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Associate Professor, English as a Second Language

Institution: San Diego Community College District
San Diego, California
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English As Second Language
Posted: 10/04/2013
Type: Fulltime
Application Due: Open until filled
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Closing Date 10/23/2013 Associate Professor, English as a Second Language Location Continuing Education Pay Information 10-Month Contract Position The salary range is $4,045 – $6,063 per month. Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Overload assignments are paid based on contract parody using the Continuing Education salary schedule B-1 (Classroom) and/or C-1 (Non-Classroom). Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). For further information, on the comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks, and information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits. Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0 Job Duration 10 FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Bargaining Unit AFT/Cont Ed Faculty Position Type Academic Department ESL Services The Position The San Diego Community College District is accepting applications for an Associate Professor, English as a Second Language 100%, 10-month assignment. Applicants should understand that they may be assigned to any Continuing Education campus. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend hours, and/or off-campus responsibilities. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs. (This may be a split assignment between several campuses.) In addition, applications accepted for this position 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, life skills and enrichment classes throughout the city of San Diego. Major Responsibilities RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ASSIGNMENT Under the direction of a Dean, the Associate Professor teaches courses as assigned in accordance with the catalog descriptions and course outlines. The Associate Professor 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, 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. Qualifications Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in teaching English as a second language, OR teaching English to speakers of other languages; OR, • Bachelor’s 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 instructor; OR • Bachelor’s degree with any of the majors specified in #2 (above); AND one year of experience teaching ESL 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 instructor; OR • Possession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in ESL; AND, • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of adult students. EQUIVALENCY: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process. Desired Qualifications The successful candidate will also have these desired qualifications. • 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. Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with the application packet. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials: [If posess] Possession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in ESL. Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff. Working Conditions Variable, depending on assignment. Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply. • RÉSUMÉ emphasizing experience, teaching effectiveness, education, training, and abilities directly related to the position • UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Please submit a copy of all college-level transcripts. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded. [If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page; [If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page [If applicable] LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Any applicable documentation. Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted. Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Conditions of Employment: SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT: • Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application; • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense; • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment); • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment); • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices. Additional Information: Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment. For more information and to apply, visit: EOE jeid-e39813bd43ac0700f7fbc0027f9d59fd

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