English as a Second Language Instructor (Noncredit Program) - Career-Track ESL 2017
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu
Discipline or Department: Noncredit English as a Second Language
Position Type: Full-time Faculty
Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:
Working Hours: One full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position, beginning in August 2017, based in the Noncredit ESL Department. The standard contractual work week for this position is forty (40) hours. The standard contractual work week for this position is forty (40) hours. The standard instructional work week shall consist of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation, and student evaluation (contact hours and preparation hours). The remaining time will consist of five (5) student hours (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) institutional service hours. Noncredit faculty may substitute three (3) of the required five (5) weekly student hours for additional preparation hours. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you're in the online system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:
1. Application for Academic Employment.
2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.
3. A separate document stating your teaching philosophy, not to exceed one page.
4. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and ESL teaching experience.
5. A reverse chronological list of ESL and Career-Track ESL / Vocational ESL courses you have taught, including course name, institution, and dates. Attach this to the "Other Document" link.
6. One sample syllabus from a course you have taught in Career-Track or Vocational ESL.
7. Two recent letters of recommendation, preferably written within the last two years. Letters need not be confidential.
If you already have letters of recommendation in your possession, you may attach them yourself when attaching the other required documents in the online application system. If you would prefer, or if your letter writers would prefer to submit a confidential letter, you can enter their names and e-mail addresses in the online system, and the system will send an e-mail requesting them to submit a letter of recommendation via our online system. IMPORTANT: The system will NOT e-mail your letter writers until you have completely finished applying and receive a confirmation number from the system. Therefore, if you use this option, it is recommended that you finish applying at least 7 days prior to the closing date so that your letter writers have enough time to submit their letters.
8a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf.)
If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2017, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.
If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.
8b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy of your TESL certificate (must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation).
8c. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy of your full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in ESL.
8d. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your California Community College teaching credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter.
NOTE: With the exception of documents needed to support an equivalency request, do not submit materials other than those requested above as they will be removed.
NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.
-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.
-- Do you have community college teaching experience? (Yes/No)
-- If you have not taught at a community college, please identify the academic setting(s) of your teaching experience (i.e., high school, university, graduate school, technical school, adult school, or if other please describe). If you have taught at a community college, please type N/A.
-- Have you taught English as a Second Language to adult learners in the United States? (Yes/No)
-- Briefly describe your academic work and/or teaching experience in Vocational ESL, Career-Track ESL, or workplace ESL. Do not write "see resume."
Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500.
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT:
An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) tuberculosis clearance and/or certification of freedom from contagious or infectious disease, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.
Basic Function and Other Details:
The Noncredit ESL Department is seeking an experienced community college or Adult School ESL instructor who will lead curriculum development, instruction, and transition efforts to bridge noncredit ESL students to Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate programs and employment. The candidate selected for this position will liaise with credit CTE departments and faculty to form learning communities in which cohorts of ESL students receive focused instruction and support in introductory courses for CTE certificates. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Career Specialist for Continuing Education to provide students with information about career paths and job placement and with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant supervisor to collect and report data on noncredit ESL transitions to CTE certificate programs and to employment.
The MiraCosta College noncredit ESL program offers students a variety of learning opportunities to achieve proficiency in the English language and formulate and attain personal, academic, vocational, and/or civic goals. The department offers seven levels of English language instruction, as well as Career-Track ESL, conversation classes, reading and writing skills-based classes, computer and digital literacy classes, open-entry distance learning, citizenship, computer-based study, and weekend classes. Classes are offered at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center in Oceanside, as well as at 10 sites throughout the district. The department receives a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) federal grant, assesses students on a fixed schedule as a requirement of the grant, and annually reports benchmarks.
To view the Noncredit ESL Department website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/continuingeducation/esl/index.html.
(E = essential job function)
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Provide instruction in the noncredit ESL program, primarily in the area of Career-Track ESL. (E)
2. Work in collaboration with other full-time noncredit ESL faculty in the development, assessment, and revision of Career-Track ESL curriculum. (E)
3. Collaborate with other full-time noncredit ESL faculty to organize and lead staff development and mentor associate faculty in ESL and Career-Track ESL. (E)
4. Participate in departmental and faculty functions such as service on hiring committees, faculty performance evaluations, collaboration with staff, and participation in department meetings. (E)
5. Work collaboratively with noncredit and credit colleagues from other disciplines in order to create inter-curricular pathways for transitioning noncredit ESL students into the workforce or postsecondary education. (E)
6. Work with credit CTE faculty and local community workforce agencies and employers to develop Career-Track courses that meet workforce needs by preparing students to meet entry-level expectations. (E)
7. Work collaboratively with faculty, counselors, and administration to facilitate the implementation of instructional and student support services as required by statewide and national initiatives such as Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title II, and Student Success and Support Program (SSSP). (E)
8. Develop, review, and maintain currency of curricula for courses the individual teaches and develop new ESL curricula in collaboration with lead instructors as appropriate. (E)
9. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)
10. Assist in recruiting students and promoting the noncredit ESL program through participation in MiraCosta College and Continuing Education-sponsored events and educational outreach.
11. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance. (E)
12. Maintain currency in the discipline. (E)
13. Assist in curriculum development for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education program under WIOA in coordination with faculty and WIOA Grant Supervisor to support employment in in-demand industries and occupations that lead to economic self-sufficiency. (E)
14. Assist in planning and the integration with the local workforce development system and its functions to carry out the activities of the department.
Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.
Type of Benefits:
SALARY POLICY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: For current salary schedule, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/FacultyAssembly2015-18.pdf MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).
IMPORTANT: If you do not follow the instructions below, your application may not be forwarded to the committee. To provide evidence that you meet the minimum qualifications listed below, the transcripts you are attaching must state the degree title, major, and date conferred.
If your degree major EXACTLY matches a degree major listed below, you do not need to request equivalency. For example, on the transcripts you are attaching, degree title = Master of Arts; major = Teaching English as a Second Language; conferral date = 6/10/12. This exact degree major is listed below, so no equivalency is required.
If your degree major DOES NOT EXACTLY match a degree major listed below, you must REQUEST EQUIVALENCY. For example, on the transcripts you are attaching, degree title = Master of Arts; major = Curriculum and Instruction (ESL); conferral date = 5/9/12. This exact degree major is not listed below and does not directly meet minimum qualifications. You MUST REQUEST EQUIVALENCY.
If two of your degrees (a bachelor's and a master's) are required to meet the minimum qualifications, both degree majors must be an exact match to the degree majors listed below.
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. a bachelor's degree in teaching English as a second language, or teaching English to speakers of other languages; OR
2. a bachelor's degree in education, English, linguistics, applied linguistics, any foreign language, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, or speech; AND a TESL certificate, which may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
3. a bachelor's degree in any of the majors specified in #2 above; AND one year of experience teaching ESL in an accredited institution; AND a TESL certificate, which may be completed concurrently during the first two years of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
4. a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in ESL; OR
5. a 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
6. a bachelor's degree 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 a master's degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language; OR
7. a master of education degree in TESOL, Literacy and Culture (University of San Diego) or a master's degree in Linguistics with a Specialization in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (San Diego State University) -- approved comparable degree majors at MiraCosta College; OR
8. a valid California Community College teaching credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter; OR
9. the equivalent; applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach an equivalency statement and supporting documentation at time of application. Guidelines may be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf; AND
10. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
All degrees, units, and TESL certificates used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.
The college seeks candidates who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence as demonstrated by: 1. Strong academic preparation in area of instruction, including a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or Education with a TESOL focus. 2. Knowledge of and successful recent experience in creating Career-Track/Vocational ESL curriculum and delivering Career-Track/VESL instruction for adults, including soft skills for the workplace as well as ESL for field-specific areas. 3. Experience in teaching Career-Track ESL/VESL via a variety of delivery methods and models identified as best practices both state-wide and nationally. 4. Experience in analyzing local workforce trends and community workforce needs in order to inform curriculum development. 5. Knowledge of and recent successful experience in applying new and emerging technologies to facilitate and advance student learning. 6. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, other on-campus groups, off-campus community groups, local employers, workforce agencies, and educational partners. 7. Ability to engage and inspire students representing a wide variety of ages; academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds; demographic groups; and educational abilities. 8. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse. 9. Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment. 10. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Closing Date: 3-14-2017
First Screening Date:
Human Resources Contact Information:
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About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.
MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.
The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.
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