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English as a Second Language Instructor (One or More)

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English as a Second Language Instructor (One or More)


English as a Second Language (SC-053-025)


10 Months/Year

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20-Saddleback College

Minimum Qualifications::

For this position, employees must have at least one of the following:

1. Master’s degree or higher 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 from an accredited college or university; OR
2. 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 a Master’s degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bi-cultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language from an accredited college or university; OR
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above . Applicants must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications::

Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of:

  • Minimum of three (3) years (full or part‐time) recent and successful teaching experience at the college level. Experience must include teaching assignments at all levels of ESL from basic skills through college‐preparation courses, including advanced academic writing.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Community college teaching experience in credit and non‐credit ESL.
  • Master’s degree in TESL, and/or significant academic work and experience in the subject listed in the Summary of Duties and Responsibilities below.
  • Experience teaching ESL to students from diverse backgrounds relating to academic preparation, socioeconomic level, age, religion, ethnicity and culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a classroom instructor of ESL at all levels from basic skills through college preparation classes.
  • Experience and expertise in teaching writing skills at all levels, with particular emphasis on advanced and college-level writing.
  • Experience collaborating with English composition instructors.
  • Evidence of leadership ability in ESL or ESL-related areas in community colleges such as past department chair experience, faculty mentoring, program coordination, participating on hiring committees, conducting faculty performance reviews, scheduling faculty assignments and grant writing.
  • Evidence of active participation in outreach efforts such as creating promotional materials, giving presentations, collaborating with counselors and other departments, and updating webpages.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working on committees or team projects and collaborating with other departments and divisions.
  • Knowledge of mandates and legislation affecting both credit and non-credit ESL programs.
  • Evidence of professional involvement and contributions in the field of TESL/ESL.
  • Knowledge of Canvas LMS and online education methodologies.
  • Knowledge of and ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom and through distance delivery modes, as appropriate.
  • Experience developing, revising, and evaluating ESL curriculum.
  • Knowledge of and experience in developing and maintaining student learning outcomes (SLOs).
  • Knowledge and experience in ESL testing, validation, placement methods, and program review.
  • Knowledge of ESL teaching methodologies, language acquisition theories, and ESL instructional materials.
  • Knowledge of and fluency in a language other than English.
  • Assignment may include day, evening, or weekend classes.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities::

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective bargaining agreement.
Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.

Teach English as a Second Language courses and related courses to a diverse student population.

Instruct all levels and skills of ESL, particularly ESL writing and ESL multiskills classes.

Actively participate in outreach projects such as creating promotional materials, giving presentations, meeting with counselors and community partners, updating webpages to promote the ESL program.

Participate in assessment and placement activities, including holistic scoring of writing samples, test validation, student learning outcome research.

Initiate and/or participate in special projects and grants.

Serve with other full-time ESL faculty as a resource person in the ESL Department for part-time faculty and for the college at large.

Serve on college-wide committees and work with other departments and community partners to improve student success and lead efforts in ESL on campus and in the community.

Participate in general faculty functions related to the education program and in-service programs.
This teaching position may include both day and evening classes, in-person and online classes, and program coordination responsibilities.
Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and division meetings.

Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the division, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.

Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner. Comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.

Application Procedure: To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded at· A completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience, and references.· A current resume and/or curriculum vitae.
· Cover letter.
· Three letters of recommendation.· Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution. For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire. Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: at the time of application.
Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted. All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense. Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the day the position closes. Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted. For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at or call (949) 582-4850. Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S. SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas.

Selection Procedure: A screening committee will review application materials which are complete and received by the deadline. A limited number of applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview at their own expense. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. Compensation and Fringe Benefits: Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule (see Wages for salary placement criteria in the Academic Employee Master Agreement located under Contracts on the District website). The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits which includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, long-term disability plan, and legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

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Full Time, Tenure Track

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The South Orange County Community College District, founded in 1967, is one of 72 community college districts in California. It is a multi-campus district comprised of Saddleback College in the City of Mission Viejo, Irvine Valley College (IVC) in the City of Irvine, and the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP) in the City of Tustin. With its strong ties to the 25 communities it serves, South Orange County Community College District links higher education to the quality of life and economic vitality of Orange County while helping generations of residents to fulfill their learning aspirations. South Orange County Community College District currently serves over 40,000 students each semester and employs more than 2,500 faculty and staff.

Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College are accredited, offering associate degrees and providing academic major prerequisites that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. Critical career technical education programs, popular continuing education courses, and exciting cultural opportunities are also available at each campus.

Distinguished faculty from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and Irvine Valley College in Irvine provide students with rigorous academic classes, as well as state-of-the-art professional, vocational and skills training. Students, ranging in age from teens to retirees, receive cutting edge, “real world” training, making them highly competitive in the job market. For older, retired students, the Emeritus Institutes offers challenging and enriching special interest courses covering a broad spectrum of educational topics. Vibrant Community Education programs provide myriad lifelong learning opportunities for community members of all ages. Our newest campus, the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP), opened in Tustin the Fall of 2007 by offering courses from Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies.

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