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LINGUIST List 25.626

Thu Feb 06 2014

Jobs: Spanish; Applied Ling: Instructor, San Mateo County Community College District

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Feb-2014
From: Human Resources <noemailsjobelephant.com>
Subject: Spanish; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, San Mateo County Community College District, California, USA
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University or Organization: San Mateo County Community College District
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: https://www.smccd.edu
Job Title: Spanish Instructor
Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas:

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Description:

College of San Mateo seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. College of San Mateo faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.  

Requirements:
1. Possession of a Master's degree in Spanish or Bachelor's degree in Spanish and Master's in another language or linguistics or the equivalent (see below).
2. Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Skills and Abilities:
The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

Subject matter preparation:
1. Have a professional level of competence at a native or near-native level and the ability to teach all levels of Spanish.
2. Have recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach at all levels of courses in Spanish.

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:
In addition to a short classroom lecture or lab demonstration that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:
1. Commitment to staying abreast with the latest developments in Spanish education;
2. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students' abilities and learning styles in both developmental and transfer courses;
3. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning and encourage them to become self-regulated learners;
4. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter;
5. The ability to motivate students to develop critical thinking skills;
6. The ability to ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress;
7. Familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of technology in Spanish education, including online instruction;
8. Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college, including the mission, vision and values of College of San Mateo;
9. Commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning including the ability to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of one's own pedagogy and to share such reflection in the spirit of collaboration;
10. Commitment to ongoing professional development including participation in an initial, yearlong new faculty development program;

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:
1. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, laboratory preparations, and student success; and
2. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities.   

For details and to apply, visit the application website address below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://apptrkr.com/436056
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