General Description College of the Sequoias is seeking a candidate for an English as a Second Language (ESL) Professor, a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Language Arts Division beginning in August 2018.
College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success. Job Duties Duties include teaching credit and noncredit ESL classes during the day and evening at all levels, ranging from beginning to advanced levels, and developing curriculum for academic and Career and Technical Education purposes. Candidate should be willing to coordinate and collaborate with community partners.
Participation in the governance of the College by way of committee assignments is encouraged. Other responsibilities include maintenance of the required number of office hours to meet student needs, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equity which is respectful of campus-wide diversity. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent. • 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 OR • 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 OR • The equivalent AND • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Pages/Equivalency-Policy.aspx. Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this online application.
Desirable Qualifications The ESL department is looking for evidence of the following:
Core Competencies • Dedication to growth and development as an instructor, and to revising curriculum, pedagogy, and practice in response to student needs. • Comfort moving among different programs and student populations, and readiness to adapt to the different needs of CTE, academic, credit, and non-credit students. • Passion for the full spectrum of ESL instruction: reading, writing, speaking, and listening from beginner to advanced levels. • Commitment to engage and empower the local student population, given the unique demographics of the central San Joaquin Valley. Educational Background and Preparedness including but not limited to: • Ability to communicate expertly in written and spoken English. • Graduate and undergraduate coursework directly related to teaching composition, grammar and structure, reading and speaking. Instructional Experience including but not limited to: • Recent successful experience teaching ESL (composition, grammar and structure, reading and speaking). • Broad experience with upper level reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction. • Recent successful experience with a wide variety of active learning strategies. • Commitment to both disciplines of ESL and English with proven ability to bridge the two disciplines. • Familiarity with the use of instructional technology to enhance teaching. Assessment and Curriculum including but not limited to: • Recent experience with assessment strategies. • Recent experience with writing ESL curriculum, credit and non-credit. • Experience with English for Academic Purposes. • Experience with ESL for Career and Technical Education. • Ability to evaluate one's pedagogy and subsequently to adapt that pedagogy to meet the learning needs of students. Professional Effectiveness including but not limited to: • Ability and desire to work collaboratively with other faculty, departments, and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success. • Sensitivity to cultural differences among students. • Ability to field and respond to student concerns. • Familiarity with state-level policy issues affecting ESL Professional Commitment including but not limited to: • Committee work. • Community outreach. • Conference attendance. • Publications. • Student activities/advising/mentoring. • Workshop presentations.
Application Procedure Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cos/jobs/1966300/esl-professor • Completed online application. • Diversity Statement (included within the online application). • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications, speaking directly to each of the Core Competencies. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application. • Curriculum Vitae or Resume. • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. • Official transcripts required upon employment. • Three recent letters of recommendation that can attest to your teaching ability.