English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Professor
Posting Number: F00655 Location: Diablo Valley College Salary: $59,616-$89,724 per year
Description of Position: Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors use pedagogies that close equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track ESL professor to start in August 2020. Successful applicants will demonstrate discipline expertise and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.
Inquiries: Instruction Office: 925-969-2004
Position Status: Tenure- Track EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty Department: D3705-English
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. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; 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: 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.
Desirable Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college; 2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, and cultures, as well as students with disabilities; 3. Training and/or experience in effectively addressing the needs and goals of ESL students with differing abilities, needs, goals, and levels of preparation, including immigrant students, refugees, international students, students transferring from adult school, generation 1.5 students, and undocumented students, often in highly differentiated face-to-face, online, or hybrid learning environments; 4. Training and/or experience in teaching reading, writing, and oral skills in a variety of ESL courses across a range of levels, from low-intermediate ESL courses to transfer-level composition courses designed for multilingual students; 5. 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; 6. Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusivity, and increasing the success of historically under-represented or at-risk student groups; 7. Strong interpersonal skills, commitment to collaboration, and a flexible approach to working in the evolving community college landscape; 8. Demonstrated commitment to self-reflection and adaptation both in the classroom and as a member of the department and college community.
Job Open Date: 11/18/2019 Job Close Date: 1/16/2020 Open Until Filled: No Employment Begins: # of Months: 10
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.