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DISCUTIAMONE INSIEME: lista di discussione per insegnanti di italiano L2 e LS

Closing Date: February 6, 2008

One full-time, tenure-track Italian Instructor position beginning
August 2008, under the direction of the International Languages
Department. The person selected for this position is subject to
assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. To
view the International Languages Program website, go to The standard instructional work
week shall consist of thirty (30) hours of instructional time,
including fifteen (15) LHE (Lecture Hour Equivalent) of instructional
assignments with the remaining hours devoted to curriculum
development, preparation and student evaluation, five (5) hours of
student engagement (of which two (2) hours must be designated office
hours as described in the Faculty Handbook), and five (5) hours of
departmental activities and collegial governance.

The primary duties of the Italian Instructor will be to teach
beginning and intermediate Italian classes. In addition, this person
will be expected to provide leadership in the development and
implementation of course curricula and other instructional materials
in close cooperation with other faculty of the department; develop
and help implement assessment tools; participate in the recruitment,
community outreach, and the advisement and retention of students;
carry a fair share of department, Academic Senate, and District
committee work and participate in faculty governance. Instructor may
be asked to teach beginning or intermediate classes in another
language (see desirable qualifications). Teaching assignments will
most likely include afternoon and evening classes at either campus
and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities.
Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.

1) A Master's degree in Italian; OR a Bachelor's degree in Italian
AND a Master's in linguistics or another language; OR a valid
appropriate California teaching credential authorizing instruction in
a community college; OR the equivalent.
2) Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students.

Two (2) years of recent full-time experience (or its equivalent)
teaching Italian language, culture and/or conversation courses at the
community college or university level OR other experience which
demonstrates a likelihood of success at doing that.
Native or near-native proficiency in Italian as well as the ability
to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
Ability to teach and native or near-native proficiency in one of the
following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, or Spanish.
Use of communicative and content-based methodologies in teaching.
Experience in curriculum development.
Evidence of a strong commitment to teach and to remain current in the
field of second language acquisition, including both traditional
curricula as well as alternate methods of delivery.
Evidence of an ability to develop materials and provide high-quality
instruction with computers and/or other forms of advanced technology.
Experience developing and implementing programmatic assessment tools.
Demonstrated commitment to community college mission of providing
instruction to students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural

Application procedure:
Applicants must submit the following:
a completed MiraCosta College District academic application form*;
a cover letter addressed to the Selection Committee describing how
the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and relating his/her
education and/or experiences relative to the desirable qualifications;
a one-page statement of his/her teaching philosophy;
a curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant's educational background
and experience;
transcripts of ALL college work including Bachelor's Degree work
(legible photocopies are acceptable but transcripts must indicate
that the degree has been awarded); applicants whose qualifying degree
has not been awarded at the time of application must include a
written statement from their advisor indicating when the degree will
be awarded; foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an evaluation
from a formal evaluation agency;
three (3) current letters of professional recommendation written
within the last two years of the date of application, and specific to
this type of position (letters must be signed and dated to be
considered valid).

Applicants wishing to claim equivalency to the minimum qualifications
must also submit a completed Supplemental Equivalency Request form*
with the application packet.

All materials must be received by the HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE on the
Oceanside campus by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postmarked dates
are not acceptable. Incomplete packets may not be considered.

An application screening committee will review application materials
as soon as possible after the closing date. The selection process may
include a written exercise, a teaching demonstration, as well as
interviews. Individuals invited to interview will cover expenses for
their first trip to the campus.

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone. Those
not selected for interview will receive a letter after the entire
selection process has been completed.

Offer of Employment:
An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is
contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical
exam at district expense, 2) TB clearance, 3) proof of eligibility to
work in the United States, and 4) fingerprint clearance.

application materials:
*The application form and Supplemental Equivalency Request form can
be printed by accessing our website or
by contacting Human Resources
All application materials become the property of MCC and will not be
returned or applied to any other position. If you wish to keep copies
of any application materials, you must make copies before submitting them.

salary policy and fringe benefits:
Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the
salary schedule based on years of experience and education. The
maximum initial placement for experience is Step 7. Faculty members
are encouraged to continue their professional development through
additional study, qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule.

MiraCosta offers a comprehensive package of benefits to all full-time
members of the staff and their families. This package includes
medical and dental insurance, life insurance, accidental death and
dismemberment coverage, long-term disability, and outpatient
psychological care. Faculty members are also covered under the State
Teachers' Retirement System.

For current salary schedule and information on salary placement, see
our Web pages at

about miracosta college:
MiraCosta College is one of California's 108 public community
colleges and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and
Colleges. The college offers an associate of arts degree in both
academic and career fields as well as certificates in a variety of
vocational and technical fields. The most popular transfer
destinations for MiraCosta students are University of California San
Diego, San Diego State University and California State University San
Marcos, all within driving distance of both campuses and community
learning center.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
involving appropriate interactions and communications in person, by
phone, and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups of
individuals from diverse backgrounds on a regular, on-going basis;
ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks
concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Primarily works in an office, instructional lab, or classroom
environments; constant contact with adult students; may work at any
college location during day and/or evening hours.

Primarily sedentary with frequent standing and walking, and
intermittent bending or stooping; occasional light lifting, carrying,
pulling and/or pushing of objects weighing 25 pounds or less;
intermittent light repetitive use of hands, wrists, shoulders, and
forearms while keyboarding and/or writing; travel and/or drive to a
variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found

MiraCosta College
Attn: Human Resources
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside CA 92056-3899
Job Line: (760) 795-6868; toll free outside the 760 area,
1-888-201-8480, ext. 6868
fax: (760) 795-6867
TTY: (760) 757-4311
MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed
to an educational environment which affirms and supports a diverse
faculty and staff.

Application Information

Postal Address: Human Resources
MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
Phone: (760)795-6860
Fax: (760)795-6867
TDD: (760)757-4311

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