Japanese Instructor 2018
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu
Discipline or Department: Japanese
Position Type: Full-time Faculty
Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:
Closing Date: 2/27/2018
First Screening Date:
Basic Function and Other Details:
MiraCosta College is seeking one full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track Japanese Instructor, beginning in August 2018, based in the International Languages Department. The individual selected for this position will be the only full-time Japanese instructor, will lead our East Asian Language Programs, and must be able to teach and coordinate all levels of Japanese offered. The ideal candidate will share MiraCosta's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in 2017 is approximately 44% White, 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 7% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013 and is also a military-friendly organization. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.
The mission of the International Languages Department is to advance the study of foreign languages in a direction that will serve the educational needs of a diverse community. Our programs encompass both language proficiency and cultural understanding so that students may become active participants in our global society. To view the International Languages Program website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/laca/internationallanguages.html.
MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment that affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/board/downloads/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Adopted4-6-16.pdf.
(E = essential job function)
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Teach Japanese courses throughout the curriculum using culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and equitable practices for engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved. (E)
2. Participate actively in departmental committees, subcommittees, and projects that are essential to department functioning such as serving on hiring committees, performing faculty evaluations, participating in department meetings and contributing to program review. (E)
3. Provide leadership in all areas of the East Asian Language Programs to include coordination, scheduling recommendations, assessments, mentorship, and evaluation of Asian language associate (part-time) faculty. (E)
4. Maintain currency in East Asian Language Pedagogies both online and on-site, and assist in developing and maintaining student and instructional support materials for Asian Languages.
5. Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of curriculum. (E)
6. Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate. (E)
7. Participate in institutional service, which includes college-wide committee work and collegial governance and assorted projects such as outreach and student success initiatives.
8. Maintain currency in the profession and in applicable technologies.
9. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)
10. Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/CriteriaForEvaluation.pdf.
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Master's degree in Japanese; OR
2. Master's degree in Japanese Literature or Japanese Language and Literature (approved comparable degrees at MiraCosta College); OR
3. Bachelor's degree in Japanese AND a Master's degree in another language or linguistics; OR
4. the equivalent. Applicants who do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed above must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf; OR
5. a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter; AND
6. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
1. Commitment to the community college objective of providing lower division instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and willingness to make pedagogical modifications to address equity.
2. Recent experience and demonstrated success in teaching beginning and intermediate level Japanese (first and second year college level Japanese) within the last five years.
3. Demonstrated expertise in East Asian language pedagogy, curriculum development, and assessment.
4. 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.
5. Demonstrated use of communicative, content-based, and task-based methodologies in teaching.
6. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse in Japanese and English.
7. Demonstrated skill in applying current technology in the instruction of Japanese, and experience in online teaching and learning.
8. Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment.
9. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.html).
10. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Working Hours: WORKLOAD AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: This position is a 10-month, 176 day contract. The standard contractual work week for this position is forty (40) hours consisting of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation (contact hours and preparation hours). The remaining time will consist of five (5) student hours (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) institutional service hours. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Japanese and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.
Type of Benefits: SALARY AND BENEFITS: For current salary schedule and salary class descriptions, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/SalaryScheduleAndSalaryClassDescrip2017-18.pdf. MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Special Instructions to Applicants: APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.
Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:
1. Application for Academic Employment.
2. A cover letter specifically describing how you meet the representative duties and desirable qualifications.
3. A separate document (attach this to the "Other Document 1" link) specifically addressing the following:
a. the strategies you use and your role in supporting the student success of students of diverse backgrounds;
b. how your teaching has evolved over the years and what motivated the changes.
4. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience which includes a list of college Japanese courses you have taught, preferably indicating the specific course titles, institutions, and dates.
5. One sample syllabus from a course you have taught in introductory or intermediate Japanese.
6. Two (2) recent, dated letters of recommendation, preferably written within the last two years, including one from a colleague. Letters need not be confidential. If you already have letters of recommendation in your possession, you may attach them yourself when attaching the other required documents in the online application system. If you would prefer, or if your letter writers would prefer to submit a confidential letter, you can enter their names and e-mail addresses in the online system, and the system will send an e-mail requesting them to submit a letter of recommendation via our online system. IMPORTANT: The system will NOT e-mail your letter writers until you have completely finished applying and receive a confirmation number from the system. Therefore, if you use this option, it is recommended that you finish applying at least 7 days prior to the closing date so that your letter writers have enough time to submit their letters. NOTE: Entering your letter writers' names and email addresses in order for them to receive an email generated by the system is a separate step from just listing them in the "References" section of the Application for Academic Employment.
a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf.)
If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2018, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date. All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter.
NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.
-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.
Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.
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) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.
Human Resources Contact Information:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.795.6854
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.
MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.
The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.
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