Part-Time Learning Disability Instructor (Pool) - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Santa Clara California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Santa Clara, California

United States


Detailed Job Description


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. 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 Association of College Educators (ACE).

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA; or Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education – Possess one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in the category of disability (learning disabilities), special education, education, psychology, educational psychology or rehabilitation counseling, AND fifteen (15) semester units of upper division or graduate study in an area of disability (learning disabilities); OR
  • Possession of a valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Special Education (Handicapped); OR
  • The equivalent of the above.


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

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year experience teaching adults with learning disabilities and other disabilities in an academic setting;
  • Experience teaching basic academic skills classes in arithmetic, pre-algebra,beginning algebra, reading, writing and learning strategy skills;
  • Completion of (or eligibility for) the California Community College Chancellors Office training on determing eligibility for learning disability services and accommodations;
  • Training and experience in administering and scoring the state-mandated diagnostic assessments, to include Woodcock Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery III (WJ III), or the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS IV);
  • Knowledge of the methods and principles of teaching students with learning disabilities and other disabilities;
  • Experience advising or counseling students with learning disabilities or cognitive or physical disabilities;
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent interpersonal skills, ability to convey information clearly (both written and verbal) problem solve, and respond appropriately to student, staff, and other faculty needs;
  • Coursework in computer literacy, educational technology, and/or training from the California Community College High Tech Center Training Unit;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum for adults with learning disabilities;
  • Experience in development and implementation of Student Educational Contracts;

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.

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 a minimum salary range of $18,261-$20,955 per semester; maximum earnable up to $29,559.

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.


  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • 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

  • Part-Time Learning Disability Instructor (Pool)
  • 2 Silicon Valley locations
  • student-centered learning environment
  • empowering diverse human capital
  • Special Education
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