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Foreign Languages Instructor (Part-Time Faculty Pool)

Ohlone College
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Foreign Languages and Literatures

Foreign Languages Instructor (Part-Time Faculty Pool)

Salary: $73.16 - $123.23 Hourly
Location: Fremont Campus - Newark Center - and/or eCampus
Job Type: Part-Time Temporary
Job Number: 202300044
Division: Language, Communication, and Deaf Studies
Department: Foreign Languages
Opening Date: 09/07/2023
Bargaining Unit: United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO)

Ideal Candidate Statement

Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.

The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of "A World of Cultures United in Learning" and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Position Description

We are currently hiring part-time faculty for fall semester 2024 to teach Chinese/Mandarin courses. 

Ohlone College is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for temporary part-time teaching assignments. Assignments may include day, evening and weekend courses and may be in-person, online or hybrid.

Part-time faculty job postings are continuous recruitments used to create applicant pools to fill part-time temporary teaching assignments on an as-needed basis. Academic Divisions/Departments will refer to the pool of applications on file as need arises. Applications are accepted year-round and will remain in the pool for two years.

You will be contacted by the hiring manager should the Academic Division/Department be interested in scheduling an interview.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach Foreign Languages in accordance with post-secondary level established course outlines.
  2. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes, and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
  3. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
  4. Create an equity-based and welcoming classroom environment.
  5. Perform duties described in Board policy, the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) contact, the Faculty Handbook, and as assigned at the Fremont Campus and Newark Center, online via the eCampus, and/or other designated locations.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's in the language being taught;
Bachelor's in the language being taught ANDMaster's in another language or linguistics;
the equivalent;
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of being an equity-based and anti-racist institution, and providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests;
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

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Desirable Qualifications
  1. Teaching experience at the community college level desired but not required.
  2. Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
  3. Experience creating socially conscious syllabi, equitable classroom materials and inclusive pedagogical practices to promote an inclusive environment.
  4. Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one's relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
  5. Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
  6. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  7. Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Required Application Materials
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae;
  2. A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications, personal/professional qualities, and how you would apply a commitment to diversity as you conduct your responsibilities in this position;
  3. A list of three (3) professional references including name, position, organization, phone number, email, and relationship to the applicant;
  4. Unofficial copies of all college transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency form with all related documents must accompany the application or your application will not be considered. The equivalency form can be found on our website at: (Download PDF reader)

Foreign Transcripts

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within theUSA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Here is a list of approved foreign degree evaluations services: (Download PDF reader)

District Statement

Founded in 1967, Ohlone College is named in honor of the early Ohlone People who inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area. Ohlone College is committed to providing a high-quality education to serve our diverse population of over 15,000 students per year. Ohlone College is nationally recognized for our Deaf Studies and Interpreter Preparation programs, and is widely known for our nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, biomedical science, and smart manufacturing programs. As a learning community, we embrace and champion inclusivity, integrity, student expression, global citizenship, and continuous improvement.

Ohlone College is one of the top-ranked community colleges in California, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our campuses in Fremont and Newark are centrally located in the East Bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. This region is known as a hub of innovation and economic activity, and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing, biomedical research, and clean energy companies in California, including Tesla, Meta, Seagate, and Lam Research.

The main campus in Fremont is located near Interstate 680 at the base of Mission Peak, just south of the historic Mission San Jose, and is the primary gateway to year-round hiking, biking, and hang gliding in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located near Interstate 880 in a hub of new residential and commercial development. The two campuses are connected by shuttle to each other and the Warm Springs BART station, which offers convenient access to public transit throughout the Bay Area.

EEO Statement

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.

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