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English as a Second Language (ESL): Contract Instructor - Non-Credit

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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 resumés 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. Complete online application;
  2. Resume emphasizing experience, teaching effectiveness, education, training and abilities related to the position;
  3. College/University Transcripts of all coursework/degrees completed; AND
  4. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (within Online Application): Please provide at least three (3) professional references. Reference information includes name, company name, position title, phone number, e-mail address, and relationship to the applicant. [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, especially if mentioned in the Licenses/Certificates/Credentials field. 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.

Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application to make changes, however you will be able to view the application if submitted prior to the deadline. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email jobs@sdccd.edu.
  • 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 the same e-mail used to submit the application: it is the applicant’s responsibility to frequently check their email for correspondence.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Posting Details

    Posting Details (Default Section)

    Closing Date: 09/28/2017
    Open Until Filled No
    Classification Title English as a Second Language (ESL): Contract Instructor - Non-Credit
    Working Title Continuing Education Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESL)
    Recruitment Limits
    Location Continuing Education
    Pay Information

    Class 0, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($5,421.66 – $7,677.65) per month based on the current AFT – Continuing Education Faculty Salary Schedule.

    Initial salary placement for this Adult Instructor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Adult Instructors earn tenure after 4 years. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

    Position Equivalent FTE:

    1.0

    Job Duration 10
    Position Number: 008823; 007312
    FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
    Bargaining Unit AFT/Cont Ed Faculty
    Range (na)
    Position Type Academic
    Department ABE/ESL Services
    The Position

    The San Diego Community College District is accepting applications to fill two (2) positions of Continuing Education Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESL), 100%, 10-month assignment. The current vacancies exist in Continuing Education and applicants should understand that they may be assigned to any Continuing Education campus. Assignments may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours. (This may be a split assignment between several campuses.)

    Applications accepted for these positions may be considered for identical vacancies that occur throughout Continuing Education during the current academic year. Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, live skills and enrichment classes throughout the city of San Diego.

    Major Responsibilities

    Under the direction of a Dean, the Continuing Education Instructor teaches courses as assigned in accordance with the catalog descriptions and course outlines. The instructor uses a variety of teaching methodologies in a structured class as well as in an open-entry/open-exit environment. The assignment includes evaluating student progress to meet accountability standards; establishing effective working relationships with students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; participating in curriculum design, developing teaching materials; assisting in planning and organizing program activities; implementing District policies, regulations, and procedures; demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills; serving on shared governance committees (e.g. hiring, Student Success, Academic Senate); participating in program review; using technology to deliver instruction and to prepare instructional materials; and participating in professional development activities on a regular basis (e.g. staff development, peer coaching)

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in teaching English as a second language, or teaching English to speakers of other languages
    OR
    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
    OR
    Bachelor’s degree with any of the majors specified in subparagraph (2) 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
    OR
    Possession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in English as a second language.

    Desired Qualifications

    Examples of Duties and required qualifications can be found on the linked Continuing Education Instructor classification description.

    The Continuing Education Instructor is expected to meet the qualifications presented on the Continuing Education Instructor classification description and displayed as “Desired Qualifications” and “Training and Experience,” as well as the “Licensure” upon completing the first six (6) months of employment in a Continuing Education Instructor assignment.

    Some of the following ‘qualifications’ may be duplicates from the list on the linked Continuing Education Instructor classification description. Those ‘qualifications’ below that are not duplicates from the list on the linked Continuing Education Instructor classification description are desired or preferred but not required.

    • Minimum of two years experience teaching ESL to adults.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of future challenges and trends in adult education ESL.
    • Knowledge of current methods and techniques that support second language acquisition research.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan lessons and adapt them to a variety of levels, needs and goals within a classroom.
    • Demonstrated ability to evaluate student progress.
    • Participation in professional development and/or coordination activities.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to use and integrate technology to teach adult level ESL.
    • Demonstrated ability to use techniques that promote learner persistence.
    Equivalency

    If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

    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.

    Licenses/Certificates/Credentials:

    [If possess] Full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in ESL

    [If possess} Certificate in teaching English as a Second Language

    Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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 resumés 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. Complete online application;
    2. Resume emphasizing experience, teaching effectiveness, education, training and abilities related to the position;
    3. College/University Transcripts of all coursework/degrees completed; AND
    4. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.

    PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (within Online Application): Please provide at least three (3) professional references. Reference information includes name, company name, position title, phone number, e-mail address, and relationship to the applicant.

    [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, especially if mentioned in the Licenses/Certificates/Credentials field.

    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.


    Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application to make changes, however you will be able to view the application if submitted prior to the deadline. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email jobs@sdccd.edu.

  • 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 the same e-mail used to submit the application: it is the applicant’s responsibility to frequently check their email for correspondence.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Conditions of Employment:

    SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO 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.
  • Additional Information:

    Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
    SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

    EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT
    If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.

    Posting Number AC00644

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Résumé
    2. Unofficial Transcript(s)
    Optional Documents
    1. Equivalency Request (required if applicable)
    2. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)
    3. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. * If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * When planning your lessons, how do you accommodate students with different backgrounds, language skills/levels and learner goals to ensure learner persistence?

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Describe two methods and/or techniques that you use that support second language acquisition research and current trends in teaching adult ESL learners.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Discuss how you use technology to support or enhance your instruction.

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * How do you evaluate student progress and mastery of lesson objectives?

      (Open Ended Question)

    9. * Describe your professional development and/or coordination activities with an emphasis on those activities within the last two or three years.

      (Open Ended Question)

    10. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)