English (ESOL): Contract Instructor (City College)

San Diego, San Diego County
Feb 27, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

San Diego Community College District

English (ESOL): Contract Instructor (City College)

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Classification Title
English (ESOL): Contract Instructor (City College)

Working Title
Assistant Professor, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

City College

Pay Information
10-Month Contract Position

The salary range for this Assistant Professor level position is $5,329.73 – $6,803.29 per month. Note that all new faculty hired by the SDCCD start at the Assistant Professor level. The highest monthly base starting salary would be $6,803.29 with a PhD. Overload assignments are paid based on contract parity using the Adjunct/Overload College Classroom and Non-Classroom, Schedules B and C. Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Assistant Professors may earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor.

With promotions through Associate and Professor levels based upon mastery in the field, teaching of that knowledge, a PhD or equivalent, successful evaluations and tenure track experience, the top range would be $11,086.15. For further information, please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement and more information about terms and conditions of employment which includes salary, benefits and comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement.

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FLSA Status
Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Bargaining Unit
AFT/College Faculty


Position Type

School of Arts, Hum, Comm & Telecomm

The Position
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at San Diego City College beginning Fall 2014. One of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus, minutes away from a world-class zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and career-technical offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. Assignment may include day, evening, and/or Saturday responsibilities. In addition, this pool may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the 2014-15 academic year.

Major Responsibilities
The ESOL Instructor reports to the Dean of Arts & Humanities. Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages. Responsibilities may include teaching courses off-campus, as well as on the City College campus. The instructor must fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with the San Diego Community College District job description. The instructor will also assist in the development and review of curriculum, serve on College and District committees, participate in various departmental and College activities and maintain office hours for student advisement. The College encourages and supports creativity and professional growth, expecting the successful candidate to demonstrate career objectives consistent with the College’s mission.

Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions

  1. 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,

  2. Bachelor’s degree in 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; OR,

  3. The equivalent; OR,

  4. Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Basic Education.

Equivalency: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page (https://www.sdccdjobs.com). You will need to complete and upload this form with your on-line application.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will have demonstrated:

  • Academic preparation and experience in teaching ESOL to refugee and immigrant adult students.

  • Academic preparation and experience in teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking in ESOL courses.

  • Ability and experience in adapting teaching methods to the changing needs of diverse students, including generation 1.5 students.

  • Knowledge of placement and classroom assessment, and their application to ESOL students.

  • Ability to make effective teaching presentations using appropriate and current pedagogies and methodologies.

  • Demonstrated experience in other areas in addition to teaching that could benefit City College, such as curriculum development, professional development or academic leadership.

  • Ability to assume some coordination responsibilities in an ESOL program and to work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of community colleges and the responsibilities of its faculty in realizing this mission.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Continuing professional growth in ESOL and/or related areas.

  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in teaching ESOL in a community college setting

  • Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

[[If possess] California Community College Instructor Credential in Basic Education (valid for life)

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions
Variable, depending on assignment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

  1. CURRICULUM VITAE emphasizing experience, teaching effectiveness, education, training, and abilities directly related to the position; AND

  2. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Legible Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts that clearly state the institution name and degree(s) received. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.

[If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at https://www.sdccdjobs.com

[If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at https://www.sdccdjobs.com

[If applicable] LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Any applicable documentation

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.

  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

  • Conditions of Employment:

  • Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;

  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;

  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);

  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);

  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND

  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

  • Job Open Date

    To apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/4509