FT Spanish Instructor
- Cerritos College
- $79,401.00 - $121,920.00 Annually
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literature
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Community College
FT Spanish Instructor
Salary: $79,401.00 - $121,920.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: FTSpanish-23
Closing: 3/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Division: Liberal Arts
Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.
This position will close on March 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu.
The Modern Language Department is in the Liberal Arts Division and offers six modern languages in beginning to advanced classes. The department provides students of every discipline with a range of opportunities for their intellectual and personal enrichment. The Modern Language Department is committed to promoting excellence and innovation in teaching American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish to meet the varied learning needs of our diverse student body. The department believes that every language is the pathway to global respect and cultural understanding. We embrace open communication and guide students as they explore their role in the global community.
The successful candidate for this position will be assigned to teach beginning to advanced Spanish courses in traditional settings (In- Person), and/or Remote, Online and Hybrid. The Spanish program offers coursework leading to an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), and an Associate of Arts degree in Spanish. Courses include Elementary and Intermediate Spanish, Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speaking, Chicano/Mexican American Culture, Spanish for Health and Medical Careers, Highlights of Hispanic Culture, Romance Linguistics, the highlights of Frida Kahlo and Mexican Muralists.
The successful candidate will be able to integrate technology in teaching and learning; will support student success and college-wide initiatives to support students; will support the department and division objectives; provide high quality and consistent academic instruction to students; participates in curriculum development and maintenance; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; work in a professional, collegial, and team-oriented manner; coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct academic courses according to approved course syllabus; keep students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements; ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled; be thoroughly familiar and comply with all college policies and procedures, and must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation - through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Perform other duties associated with this position include participation in a variety of campus, divisional, and departmental activities, such as faculty meetings, committee work, student activities, office hours, and curriculum/instructional development.
Distinguishing Career Features
This is a 10-month tenure-track contract position.
ALL FACULTY SHALL:
ALL FULL-TIME FACULTY SHALL:
ALL FACULTY WHO ARE ASSIGNED CLASSES SHALL:
1. Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
2. The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
3. The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials.
4. The text must be downloadable or printable.
If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.
Master's degree in Spanish OR Bachelor's degree in Spanish AND Master's degree in another language or linguistics OR the equivalent.
Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.
Physical requirements may be met with or without reasonable accommodations. Requires ambulatory ability to move to various office and classroom-type locations. Ability to operate classroom equipment, including computer, and provide instruction and make presentations. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals or groups to carry on complex or routine conversations. Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.) on an occasional basis.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Salary rate is: $79,401- $121,920/annual.
Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance.)
Participation in the State Teachers' Retirement System.
Conditions of Employment
This is a tenure-track contract position. Contract will be for 10 school months for the academic year beginning fall semester 2023
Participation in a pre-service orientation and/or probationary in-service training is required.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
Board Policy 2905 will require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage
** Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.
Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.
To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3848704/ft-spanish-instructor
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .
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Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles county. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year.
The Cerritos College student body is a majority of minorities: Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans together account for more than 60% of our students.
But there is much more to our diversity....
Cerritos College attracts students directly from high school, but we also attract the returning student who may have been out of school for many years. We serve first generation college students as well as college students with a college family tradition.
Our mission is teaching and our faculty has established a distinguished record of scholarship, research and publication.
The Human Resources Department is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining the highest qualified individuals to meet the educational goals of our diverse student population.
We encourage and support a diverse atmosphere where employees feel valued and recognized for their efforts, along with the support to create an environment which fosters the positive attitude and creative spirit of our employees.
The District offers a comprehensive benefit program that promotes wellness and supports healthy lifestyle choices.
Human Resources affirms its commitment to ensuring that all employment and employment-related decisions are based on the principles of equal employment opportunity.
Above all else, Cerritos College Human Resources provides quality service, while maintaining confidentiality, integrity, respecting individuals, promoting teamwork and focusing on innovation and the future.
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