Spanish Faculty Search

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Lake Tahoe Community College announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure-track Spanish faculty in the World Languages department.

Tere cooksThe enrollments in the World Languages department have increased significantly over the last few years, mainly through distance education and the Incarcerated Students Program (ISP) sections. A full-time, tenure-track Spanish faculty position will allow for the stabilization and potential growth of the online program and for continued attention to the highest quality of online instruction. This position will also ensure and help grow face-to-face offerings, particularly in areas central to the core general education and degree pattern requirements. This is a field that addresses the heightened needs for Spanish language skills while supporting the institutional commitment to global and cultural awareness and literacy.

The nature of the position will support and expand elements of the Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) into the regular academic terms with added opportunities for attendees pre- and post- ISSI, or in other ways that might help expand the reputation built and work done in the program for many years. This next Spanish faculty member will join two ISSI co-directors in realizing further potential and academic growth of the ISSI program.

This position is a 177-day contract for fall, spring, and summer quarters with reassigned time to provide academic leadership for the Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI). The work calendar may need to be adjusted as the position and programs grow and change.

World Languages Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned courses in Spanish. Courses may vary by modality: online, face-to-face, and correspondence (ISP). There is an assumption of face-to-face teaching, including in the summer quarter.Grad Friends
  • Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.
  • Develop, maintain, and assess student learning outcomes for appropriate courses; participate in and potentially oversee the use of assessments for ongoing improvement.
  • Assist in developing departmental budget and class schedules.
  • Select textbooks and work with lending library and Open Education Resources to address textbook affordability.
  • Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
  • Consult with appropriate college faculty and participate in college governance and decision-making as appropriate to the faculty role.
  • Explore the feasibility of concurrent and dual enrolled courses in partnership with South Tahoe High School. Develop and teach such courses as appropriate.

Intensive Spanish Summer Institute Academic Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Develop new levels of core courses, mini-courses, and cultural breakout sessions and update current curriculum as needed, particularly considering pre-ISSI and post-ISSI curricular opportunities for ISSI participants and others.
  • Develop online resources.
  • Serve as an academic lead for new curriculum.
  • Explore short-term certificate opportunities for ISSI participants.
  • Investigate expand website information. Work with the Director of Marketing and Communication to explore and expand additional social media and marketing opportunities.
  • Explore program development opportunities and outcomes.
  • Develop expanded online placement tools.
  • Oversee and organize student learning outcomes assessment processes and the use of assessments for ongoing improvement.
  • Assist with developing ISSI budgets and schedules.
  • Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty and staff and provide training and support. (100+ employees)
  • Consult with appropriate departments and positions on campus to ensure success of ISSI program.
  • Assist with program evaluation and effectiveness.
  • Become knowledgeable in all aspects of ISSI program components and tasks.
  • Provide vision and leadership for full-time equivalent student growth in the integration of the World Languages department and ISSI.
  • Lead other departments/programs through expertise on intensive models of instruction.
  • Explore potential study-abroad partnerships to expand ISSI and World Languages departments.
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Lake TahoeMinimum Qualifications

As established by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, Title V Regulations, the candidate must demonstrate that they satisfy the following:

Spanish (Foreign Languages)

  • Master's in Spanish (the language being taught); OR
  • Bachelor's in Spanish (the language being taught) AND Master's in another language or linguistics;
  • OR the equivalent.

NOTE:  Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach Spanish courses at the community college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications

    • Ability to utilize innovative teaching practices, including participatory and critical thinking methodologies.
    • Familiarity with characteristics of community college students.
    • Understanding of small college environment.
    • Interest in and ability to incorporate technology in the teaching/learning process.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to teach in another discipline.
    • Strong social and emotional interpersonal skills.
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Complete applications must be received by noon on Monday, February 25, 2019, to be considered for this opening. LTCC reserves the right to reopen the position or extend the deadline if an adequate applicant pool is not received.
Please click here to apply for this position.

Prepare the following documents to include in your application:
  1. Cover Letter indicating reasons for interest in position (limit to 500 words or one page please)
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Supplemental questions
  4. Transcripts of all post-secondary education (copies acceptable)
Applicants may be required to submit official transcripts upon offer of employment. Every effort should be made in the application to demonstrate the applicant's ability to meet the qualifications listed for the position.
ISSI OverviewOnce submitted, packets will become the property of LTCC and will not be returned. Only completed packets will be considered.

After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for March 21 and 22, 2019. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
Candidates advanced for final interviews for this position must agree to a full background and reference check.
Lake Tahoe Community College adheres to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this position, please call the office of Human Resources at 530-541-4660, ext. 226.
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Soccer playersLTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $51,013 to $79,995 annually dependent upon education and experience, see the faculty salary schedule for further information regarding education and salary placement. Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability.

The Superintendent/President and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

Employment with Lake Tahoe Community College is not official until the selected candidate meets all pre-employment requirements.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
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Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) is an evolving, dynamic, California community college in South Lake Tahoe. The waters and surrounding forests of Lake Tahoe are a national treasure, and the LTCC campus, which serves 16-square-miles on the south shore, is a microcosm of the region’s natural beauty. Located 6,229 feet above sea level, LTCC is Northern California’s highest altitude college. This enthusiastic college community serves students from the bi-state, multi-jurisdictional watershed, including students from neighboring Nevada communities.

Starting Fall 2018, first-time college students attending Lake Tahoe Community College full time will pay absolutely NO tuition for their first year! This Promise is for any Tahoe Basin resident, on either side of the border, living anywhere around the lake. 

Whether you're 19 or 49, if you are a first-time college student and a California resident or AB540 eligible, or a Nevada resident of the Tahoe Basin, you may qualify for:

  • Free tuition for your first year at LTCC
  • Unlimited Tahoe Transportation District bus rides within the South Shore
  • Free tutoring, academic counseling and other support services
bronze coyoteLTCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. In January 2018, LTCC had its accreditation reaffirmed for a seven-year period as the result of a comprehensive evaluation.

LTCC was originally granted accreditation in January 1979. Accreditation status has successfully been maintained ever since through a regular process of self-evaluation and review by the ACCJC. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 35 associate degrees, including 14 associate in arts and science transfer degrees that provide seamless matriculation to four-year institutions. Additionally, the college currently offers 32 certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.

LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
During the last five years, LTCC has served an average of 6,000 students annually: helping them to earn terminal degrees, preparing them for transfer to four-year institutions, instructing them in basic skills, and readying them for successful careers through the college's career and technical education offerings.

As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC: 

Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Girl at ISSIThanks to our community, LTCC has an opportunity to revitalize the campus. A $55 million General Obligation Bond (Measure F) was passed in November 2014. The bond is supporting LTCC renovation and modernization (classrooms, laboratories, and technology), leveraging state capital outlay and scheduled maintenance funding. In addition, the community support of the bond inspired a generous donation from a longtime Tahoe resident, providing for the construction of the Lisa and Robert Maloff University Center. With this exciting new University Center, access to upper-division level educational opportunities and academic support services are made possible through partnerships with other institutions. LTCC is currently in talks with several regional colleges and universities toward the objective of providing collaborative baccalaureate and graduate programs, providing a local gateway to a four-year degree.
The Lisa Maloff University Center at Lake Tahoe Community College officially opened its doors in August of 2018. The University Center offers a higher level of comfort and technology for advanced education, meetings, and special events on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. The 7,000-square-foot space includes four flexible rooms that are fully equipped with the latest technology, including interactive displays, laser projectors, and motion sensing cameras. The building also has a fully integrated executive conference room and an outdoor courtyard that can serve as a hosting area for special events.
Designed as the hub for access to higher education, the University Center provides the most modern and effective instructional, multimedia, and telecommunications equipment available to engage students with. Learn more about the degrees and certificates that are currently available through our University Partners. This innovative facility is also available for organizations and businesses looking for an impressive space to host their meetings in.
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Campus SnowOutdoor recreation is central to the culture and economy of South Lake Tahoe, home to a year-round, residential population of about 24,000. World-class winter skiing, summer mountain biking, hiking, camping, watersports and fishing as well as concerts, sporting events, and entertainment draw state, national, and international tourists/visitors. Students are only minutes away from 3 of the 14 ski resorts located around the lake. The sun shines an average of 249 days each year, giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevadas.

The Lake Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the “jewel” of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. The Regional Plan, last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to Lake Tahoe and sustainable communities.
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Student AmbassadorsFor inquiries regarding the submission of application materials online, contact:
Human Resources
Lake Tahoe Community College
530-541-4660, extension 226
Fax: 530-541-8611 
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