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INSTRUCTOR OF ESL (English as a Second Language)
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District in San Jose, California
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Date Posted February 12, 2018
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English As Second Language
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Announcement
Position Type:
INSTRUCTOR OF ESL (English as a Second Language)
Position #:
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Master's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)
Opportunity Type:
Language Arts
Posting Date:
First Review Date:
Work Location:
San Jose City College
Position Status:
Academic Position Term:
Regular 100% FTE 10-Months per year
Salary Range:
$67,236 to $86,547 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2016-2017); Maximum Salary Potential $117,002. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.
Benefits Available - Academic/Faculty:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Faculty also receive paid sick leave.
Employment Start date:
Fall 2018
Position Summary:

This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE Tenure Track position as Instructor of ESL (English as a Second Language) in the Division of Language Arts located at San Jose City College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.

This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157. 

Duties and Responsibilities/Specific to Position:
1. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively. 
2. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
3. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
4. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.
5. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district. 
6. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.
7. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
8. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
9. Foster a professional work and learning environment.
10. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 
Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree 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


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 


Master’s degree in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English, Composition, Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, Reading, Speech or any foreign language


*The Equivalent.

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination. 

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.
Desired Qualifications:
1. Experience in instruction of non-credit curriculum, English Foreign Language, high school dual enrollment ESL and/or advanced academic writing. 
2. Experience working with a student population that reflects the demographics of San Jose City College. 
3. Evidence of strong commitment to professional development such as conferences, workshops, committee work, and/or relevant community service. 
4. Experience in developing innovative instructional approaches or best practices that address multiple learning styles. 
5. Knowledge of emerging technologies and their application in learning assistance. 
6. Familiarity with ESL Program design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
7. Experience with using technologies including course management systems.
8. Experience in teaching ESL for vocational and academic purposes at a community college and/or in a combination of IEP (Intensive English Program) and adult education settings in the areas of: reading, composition, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and speaking and listening at various levels for the equivalent of a minimum of a two (2) - year fulltime load.
9. Experience assessing and using assessment results to improve instruction. 
10. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
*Equivalency Information:
Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District's Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if: 1. degrees are not in exact discipline required, 2. if degree is in progress, 3. if degrees were earned at a college/university not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education, and/or 4. if degrees were earned at a college/university outside of the U.S. 

Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete. 

For information on the Equivalency process, copy and paste the link below:

For the Equivalency Application form, copy and paste the link below:

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. All degrees and credits earned outside the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District - Academic/Faculty:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves. 

As of fall 2016, with enrollment of approximately 16,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 41%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State. 

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 18% Hispanic/Latino, 23% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 47% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.
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