Assistant Professor,Community Interpretation in Spanish, Moreno
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Physical location of the position:
Tenure Track (Faculty)
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6
$72,351 - $111,474
Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
BASIC FUNCTION: Moreno Valley College is seeking an Assistant
Professor, Community Interpretation in Spanish. The successful
candidate will share Moreno Valley College's and the Department of
Communications, English, & World Languages' commitment to
educating its racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse
student population. Moreno Valley College has approximately 15,000
students, of whom 63% are Hispanic and 12% African American. Moreno
Valley College has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution,
reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the
educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding
The successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in
courtroom interpreting, medical interpreting, business
interpreting, as well as introductory courses in translation. The
successful candidate may occasionally be asked to teach Spanish as
part of the World Languages Program; they must, therefore, fulfill
the qualifications to do so. In addition, the successful candidate
will be expected to work with an advisory committee for the
Community Interpretation Program, to foster the growth of the
program, and to develop strategies that facilitate equitable
retention and success of a diverse student population.
EDUCATION: Master's degree in Spanish; OR, a Bachelor's degree in
Spanish and a Master's degree in another language or linguistics;
OR, the equivalent. AND state and/or federal court certification.
Professional experience as an interpreter is required.
A Master's degree in interpretation and translation or conference
interpretation may be acceptable as long as the above are also
All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall
be from accredited institutions.
EXPERIENCE: Two years' experience teaching Spanish
interpretation/translation OR teaching Spanish language at the
college-level is required. Experience teaching both is
· Two years' experience working as a certified interpreter is
· Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and in English is
· Experience coordinating applied linguistics/cultural field
observation opportunities at the courts and hospitals for Career
and Technical Education programs is desired.
· Knowledge and experience of current theories in language
acquisition and modern language teaching methodologies is
· Knowledge and experience with technology in the context of
interpretation, translation, and world language instruction is
We are looking for candidates who have recent experience working
with African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, and other
racially/ ethnically, socioeconomically minoritized students in the
classroom; who have an understanding of how historical patterns
have shaped these groups' experiences and representation within
higher education, especially how real or perceived exclusion can
shape patterns of participation and outcomes; who demonstrate a
willingness to examine and adapt their instructional, relational,
and classroom practices to engage and support more effectively
various groups of marginalized students; who have experience and
skill addressing issues of equity in the classroom; who embrace
culturally sustaining teaching practices and policies to engage our
minoritized student population; who demonstrate ability to address
equity gaps through instructional strategies and policies; and who
demonstrate knowledge of the implications of addressing equity gaps
in higher education.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the Community
Interpretation Program; will create and develop curriculum for the
Community Interpretation Program; will work well with others
(students, faculty, staff, and administrators); and will fulfill
the duties of a fulltime faculty member in a shared governance
State and/or Federal Court Interpreter Certification is
Current Memberships in one or more of the following is desired:
American Translators Association (ATA), California Court
Interpreters Association (CCIA), National Association of Judiciary
Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT).
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. The instructional assignment will include lecture and laboratory
classes in the CMI discipline and may include Spanish classes as
2. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach CMI
(or Spanish as needed) courses in various platforms (face-to-face,
hybrid, and online) as needed.
3. The position requires the successful candidate to meet regularly
with an Advisory Committee to grow and eventually maintain the
program to support area interpreting needs in various fields.
4. All faculty are required to participate in outcomes assessment
work and program review.
5. Faculty assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of
forty hours weekly (42.5 in the compressed calendar), including but
not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student
evaluation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program
development, student learning outcomes assessment, program review,
student activities, and other duties per the collective bargaining
6. Institutional service activities are required of all faculty
7. Participation in discipline/department decision making processes
and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of
Instruction, and other professional matters are also expected of
all department faculty.
8. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of
professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time
teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step
1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to
Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of academic or occupational area and
design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of
full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in
District promotional activities, active participation in college
committee work, student activities and other support services, and
appropriate professional activities.
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Copy of State and/or Federal Court Interpreter Certification is
Optional Applicant Documents:
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Effective Employment Date:
* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability
of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All
supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in
electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line
application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted
as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less
than 2 MB in size.
* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be
* Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted
electronically when applying on-line.
*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants
with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human
Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal
and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the
basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion,
age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color,
ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in
Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is
contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in
subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or
any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District
employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or
grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX
Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any
employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification,
national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic
listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any
characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes
set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California
Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly
prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for
the District is Mrs. Georgina Villasenor-Lee, 3801 Market Street,
Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8595.
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