Spanish Instructor - Tenure Track
Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!
The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.
Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access, achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit-mindset toward students with increased faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.
About the Position: The full-time, tenure track instructor will enjoy a 175 - Day work schedule and will teach all levels of lower division Spanish courses, including Spanish for heritage speakers, courses in Hispanic civilization, Hispanic literature, and film. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in department activities including curriculum development, study abroad, and to participate in department and college governance.
The position begins on Monday, August 16, 2021, pending Governing Board ratification. Classes may be in a traditional 'in class' setting once it is safe, online or hybrid format, scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.
About the Department : The World Languages department offers courses in American Sign Language (ASL), French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. All World Languages faculty are committed to learner-centered methodologies that emphasize cultural sensitivity and successful language acquisition.
We are searching for an experienced and talented full-time Spanish instructor to join our team of two full-time and nine adjunct Spanish faculty members. The successful candidate must be an effective and innovative teacher, whose focus is on student learning and professional excellence.
About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries and well as the Silicon Valley business environment.
Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.
Starting Salary Range : $57,157 to $87,673 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $3,816 is granted to eligible faculty.
Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.
Examples of Duties
- Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments
- Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways
- Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress
- Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours
- Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
- Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.
Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization:
- Master's degree in Spanish OR
- Bachelor's degree in Spanish AND Master's degree in another language or linguistics OR
- The equivalent OR
- A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in one of the above required fields
Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2021.
Required Professional Expertise:
- Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field, curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes
- Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways
- Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success
- Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
- Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology
- Comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of, and experience with, current, effective second language acquisition methods
- Successful teaching experience in a higher-education institution
- Successful online teaching experience
- Interest or experience in serving as department chair
- Completed application
- Answer Supplemental Questions
- Attach one of the following:
- Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant's expense – click here for more information OR
- Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in subject area, front and back (if applicable) OR
- Equivalency Form – click here Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Unofficial transcripts must accompany this form. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2021 .
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Additional materials added to applications will not be forwarded for review. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.
Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A teaching demonstration / presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and by accessing your application profile . Candidates invited in for an interview are slated for March 2021.
Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes.
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at (831) 479-6217.