English as a Second Language – Instructor

Chemeketa Community College
Salem, Oregon
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time Instructor-English as a Second Language

Position Summary

The ESL/ENL Program at Chemeketa Community College serves approximately 3,000 students and produces about 290 student FTE each year. The mission of the program is to provide high-quality, rigorous instruction to adults who need to improve their English proficiency to attain their goals of employment, advancement in employment, or transition to post-secondary education or training. Instruction in the Chemeketa ESOL Program is provided in English by qualified professionals using a variety of instructional techniques. The program collaborates with community partners throughout the Chemeketa Community College district, Career and Technical programs, and community service providers to prepare English Language Learners for local employment opportunities and for college. The typical assignment of this ESOL instructor will consist of 15 weekly teaching/contact hours in the evening which may include all language skills at various levels of English proficiency. Instructors are expected to teach assigned classes, assess and advise ESL students, and collaborate with colleagues and community partners in program development and curriculum design. The college provides many opportunities for innovation in curriculum development and teaching, including a multi-media language lab, computer labs, writing lab, etc. 

Terms of Employment:

This is a 100%, 180-day faculty assignment. This assignment is subject to budget approval.
Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire
Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which includes evenings and/or weekends.  This position is predominantly an evening position. 
Upon hire must pass security inquiry which may include criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered

Salary Placement: 
Initial salary placement would rarely extend beyond step 3, $47,612/annually 

Closing Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

Why Chemeketa?

You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our vision to transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve

Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 50,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens. Full-time enrollment increased by 35% in the last five years.

Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training.

We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer

The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements).  Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).


$44,798.00 - $78,142.00/Annually


Master's degree in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) or related field, with course work in ESL methods and/or linguistics required. Equivalent of 5 years of ESL full-time teaching experience in a community college, language institute, or university setting required. Documented ability to relate to adult learners of varied ages, nationalities, and ethnic groups.


The ability to teach beginning through advanced level academic transition ESOL classes to adult students with a range of educational backgrounds. Experience working with English language learners preparing for new employment or training. Experience developing and delivering ESOL curriculum and the ability to pilot, evaluate and revise course offerings in collaboration with a diverse team and effectively use a variety of instructional approaches and materials. The ability to use appropriate technology for instruction, communication, and data gathering. A commitment to understanding, developing, and providing a learning environment that supports diversity. A commitment to promoting and applying Chemeketa's teaching and learning values

Application Process: To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at http://hr.chemeketa.edu.  

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