Instructor, Noncredit ESL (English Language Learning)
Located in Huntington Beach, California, Golden West College is a two-year, medium-sized college, serving over 18,000 students on a 122-acre campus. GWC offers over 60 Associate degrees, a strong university transfer program, more than 40 Career and Technical Education certificates, community education, and extensive student support services. Founded in 1966, Golden West College has been widely-recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its students. For the last two years, Golden West College has been named a "Champion of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer" by The Campaign for College Opportunity in recognition of its extraordinary work in awarding and implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) to help students achieve their educational and professional goals.
Golden West College (GWC) welcomes a diverse pool of candidates and has an unwavering commitment to quality education, equitable outcomes, inclusive practices and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for all positions at our college share our devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.
Additionally, GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). GWC engages in regular professional development opportunities and partnerships so we can best serve disproportionately impacted groups. Additionally, the college supports equity minded programs as well as a full calendar of culturally responsive events. For up-to-date information on our student demographic and more, please see the following link: Golden West College Scorecard
Golden West College is part of the Coast Community College District, a multi-college district that includes Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College. Information about GWC can be found at www.goldenwestcollege.edu.
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.
1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (f):
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.
- 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.
For a full-time, two-semester position a maximum starting range of $54,626 to $93,132 is offered, based on the 2019-2020 salary schedule of $54,626 to $130,233. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,186 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. Individual's interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Reference AP 7120C – A complete application must include the following:
- District Online Application
- Responses to Supplemental Questions
- Cover letter addressing the applicant's qualifications, including desirable qualifications for the subject(s) to be taught
- All unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts with degree posted
- Equivalency Request Form and supporting documentation (if applicable). Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit/upload an Application for Equivalency form (located at www.cccd.edu/employment) in addition to all other required materials (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
- Documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered
Submit application on-line 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.
- 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.
- 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 to 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
- The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their education and experience.
- 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 a candidate's education and experience. Additional factors include but are 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 onboarding 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 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 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
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 provide 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.