Instructor, Spanish

Instructor, Spanish


Initial Review Date: 01/24/23**

**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Spanish, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:



  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


Teach a full-time assignment in Spanish, at all course levels, which may include day, evening or weekend courses. The assignments will include in-person courses, as well as online and hybrid courses that meet synchronously and asynchronously. Advise and assist student, develop strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population and facilitate student retention and success. Foster the growth and success of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective and culturally responsive teaching methodologies, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions. Assist the Dean with planning and scheduling courses for the Spanish Department and with tasks related to faculty development within the Department. Assist in the development and revision of curricula, completing Studies Learning Outcome Assessment Cycles (SLOACs), and the Spanish Department Program Reviews. Maintain disciplinary and pedagogical currency and the capacity to effectively engage students from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic, linguistic, gender, sexual orientations, and ability backgrounds.

Standard duties expected of all faculty members include development and evaluation of curricula, engagement in divisional equity activities, maintaining scheduled office hours, attendance at division and department meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of a full-time instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on District and College committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.




  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A Master's degree in Spanish OR Bachelor's degree in Spanish AND Master's degree in another language or linguistics OR the equivalent.




  1. Master's degree in Spanish.
  2. Native or equivalent proficiency in Spanish.
  3. In-depth knowledge of global Spanish-speaking cultures, including: traits of the regional dialects of Spanish (e.g., vocabulary, pronunciation, grammatical variations); historical and contemporary social, political, economic, environmental issues; lifestyles; artistic expressions; and cultural contributions.
  4. Coursework or training in language pedagogy and effective instructional methodologies.
  5. Ability to engage in critical and equity pedagogies.
  6. Knowledge of curriculum development that highlights the importance and contributions of Spanish-speaking cultures and/or fosters heritage Spanish speakers.
  7. Experience teaching Spanish at the high school level or higher to students from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic, linguistic, gender, sexual orientations, and ability backgrounds, especially in a community college setting.
  8. Demonstrated ability in the use of current learning technologies and effective language teaching strategies and styles that are creative, contextualized, interactive and conducive to the assessment of student outcome.
  9. Experience drafting Student Learning Outcomes, collecting assessment data on their achievement, reflecting on, analyzing, and interpreting the data to improve teaching and learning.
  10. Commitment to implementing cooperative learning group structures, student community-service-learning and civic engagement experiences that address the multiple learning modalities of diverse student populations.
  11. Strong commitment to working collaboratively as a member of a team to advance educational equity (e.g. adoption of open educational resources, retention strategies, tutoring/mentoring opportunities) and the missions of the Division and of the College to promote a civic capacity for global, cultural, social, and environmental justice.





  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)



  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.




  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $67,090.00 - $110,186.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

To apply, visit

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