Part-Time Japanese Instructor (Pool)

San Mateo
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Part-Time Japanese Instructor (Pool)

Posting Number: 2014124F

Department: Human Resources DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: PTF076

Percentage of Full Time: Varies

Months per Year: other

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

This position is a “pool” position meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a “pool” of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Canada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The advantage of “pool” positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. Your application for this position will be kept current for a period of three years.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Japanese OR Bachelor’s degree in Japanese AND Master’s degree in another language or linguistics OR hold a fully-satisfied LIFE California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service in the subject area (California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990); OR the equivalent (see below)
• Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities. Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Preference will be given to candidates who:
1. Have a native-level grasp of the Japanese language and the ability to teach the full range of community college courses in Japanese, ranging from beginning to advanced level Japanese
2. Have recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach both developmental and college-transfer level courses in Japanese

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:

In addition to a short classroom lecture or demonstration that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that indicates the candidate has:
3. Commitment to staying abreast with the latest developments in Japanese education
4. The ability to reflect on and evaluate one’s pedagogy and to examine its effect critically
5. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students’ abilities and learning styles in both developmental and transfer courses
6. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning and encourage them to become self-regulated learners
7. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter
8. The ability to motivate students to develop higher-order thinking skills
9. The ability to ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress
10. A commitment to the SMCCCD goal of integrating writing skills across the curriculum
11. Familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of technology in foreign language education
12. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the community college
13. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with other teachers to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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