find West Valley College a perfect fit.


This is a full-time, 10-month tenure track position beginning Fall 2014 semester. Instructional assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday through Saturday, as needed.

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.

Minimum Qualifications

1.Education – Possess one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Spanish; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish AND Master’s degree in another language or linguistics; OR
  • A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching Spanish language and culture preferably at a community college level.
  • Competence in a second World Language other than English highly desirable.
  • 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, 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 3.4 office hours each week.
  • 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.
  • Participate in institutional responsibilities as required by the collective bargaining agreement. Examples of institutional responsibilities include
    assisting the department chair in curriculum development, serving on division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; and participating in appropriate professional
    development activities.
  • 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.

Knowledge and Abilities

Not Applicable

Salary and Benefits

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,891 to $76,087 annually, based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents to include domestic partner.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.

Application Information


  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including:
    (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Transcripts – (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the degree confer/award dates circled. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. (4) District Equivalency Application, if applicable; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • 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.


  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword Phrases

  • World Languages-Spanish Full-Time Instructor
  • 2 Silicon Valley locations
  • student-centered learning environment
  • empowering diverse human capital
  • Foreign Languages & Literature
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume