Continuing Education Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESL)
Closing Date: 9/28/2017
Location: Continuing Education
Position Type: Academic
The Position: The San Diego Community College District is accepting applications to fill two (2) positions of Continuing Education Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESL), 100%, 10-month assignment. The current vacancies exist in Continuing Education and applicants should understand that they may be assigned to any Continuing Education campus. Assignments may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours. (This may be a split assignment between several campuses.)
Applications accepted for these positions may be considered for identical vacancies that occur throughout Continuing Education during the current academic year. Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, live skills and enrichment classes throughout the city of San Diego.
Major Responsibilities: Under the direction of a Dean, the Continuing Education Instructor teaches courses as assigned in accordance with the catalog descriptions and course outlines. The instructor uses a variety of teaching methodologies in a structured class as well as in an open-entry/open-exit environment. The assignment includes evaluating student progress to meet accountability standards; establishing effective working relationships with students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; participating in curriculum design, developing teaching materials; assisting in planning and organizing program activities; implementing District policies, regulations, and procedures; demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills; serving on shared governance committees (e.g. hiring, Student Success, Academic Senate); participating in program review; using technology to deliver instruction and to prepare instructional materials; and participating in professional development activities on a regular basis (e.g. staff development, peer coaching)
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in teaching English as a second language, or teaching English to speakers of other languagesORBachelors degree in education, English, linguistics, applied linguistics, any foreign language, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, or speech; and a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructorORBachelors degree with any of the majors specified in subparagraph (2) above; and one year of experience teaching English as a second language in an accredited institution; and a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first two years of employment as a noncredit instructorORPossession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in English as a second language.
Desired Qualifications: Examples of Duties and required qualifications can be found on the linked Continuing Education Instructor classification description.The Continuing Education Instructor is expected to meet the qualifications presented on the Continuing Education Instructor classification description and displayed as Desired Qualifications and Training and Experience, as well as the Licensure upon completing the first six (6) months of employment in a Continuing Education Instructor assignment.Some of the following qualifications may be duplicates from the list on the linked Continuing Education Instructor classification description. Those qualifications below that are not duplicates from the list on the linked Continuing Education Instructor classification description are desired or preferred but not required.Minimum of two years experience teaching ESL to adults.Demonstrated knowledge of future challenges and trends in adult education ESL.Knowledge of current methods and techniques that support second language acquisition research.Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.Demonstrated ability to plan lessons and adapt them to a variety of levels, needs and goals within a classroom.Demonstrated ability to evaluate student progress.Participation in professional development and/or coordination activities.Effective oral and written communication skills.Demonstrated ability to use and integrate technology to teach adult level ESL.Demonstrated ability to use techniques that promote learner persistence.
Licenses: [If possess] Full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in ESL[If possess} Certificate in teaching English as a Second Language
Pay Information: Class 0, Step A Class 6, Step C ($5,421.66 $7,677.65) per month based on the current AFT Continuing Education Faculty Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement for this Adult Instructor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code 87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Adult Instructors earn tenure after 4 years. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universit...ies. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 145,000 service personnel at military bases in 24 states.
The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.
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