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English-ESL Faculty, Full-Time

Community College of Philadelphia
Main Campus

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English-ESL Faculty, Full-Time

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General Description:

The Department of English invites applications for full-time tenure-track ESL for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Community College of Philadelphia has been offering English as a Second Language (ESL) to students from all over the world for more than 40 years and is fast becoming a number one destination for English Language Learners in the region. With more than 800 students from more than 50 countries, we understand the questions and needs that are unique to our diverse student body, and unlike most other ESL programs, CCP offers financial aid for academic ESL courses to eligible students.

The College’s Academic ESL course sequence develops students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in order to prepare them for success in navigating life in the U.S. and in pursuing further education. Courses are delivered in person at our Main Campus and our Northeast Regional Center (NERC); in addition to synchronous or in hybrid formats. Most of our courses are offered in 15-week terms, and a few are offered in 7-week terms. Additionally, the Academic ESL course offerings include morning, afternoon, or evening courses in order to accommodate the varying needs of our students.

The English Department at Community College of Philadelphia is a professional organization of nearly 300- full- and part-time faculty members teaching over 750 sections of courses each term on the Main Campus and our Regional Centers. We provide instruction in developmental reading and writing, English as a second language (ESL), college writing, literature, communication studies, mass media, theater, and creative writing. We offer Associate of Arts degrees in Communication Studies/Mass Media, English, and Theater. Our curriculum helps prepare students for careers in broadcast and print journalism, screenwriting, public relations, advertising, education marketing, and theater.

College Intro:

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, predominantly Black institution and a minority-serving institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. CCP’s Strategic Plan affirms the College’s long-standing commitment to quality, access, affordability and upward mobility while including an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. This plan firmly plants student success at the center of all efforts, establishing the means for each student to achieve their goals.
Teaching faculty are an integral part of the larger Academic and Student Success Division at CCP including Workforce Development or Career Training. The Academic and Student Success Division is a community of learners committed to student success as demonstrated through equitable and measurable outcomes, innovative practices, relevant curriculum, quality learning, and a rewarding student experience. As a minority-serving institution, CCP faculty contribute significantly to our collective efforts to improve student success and eliminate racial equity gaps through the utilization of inclusive and high-quality teaching practices.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.

  • Actively participate in the academic life of the College; including participation in graduation, recruitment events, general assemblies, student life activities and other cross functional teams. Create learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school students.

  • Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.

  • Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.

  • Full participation in the assessment of student learning and student learning outcomes at the course, program, and institution levels.

  • Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Maintain office hours to meet with students outside of the classroom and respond to questions or concerns.

  • Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Art/Master of Sciences in TESOL or closely-related field.

  • Knowledge of educational technology and experience teaching online course required.

  • Two years of experience teaching ESL to college-level students required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience teaching diverse student populations and addressing equity gaps.

  • Demonstrated experience teaching within a community college.

  • Bilingual or other language proficiency.

Work Location:

Main Campus

Benefits Summary:

“Success Starts Here” at Community College of Philadelphia. We recognize that our success as a college and the success of our students starts with our employees. Our employees are vital to our success. Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive offer of benefits that are unrivaled by most.
Full-time faculty and staff benefits include:
· College-paid medical, dental, drug, life and disability insurance
· Tuition remission (for classes at the college)
· Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
· 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution with employee contribution 5%
· Flexible spending accounts
· Paid vacation, holiday and personal time
· Partial remote work schedule for remote work eligible positions
Additional College benefits:
· Winter break: 1 week around the third week in December and New Years
· Spring Break: 1 week in March
· Summer Hours: 4-day work week (closed on Fridays) from the 2nd week in May through the 3rd week in August
For More information about the College benefits and eligibility based on employee class, please visit:

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5 or 6

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of all required background checks and clearances.

Community College of Philadelphia welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the College community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The College prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.


Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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