Instructor, Noncredit ESL (English Language Learning)

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Golden West College


Instructor, Noncredit ESL (English Language Learning)

Job# 15-G-20

Salary: $54,626.00 - $130,233.00 Annually

Deadline: 11/18/2019



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Golden West College is currently seeking ­­a full-time tenure track ­­­Noncredit ESL Instructor commencing with the 2020 spring semester.  The primary teaching assignment involves vocational, noncredit ESL instruction.  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 or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of ­English as a Second Language.

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

1. Provide instruction in Noncredit ESL in accordance with established course outlines.

2. Provide leadership in the development and revision of Noncredit ESL curriculum.

3. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

4. Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area.

5. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

6. 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; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

7. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.

8. Participate in student recruitment and community engagement.

9. Develop and maintain community partnerships.

10. Serve as a lead in faculty trainings in the subject matter.


Qualifications and Physical Demands


1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (f): 


a. Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area. 

b. Bachelor's degree in teaching English as a second language, or teaching English to speakers of other languages.

c. 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.

d. Bachelor's degree with any of the majors specified in subparagraph (c.) 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.

e. Possession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in English as a second language.

f. 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. 


2. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

3. Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

4. Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.

Desirable Qualification:

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.

Professional experience in teaching noncredit and/or vocational ESL in an adult education setting.

Evidence of student success in teaching ESL.

Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in a post-secondary setting.

Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.

Evidence of an ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual and class.

Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.

Experience in establishing successful linkages or pathways between academic programs and student services.

Experience in developing curriculum and assessments for noncredit and/or vocational ESL programs.

Fluency in more than one language.

Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in 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 as a whole.

Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.






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Posted: 10/21/2019
Application Due: 11/18/2019
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Salary: $54,626.00 - $130,233.00 Annually