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English as a Second Language Instructor (Credit & Non-Credit)

South Orange County Community College District

Job Title: English as a Second Language Instructor (Credit & Non-Credit)
Job Location: Irvine , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: English, ESL, Writing
Application Closing Date: 03/18/2019
Date Posted: 2019-01-18
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

English as a Second Language Instructor (Credit & Non-Credit)
South Orange County Community College District

Irvine Valley College

English as a Second Language Instructor (Credit & Non-Credit)

Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Close Date: 03/18/2019

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Instruct ESL courses, including all levels of noncredit ESL, ESL credit writing courses, and language lab. Teach both day and evening classes. Serve with other full-time ESL faculty as a resource in the ESL Department for part-time faculty and for the college at large. Participate in department meetings and program development. Participate in ESL Program responsibilities including, but not limited to, curriculum development and review, program review, Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), and program/course coordination. Participate in assessment, challenge, and placement activities including validation of ESL assessment instruments, coordination and training of raters for the ESL Writing Assessment, and holistic scoring of writing samples for student placement. Serve on college-wide committees and work with other departments and community partners to support student success. Maintain currency in TESOL.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

For this position, employees must have at least one of the following:

  1. Masterís degree or higher 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 from an accredited college or university; OR 2. Bachelorís 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 Masterís degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bi-cultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language from an accredited college or university; OR
  2. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
  3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above.

Experience Required:

  • A minimum of two (2) years (full or part-time) of recent and successful teaching experience in ESL at the college level.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with technology in the ESL classroom and/or ESL/language laboratory.
  • Knowledge of current ESL teaching methodologies and language acquisition theories.
  • Possession of native or native-like speaker fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:

  • Community College teaching experience in ESL at a variety of levels, from basic skills through college preparation classes, including noncredit ESL (AESL) and/or credit academic ESL.
  • Experience writing ESL curriculum, particularly noncredit ESL courses, including VESL.
  • Familiarity with ESL department coordination and program development.
  • Knowledge of and experience in developing and maintaining Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).
  • Experience in developing and/or using technology-based ESL curriculum/materials, including LMS (Canvas), that can be used in a class environment and/or by students independently, such as in a lab or an online setting.
  • Professional involvement in the field of TESOL/ESL.
  • Knowledge of and fluency in a language other than English.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To Apply:

Please visit the Districtís Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.


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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities within the South Orange County Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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