English As A Second Language Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

English As A Second Language Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Posting Number: 2014143F

Department: Language Arts CSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: 4F0117

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

College of San Mateo seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. College of San Mateo faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

Start date of this assignment: Fall 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possession of a 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 OR 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 Master’s degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language OR the equivalent (see information below)
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Preference will be given to candidates with:

Subject matter preparation:

1. Successful experience in teaching, or evidence of preparation to teach the full range of ESL courses, including writing, reading, and listening/speaking courses
2. Knowledge and application of effective and innovative pedagogy consistent with current theory and practice
3. Specialized training or certification in teaching composition

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:

In addition to a short classroom teaching demonstration and written skills demonstration that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:
4. A commitment to and proficiency in creating curricula and methods of delivery that align to department practices and student learning outcomes
5. Demonstrated the ability to teach diverse groups of students, including international students
6. The ability to use teaching methods that emphasize cooperation, contextualization, and collaboration, and engage students actively in their studies in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to become critical thinkers and independent learners
7. Ability to apply innovation and technology to a variety of educational settings: campus, community, vocational, and online
8. Leadership or participation in outreach, community partnerships, international student programs and program development
9. Knowledge of and success in working with resources and programs that support student success
10. An understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college, including the mission, vision and values of College of San Mateo
11. A commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning, including the ability to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of one’s own pedagogy and to share such reflection in the spirit of collaboration
12. A commitment to ongoing professional development including participation in an initial, yearlong new faculty development program

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

13. An interest in or willingness to coordinate the ESL Center
14. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, laboratory preparations, and student success
15. A commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date: 03/10/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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