Spanish Instructor (2 positions)





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$7,471.29 - $11,097.09 monthly


Pasadena City College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Spanish Instructor commencing with the 2023-2024 academic year. 

We are looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our diverse student population.  At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that includes every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. PCC is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values. 

At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses.   

  • We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice.
  • We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities. 
  • Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations. 
  • We seek candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population.
  • We seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values. 

We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students.  Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.


  • Teach classes in this discipline/area.  The program has four levels of language instruction plus courses in conversation, composition, civilization and literature.
  • Participate in professional development activities that support best practices for teaching a diverse population of both major and non-major students.
  • Participate in the evaluation, revision, and development of the curriculum.
  • Participate in the recruitment, outreach, and development of internship opportunities for students.
  • Participate with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes.  Use the results to improve teaching and learning.
  • Undertake the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member.
  • Participate in divisional and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities.



  • Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities.
  • Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas.
  • Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community.
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles.
  • Knowledgeable about culturally sustaining pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, and Indigenous groups who are historically underrepresented and underserved.
  • Recent experience working with minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shapes patterns of participation and outcomes.
  • Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning techniques.


Master’s degree in Spanish. 
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish AND master’s degree in another language or linguistics; 
Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC’s Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.  


  • Demonstrated proficiency in teaching at the community college level and/or similar institutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach all transfer levels of Spanish speaking and listening, writing, reading and grammar.
  • Ability to teach Latin American literature and culture.
  • Experience developing and teaching on-line curriculum and knowledge of course management systems, e.g. Canvas.
  • Ability to teach courses in the College’s dual enrollment program.

Cómo solicitar 

Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access.  Applications completed and received by 11:59 p.m. on April 21, 2023 will receive full consideration. 

For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application.  An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.

  • Complete application for employment indicating your career experiences and your abilities as they relate to this position.
  • Cover letter that addresses your qualifications for this position.  Please include the ways you meet each of the items listed under the “Responsibilities/Duties”, “Minimum Qualifications”, “Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities”, and “Desirable/Preferred Qualifications”. Include an Equity, diversity, and inclusion statement that describes your past and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Detailed resume/curriculum vitae (CV).

After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.


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