Instruct ESL courses, including all levels of noncredit ESL, ESL credit writing courses, and language lab.
For this position, employees must have at least one of the following:
1. Master’s degree or higher in TESL, TESOL, applied linguistics with a TESL emphasis, linguistics with a TESL emphasis, English with a TESL emphasis, or education with a TESL emphasis from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Bachelor’s degree in TESL, TESOL, English with a TESL certificate, linguistics with a TESL certificate, applied linguistics with a TESL certificate, or any foreign language with a TESL certificate AND a Master’s degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bi-cultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language from an accredited college or university; OR
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above .
- A minimum of two (2) years (full or part-time) of recent and successful teaching experience in ESL at the college level.
- Knowledge of and experience in working with technology in the ESL classroom and/or ESL/language laboratory.
- Knowledge of current ESL teaching methodologies and language acquisition theories.
- Possession of native or native-like speaker fluency in spoken and written English.
- Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
- Community College teaching experience in ESL at a variety of levels, from basic skills through college preparation classes, including noncredit ESL (AESL) and/or credit academic ESL.
- Experience writing ESL curriculum, particularly noncredit ESL courses, including VESL.
- Familiarity with ESL department coordination and program development.
- Knowledge of and experience in developing and maintaining Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).
- Experience in developing and/or using technology-based ESL curriculum/materials, including LMS (Canvas), that can be used in a class environment and/or by students independently, such as in a lab or an online setting.
- Professional involvement in the field of TESOL/ESL.
- Knowledge of and fluency in a language other than English.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Instruct ESL courses, including all levels of noncredit ESL, ESL credit writing courses, and language lab. Teach both day and evening classes. Serve with other full-time ESL faculty as a resource in the ESL Department for part-time faculty and for the college at large. Participate in department meetings and program development. Participate in ESL Program responsibilities including, but not limited to, curriculum development and review, program review, Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), and program/course coordination. Participate in assessment, challenge, and placement activities including validation of ESL assessment instruments, coordination and training of raters for the ESL Writing Assessment, and holistic scoring of writing samples for student placement. Serve on college-wide committees and work with other departments and community partners to support student success. Maintain currency in TESOL.