Instructor of Spanish - Full Time Temporary (1 year) - 2019-2020- Columbia College

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Job Title Instructor of Spanish - Full Time Temporary (1 year) - 2019-2020- Columbia College Site Columbia College Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position Salary Range / Other

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2018-2019 Salary Schedule – $59,926 to $112,199 per year, plus an annual $2,568 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $93,028.


The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Position Summary Information

Required Quals Summary

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Spanish OR Bachelor’s in Spanish AND Master’s in another language or linguistics OR a California Community College Instructor credential appropriate to the subject OR the equivalent.

District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, go to Choose: Human Resources,; Choose: HR Forms and Documents; Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach an Equivalency Form to your letter of interest.

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
•Teach a full range of lower division Spanish language courses, including Spanish for native speakers and Latin American or Chicano Literature.
•Encourage students, who form a non-traditional, ethnically diverse student population, to succeed.
•Maintain an appropriate number of office hours per week, during which students can be advised about their course work and their program of studies.
•Attend division, department, and general college meetings.
•Participate in various division, college and district committees
•This assignment may include evening and week-end classes.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

•Recent experience teaching Spanish Language classes.
•Knowledge of diverse learning styles and current theories and methods in foreign language instruction.
•Experience in the use of technology to facilitate student success in learning Spanish.
•Experience using course management programs and current technologies to teach hybrid and fully online Spanish courses.
•Experience revising course and program learning outcomes, as well as collecting, analyzing, and interpreting assessment data to improve teaching and learning.
•Meets the minimum qualifications to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) non-credit courses (Bachelor’s degree in any foreign language and a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a non credit instructor.)

Desirable Characteristics

•Ability to develop language teaching strategies that are creative, contextualized, interactive and conducive to the assessment of course learning outcomes.
•Enthusiasm for the learning process.
•Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.
•Willingness to experiment with teaching methods to accommodate various student-learning styles with a multi-cultural emphasis.
•Desire to participate in professional growth and remain current in the subject area.
•Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
•Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance.
•Personal qualifications such as: effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

Special Instructions for this Posting

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

EQUIVALENCY: District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, go to
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed “Determination of Equivalency” form along with the equivalency application documents required.
The screening committee will evaluate all applications.

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be placed on the appropriate salary column and step up to step 10. Initial salary placement will be at the first column/step until official transcripts have been submitted to Human Resources and placement processed.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.

YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Licenses and Certificates Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/27/2019 Close Date 04/28/2019 Open Until Filled No Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. Citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply
  3. * Describe any personal or professional experiences which have prepared you to teach in the unique environment of California Community College:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe experiences, which demonstrate knowledge and understanding of two of the following:1. Curricula or services which stress innovation:2. Accommodations of various student learning styles:3. Activities which promote currency and professional growth in subject area:4. Effective participation in leadership and management:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you possess the Master's degree or the Bachelor's/Master's degree listed in the Minimum Qualifications for this position?
    • Yes
    • No- If No, applicant must submit an Equivalency Form to be considered for this position. The form, policy, and procedures can be found at
  6. * Are any of your near relatives (child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step-relatives in the relationships listed) currently employed by YCCD? Response of YES or NO is required in the area provided. NOTE: If yes, it is required that you provide the person or persons name/s and their position title in the area below as well.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript (Attach all college transcripts)
  4. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Equivalency
  3. List of Graduate Courses
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3




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Posted: 3/28/2019
Application Due: 4/28/2019
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