Highline College seeks candidates for the 2020-2021 academic year to fill an ESL Instructor- Full-Time Tenure Track position.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline
Priority consideration date: February 12, 2020. Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials.The five levels range from $62,319 to $71,423 per 170-day academic year.
About the college: Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline is a four-time winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight into Diversity magazine (2013–16), the 2016 winner of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Equity Award for the Pacific Region and the 2014 winner of the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Award of Excellence for Advancing Diversity. In 2015, Highline was the only community college in the Pacific Northwest to earn the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" honor.
Mission: As a public institution of higher education serving a diverse community in a multicultural world and global economy, Highline College promotes student engagement, learning, and achievement, integrates diversity and globalism throughout the college, sustains relationships within its communities, and practices sustainability in human resources, operations, and teaching and learning. Adopted August 2013.
Vision: Highline College is valued as the educational crossroads where dreams are shaped, communities created and excellence achieved.
Access - We believe education should be available to all who seek it.
Collaboration - We value teamwork, joint responsibility and ownership. Community - We value our community and are dedicated to serving its educational needs. Diversity - We respect the rights and perspectives of the diverse populations, who live, learn and work in our community. Excellence - We strive for the highest quality in all our programs and services. Integrity - We believe in honesty and trustworthiness in all our college practices. Internationalization - We value a global perspective and respect cultural diversity. Learning - We develop an interactive, creative and learner-centered environment that supports student success.
About the Region: Highline College is part of a quintessential Pacific Northwest city known as Des Moines, Washington. Nestled in the Puget Sound just 20 minutes away from the two metropolitan cities of Seattle and Tacoma, Des Moines offers the best of urban environments and expansive nature opportunities including hiking, camping, fishing, boating and more! If you want to explore outside of the metropolitan areas, Des Moines is only one hour from Mount Rainier National park and two hours from the Pacific Coast or Olympic National Forest. In addition to the great outdoors, both Seattle and Tacoma bring you access to a broad range of fantastic restaurants, live entertainment, shopping, and cultural excursions. Check out Seattle's award winning Symphony and newly remodeled Space Needle or see your favorite musical artist at the Tacoma Dome. Join our enthusiastic fan base supporting sports Champions the Seattle Storm, Sounders, and Seahawks. Enjoy a culinary adventure with everything from food truck festivals to fine dining on the waterfront and take a quick drive to many fantastic retailers and premium outlets for shopping. Come and enjoy the endless opportunities of Des Moines.
About the Department: Highline's ABE Department offers a wide range of non-credit courses in reading, writing, math, study skills, and English language skills for students who want to improve their academic skills in order to prepare for college programs and increase employability. As one of the largest programs in the state, the department serves over 5,000 linguistically and culturally diverse students per year. Our department is seeking innovative faculty members to support student learning through a commitment to student-centered, contextualized instruction and to help move our diverse students to achieve their education and career goals.
For more information on the ABE Department, see http://precollege.highline.edu.
Teach any level of ESL in Highline's Adult Basic Education program serving adult refugee and immigrant students. Teaching will include the four skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing, transition to college, and instruction of technology. Promote meaningful student learning in course content as established in the course, degree, and campus-wide student learning outcomes, and participate actively in instructional assessment activities. Teaching assignments may include:
evening, weekend, and off-campus classes
online or hybrid formats
math for ESL students
FACULTY WIDE SKILLS & ABILITIES: Faculty are responsible for developing, modifying, and assessing curricula; continuously improving teaching methodology and student-centered learning; staying current in the field; advising students in developing and monitoring their academic plans; maintaining scheduled availability to students; participating with other faculty in developing and managing courses, curricula and academic policy; participating in department and college activities, including committee work and college service; involvement with accreditation and other professional duties related to the position that contribute to the success of the college.
At Highline, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:
Active, inclusive and culturally relevant learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies as appropriate to improve student attainment.
Cultural responsiveness and a commitment to equity in interactions with students, faculty, staff and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, identities and educational experiences.
Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
Self-reflective practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership, professional development and service.
Master's degree (or higher) in TESOL or in Education, Adult Education, or a closely related field with a TESOL certificate, from an institution with regional accreditation or its international equivalent (pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution validating that the degree will be completed prior to September 2020.)
3+ years teaching ESL/ABE to adult immigrant and refugee learners.
3+ years integrating transition to college concepts
3+ years integrating technology in instruction
Ability to communicate in English, orally and in writing.
Experience working in multicultural/diverse environments.
Demonstrable experience with curriculum design and assessment.
Community college or undergraduate teaching experience
Experience teaching a variety of levels and/or multilevel classes.
Experience/familiarity with Guided Pathways in ESL/ABE programs
Flexibility in using and developing innovative practices toward access for student success.
Experience working in multicultural and diverse environments.
Fluency in a language(s) in addition to English.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline
Your online application must include the following five attachments to be considered complete:
1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position. 2. A cover letter (two-page maximum) that addresses your ability to meet the FACULTY-WIDE SKILLS AND ABILITIES for appointment and, to the extent applicable, the DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS of the position. 3. A one-page response to the DIVERSITY STATEMENT found in the Supplemental Tab. 4. Unofficial Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (official transcripts required upon employment). 5. Three professional references (reference checks will begin at the time an interview is scheduled with the candidate).
Applications received by 4:00 PM on February 12, 2020 will receive first consideration. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials.The five levels range from $62,319 to $71,423 per 170-day academic year.
About Highline College
Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline is a four-time winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight into Diversity magazine (2013–16), the 2016 winner of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Equity Award for the Pacific Region and the 2014 winner of the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Award of Excellence for Advancing Diversity. In 2015, Highline was the only community college in the Pacific Northwest to earn the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" honor.