Instructor English Language Learning (1 year temporary contract)

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Orange Coast College


Instructor English Language Learning (1 year temporary contract)

Job# 23-O-20

Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually

Deadline: 06/18/19 


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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:

• 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

• Serve as faculty advisor for new and returning students in noncredit ELL courses; assist in assessment, placement, and norming of ELL/ESL students

• 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

• Schedule noncredit ELL courses, in collaboration with Project Director of Adult Education and with the approval of Division Dean

• Work with the Adult Education Office to ensure ELL students complete CASAS pre and post-tests, as required by state

• Develop and revise curriculum for noncredit courses and programs, including programs tied to career education

• 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

• Assist in the recruitment and retention of noncredit/adult education students

• Participate in the Program Review process to assess the ESL Department's level of need for resources and support

• Develop, maintain, and coordinate ELL instructional materials, Burlington English online software, and other resources

• Participate in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs)

• Actively participate in campus-wide committees and work with the Adult Education Department and District Adult Education Consortium

• Collaborate with instructors and administrators at local adult schools to align noncredit courses and programs to help students successfully transition to college

• Assist with the design and delivery of program events, activities, trainings, meetings, and orientations for part-time faculty, staff, and students

• Actively and effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators in regular program, department, college, and district functions, including scheduled meetings

• Use appropriate technology as instructional, communication, and data gathering tools, and integrate technology into curriculum and instruction

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics

• 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 Equivalency.

• 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.






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Job No: 23-O-20
Posted: 5/16/2019
Application Due: 6/18/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually