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Part-Time Chinese Language Instructor (Pool)

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3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Paid

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General Statement: This is an ongoing application pool for Instructors which is reviewed on an as needed basis. As Instructors are needed to teach specific courses at the campuses, selections will be made from among this pool of applicants for all campuses- Skyline College, College of San Mateo, Cañada College. If you do not receive a response this could be because there is no position at a particular campus available at the present time or that the positions have already been filled.

Your resume will remain on file for a period of three years after which we would request that you please reapply. Thank you.

Applicants with disabilities may request that special accommodations be made to complete the selection process. Request forms are available on the web page and in the Office of Human Resources.

Required Application Materials: All applicants are required to submit:
1.A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position;
2.A résumé that details all relevant education, training, teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience;
3.Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted);
4.A cover letter of no more than 3 pages addressing the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in the job announcement.

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

District Selection Process: Required application materials will be screened by a committee on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to give a classroom lecture/demonstration. Please note that the SMCCCD does not reimburse candidates for travel costs.   Duties and Responsibilities: Essential functions include the following:
1. Teach courses offered in the Chinese curriculum;
2. Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development;
3. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office and lab hours;
4. Maintain expertise in current practice and technologies;
5. Serve as a member of division and college committees; and;
6. Perform other professional duties as required by contract and general institutional needs.   Requirements: 1. Master's degree in Chinese OR Bachelor's degree in Chinese AND Master's degree in another language or linguistics OR hold a fully-satisfied LIFE California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service in the subject area (California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990); OR the equivalent (see information which follows).

2. Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities. Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities.

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:

1. Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcript required.
2. Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the Requirements in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.
3. Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets the Requirements.   Desirable Skills and Abilities: Subject matter preparation.
Preference will be given to candidates who:

1. Have a native-level grasp of the Chinese language and the ability to teach the full range of community college courses in Chinese, ranging from beginning to advanced level, and
2. Have recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach both developmental and college-transfer level courses in Chinese.

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher.
In addition to a short classroom that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that indicates the candidate has:

1. Commitment to staying abreast with the latest developments in Chinese education;
2. The ability to reflect on and evaluate one's pedagogy and to examine its effect critically;
3. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students' abilities and learning styles in both developmental and transfer courses;
4. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning and encourage them to become self-regulated learners;
5. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter;
6. The ability to motivate students to develop higher-order thinking skills;
7. The ability to ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress;
8. Familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of technology in foreign language education.
9. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the community college, and
10. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with other teachers to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success.   EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.   Benefits: Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.   Required Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
College Transcripts   Special Instructions to Applicants: The cover letter should address the applicant's qualifications as they relate directly to the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in the announcement.  

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