Saturday, October 6, 2007

west valley mission community college


Associate Faculty Pool
West Valley-Mission Community College District

Job Number: 0708F009
Please put this number on the application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 5:00 P.M.

The West Valley College Foreign Language Department is seeking qualified instructors to serve as associate faculty to teach Italian courses on a part-time contract basis. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

Assignment may include day and/or evening classes, Mondays through Saturdays as needed during spring, summer, fall and/or winter sessions. This recruitment process is to pre-qualify you for possible future assignments. Successful completion will result in your name joining a pool of instructors qualified to teach Italian courses in the Foreign Language Department at Mission College.

Salary is based on a percentage of workload up to a maximum of 60% (percent). Salary is prorated based on a minimum salary range of $18,261 - $20,955; maximum earnable up to $29,559.

Master’s degree in the language being taught OR
Bachelor’s degree in the language being taught AND Master’s degree in another language or linguistics OR
Possess a valid California Community College Instructor's Credential in A Foreign Language, Ancient or Modern OR
The equivalent of the above. Degrees must be earned from an accredited institution. Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form, which is part of the application package. This form must be completed for employment consideration.
Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus, will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
Demonstrated ability to effectively teach, counsel, or work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds.

Experience in teaching Italian language and culture preferably at a community college level.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Foreign Language/Literature or equivalent.
Teaching, training, and/or cultural life experiences, which enable one to teach, tutor, and mentor students from diverse language, cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, or educational backgrounds. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally distinctive students as well as the traditional student.
Ability to take an active role in working with faculty, student groups, and college support services, particularly within the Department and the Division.
Solid knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is highly desirable.

Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in-class activities, evaluation of students' work, consultation with students outside of class, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.
Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated District and college needs.
Submit, when due, all necessary reports such as attendance, grade reports, rosters and class schedules.
Follow course outlines as filed in the appropriate 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 member's area of expertise.
Work cooperatively within the college community.
Foster an environment that protects academic freedom with in 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.

To receive a detailed job description that includes working conditions and physical demands, please contact the District Human Resources Department at (408) 741-2415.

Documents to be considered for this position must be received in the District Human Resources Department, West Valley-Mission Community College District, 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070-5698 (West Valley College Campus – Administration Building by Lot 4) on the date and time noted above.

To insure fairness and consistency to all candidates, do not submit materials other than those identified below. Submit all application materials in the following order:
A completed West Valley-Mission Community College District Academic Faculty Employment Application (see attached).
A current, typed, detailed resume.
A completed Supplemental Questionnaire (see attached).
A completed Equivalency Form (see attached), if applicable.
Legible copies of ALL college transcripts (BA, MA &PhD for disciplines requiring an MA degree; AA, BA, MA, & PhD for disciplines not requiring an MA degree) to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Certified copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire. Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluation requests, or similar documents WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF TRANSCRIPTS.
If applicable, U.S. Equivalency Certification for foreign degrees.
A completed Personal Data Report Form (see attached).

NOTE: All required documents must be submitted with your application packet; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.

Copies of licenses and certificates you possess as related to this position.
Voluntary identification form (for statistical purposes only and will be kept confidentially in the Human Resources Department).

Submission of complete application documents to Human Resources by the deadline is the applicant’s responsibility. Postmarks will not be accepted.
Incomplete or late documents will not receive committee consideration.
Application documents will not be sent to applicants or received by Human Resources via email or fax.
All materials in your file become District property, will not be returned, and will be considered for this vacancy only.
Current employees must provide documentation and materials in the same manner and degree of detail as any other applicant.
If transcripts are required, include copies of ALL college transcripts with application packet to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Please note: Certified copies will be required at time of hire.
Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluation requests, or similar documents WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF TRANSCRIPTS.
Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
Un-requested documents, such as cover letters, letters of recommendation, and any other documents that are not specifically asked for under Required Documents, will be removed from the application packet.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
West Valley-Mission Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.

The committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline.
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed.
Reference checks for the finalists will be conducted.
The College may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
Oral interviews will be conducted to include a teaching demonstration.


West Valley–Mission Community College District
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070–5698

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2415 to arrange for assistance.