Part-Time Online Italian Instructor - POOL - Modesto Junior College

Yosemite Community College District
Modesto, CA
Closing date
Sep 15, 2021

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Job Title:

Part-Time Online Italian Instructor - POOL - Modesto Junior College


Modesto Junior College

Salary Range / Other:

The Hourly Range: $58.21 – $93.06
Doctorate Range: $68.60 to 95.51

Personnel new to the District are limited to a maximum 10th step placement based on previous experience: $90.37.


With the exception of Workers’ Compensation benefits; this classification is not eligible for District paid benefits.

Scope of Assignment:

Under the general supervision of the discipline Division Dean, will teach lower-division Italian language courses online in accordance with course descriptions, outlines, and class schedules; evaluate progress of student; advise students concerning educational matters; assess course learning outcomes; and perform other instructional related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Italian
Bachelor’s degree in Italian AND Master’s degree in another language or linguistics
The equivalent

Desirable Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Educational Technology or equivalent, OR possession of an online teaching certificate from a recognized online instruction program such as @One (onefortraining), the Online Learning Consortium (onlinelearning or equivalent. Previous experience teaching lower-division online Italian classes. Experience using the Canvas Learning Management System.

Desirable Professional Characteristics:

Desirable Professional Characteristics
· 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, especially in the online modality.
• Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
• Competent in new online pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.
• Recent experience working with African American/Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes.
• Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
• Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in the Italian language learning discipline, especially as it relates to the relevancy of students’ lives, interests, and communities.
• Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within coursework and the online classroom.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

Example of Duties:

Teach courses in Italian online, including grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Be able to work with both native and non-native speakers of Italian.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.

Please notify Daisy Carter ([email protected] or 209-575-6159) in the Division of Literature and Language Arts that you have submitted your materials. You will be contacted by Mrs. Carter on the status of your application.

Interview Process
Your completed application materials will be examined by a departmental screening committee, at which point you may be invited for an interview. The interview will include a short teaching demonstration on a topic assigned in advance and discussion with department faculty concerning your teaching philosophies.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:



On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.


Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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