English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Professor

Diablo Valley College

English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Professor

Job Number: F00386

Salary: $58,452 – $87,960

Deadline: 02/05/2018

Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/4830

Description of Position

Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track ESL instructor. The successful applicant will be well-qualified to teach all levels of ESL, from low-intermediate to transfer-level and will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations in the ESL program and English department.

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

2. developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;

3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;

4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;

5. participating in department, division, and college committees;

6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;

7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;

8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;

10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;

11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;

12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

Master’s 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


Bachelor’s 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 in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech or any foreign language


A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in ESL


the equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at http://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/MastersDegreeEquiv.pdf

Desirable Qualifications

1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to promoting the success of all students in an open-access learning environment;

2. Demonstrated sensitivity and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities;

3. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to effectively address needs and goals of ESL students, including immigrant students, international students, students transferring from adult school, generation 1.5 students, and undocumented students, both in and out of the classroom.

4. Training and/or experience in teaching a variety of ESL courses across a range of levels, from low-intermediate (five levels below transfer) to transfer-level English.

5. Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and reflective teaching practice, particularly to finding innovative and creative approaches to foster student success.

6. Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to collaboration and faculty responsibilities, including departmental and college-wide committee work and other leadership roles beyond the classroom;

7. Interest in coordinating an ESL program that provides a range of support both for ESL students and for colleagues working with these students, including but not limited to supplemental instruction, tutoring, professional development, and community and college outreach.

8. Training, experience, and/or interest in any or all of the following: placement and/or assessment of ESL students; initiating professional development activities focusing on teaching strategies related to English language learners; working with adult schools; learning communities or pathways; working with undocumented students; grant writing or special projects.

Internal Number: 32229

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