Instructor English Language Learning (1 year temporary contract)

Job description


Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, one-year, temporary faculty member in English as a Second Language (ESL) & English Language Learning (ELL) commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of ELL. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed.

The Literature and Language division shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility", "Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves" and "Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students". Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).

Orange Coast College's Literature and Languages Division is home to the departments of English, English as a Second Language, Journalism, Communication Studies and World Languages (including French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish). The division offers a variety of core courses that thousands of OCC students take every year for their personal enrichment and to pursue degrees, certificates and transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) department at OCC is committed to providing a comprehensive education in English reading, writing and oral skills to speakers of other languages so that they can reach personal, educational and professional goals and enjoy success as members of the global community of English speakers. Serving both resident and international students, the ESL program promotes cultural diversity, good citizenship, global awareness and human dignity.

Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Teach assigned courses in English as a Second Language at all levels, specifically noncredit English Language Learning (ELL)/Adult Education classes, addressing all skills including grammar, reading, composition, pronunciation (IPA), listening, conversation, and academic note-taking
  2. Serve as faculty advisor for new and returning students in noncredit ELL courses; assist in assessment, placement, and norming of ELL/ESL students
  3. Actively work with the Project Director of Adult Education to identify and develop pathways from noncredit ELL courses to credit ESL courses, certificate and degree programs and the workforce
  4. Schedule noncredit ELL courses, in collaboration with Project Director of Adult Education and with the approval of Division Dean
  5. Work with the Adult Education Office to ensure ELL students complete CASAS pre and post-tests, as required by state
  6. Develop and revise curriculum for noncredit courses and programs, including programs tied to career education
  7. Develop new assessments and work with existing assessments to assist students in their short and long-term goal planning, in collaboration with the Adult Education Counselor
  8. Assist in the recruitment and retention of noncredit/adult education students
  9. Participate in the Program Review process to assess the ESL Department's level of need for resources and support
  10. Develop, maintain, and coordinate ELL instructional materials, Burlington English online software, and other resources
  11. Participate in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs)
  12. Actively participate in campus-wide committees and work with the Adult Education Department and District Adult Education Consortium
  13. Collaborate with instructors and administrators at local adult schools to align noncredit courses and programs to help students successfully transition to college
  14. Assist with the design and delivery of program events, activities, trainings, meetings, and orientations for part-time faculty, staff, and students
  15. Actively and effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators in regular program, department, college, and district functions, including scheduled meetings
  16. Use appropriate technology as instructional, communication, and data gathering tools, and integrate technology into curriculum and instruction
  17. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  18. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member, including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; post and maintain scheduled office hours; and participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide committees as assigned.
Qualifications and Physical Demands


  • Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4):
  1. Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
  2. Bachelor's degree in teaching English as a second language, or teaching English o speakers of other languages; OR
  3. Bachelor's degree in education, English, linguistics, applied linguistics, any foreign language, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, or speech; and a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
  4. Bachelor's degree with any of the majors specified in subparagraph (2) above; and one year of experience teaching English as a second language in an accredited institution; and a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first two years of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
  5. Possession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in English as a second language; OR
  6. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.
Please see Additional Information below to determine if you need to submit an Application for
  • Evidence of responsiveness to, and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.
  • Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach ESL/ELL students at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, grammar, and composition courses; at least two years of successful noncredit ESL/ELL teaching experience at a community college
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the student populations served
  • Experience working with and motivating students from a variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds
  • Ability to adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles and draw on expertise in using current best practices for instructional effectiveness
  • Knowledge of and experience adapting and integrating lab and online resources for instructional enhancement
  • Knowledge of second language methodologies to teach and explain second language errors
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • Active participation in TESOL and other professional organizations
  • Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching, particularly as it relates to the relevance of English to students' lives, interests, and communities
  • Desire and demonstrated an ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Conditions of Employment

(Fall 2019 start date) For a full-time, temporary, two-semester, non-tenure track position a maximum starting range of $52,394 to $89,326 is offered, based on the 2018-2019 salary schedule of
$52,394 to $124,911. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,056 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 ).
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., June 18, 2019. Application materials must be electronically submitted online at Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered. Additional Information

Reference AP 7120C – A complete application may include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and detailed responses, as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).
  • A cover letter addressing your teaching philosophy and how you meet the desirable qualifications of the position (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae of professional experience, educational background, and teaching experience. (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended) Equivalency Request Form and supporting documentation, if applicable.
    • How to determine if you need Equivalency? Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as stated in the job posting, but feel they have a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to the state minimum qualifications, must attach a completed Application for Equivalency Form (which can be downloaded at to their online application, along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials.
  • Documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered.
Submit an application online at:

Coast Community College District – Human Resources 1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714.
  1. All online applications received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  2. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview at the college. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense. During the campus visit, each candidate will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
  3. The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical demonstration.
  4. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited to the campus for a second level interview.
  5. The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  6. The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their education and experience.
  7. The start date will be determined by the hiring manager depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.

  • To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  • During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.
  • The College does not return materials submitted in the application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).
  • Official transcripts will be requested by Human Resources during the 'new hire' process.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in a transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and, equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.




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Posted: 5/16/2019
Application Due: 6/18/2019
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