Full Time Instructor - Spanish
El Camino College - Torrance, CA

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Principle teaching assignment in elementary, intermediate, advanced and/or conversational Spanish language courses. Forty-hour faculty workweek to include fifteen lecture hours teaching, office hours, faculty meetings, student activities, preparation/research, and other curriculum and program-related activities. A commitment to consistent participation on department, division, and college committees is expected. Applicants must be available for screening and final interviews and must present a brief teaching demonstration and complete a short writing assignment in Spanish.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Spanish; OR

  • Bachelor's degree in Spanish AND Master's in another language or linguistics; OR

  • The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualifications as stated above must explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

  • Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject (per California Education Code 87355 issued prior to July 1, 1990); AND

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and of individuals with disabilities.

  • Master's degree in Spanish.

  • Native or near-native fluency in the Spanish language.

  • Recent college-level teaching experience.

  • Familiarity with current foreign language teaching strategies, methods, and materials.

  • Academic preparation in the culture and society of the language being taught.

  • Skills and knowledge in the use of virtual technologies, including foreign language software applications.


Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2013 – 2014 academic year, beginning August 21, 2013. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and social security card.


The starting salary ranges from $59,426 - $81,624 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.


An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application.

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America 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 the USA.

5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3474 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The college will be closed on the following dates: January 21, February 8 and 18, 2013.

Closing Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:59 p. m.

Interview Expenses

Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

Compensation and Benefit Highlights

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.

Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.


Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.

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