Discipline or Department: Noncredit English as a Second Language Position Type: Full-time Faculty Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:
Closing Date: 2-13-2018
First Screening Date:
Basic Function and Other Details: POSITION AVAILABLE: MiraCosta College invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track faculty position, beginning in August 2018, based in the Noncredit ESL Department. The department is seeking an experienced community college or adult school ESL instructor who will teach multicultural students in any of the several levels of ESL instruction and multilevel classes provided at any of the multiple sites throughout the district. The candidate selected for this position will share leadership roles with other full-time instructors in coordinating and developing curriculum. The successful candidate will also work closely with the coordinators for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant and the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG).
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: The MiraCosta noncredit ESL program offers students a variety of learning opportunities to achieve proficiency in the English language and formulate and attain personal, academic, vocational, and/or civic goals. The department offers seven levels of English language instruction, as well as Career-Track ESL, conversation classes, reading and writing skills-based classes, computer and digital literacy classes, open-entry distance learning, citizenship, computer-based study, and weekend classes. Classes are offered at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center (CLC) in Oceanside, as well as at more than 10 sites throughout the district. The department receives a federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant, assesses students on a fixed schedule as a requirement of the grant, and annually reports benchmarks. The department currently consists of four full-time faculty members committed to providing students with an exceptional learning experience. To view the department website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/continuingeducation/esl/index.html
BACKGROUND: MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in 2017 is approximately 44% White, 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 7% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013 and is also a military-friendly organization. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.
Students in noncredit programs at MiraCosta are diverse in terms of first language, age, previous education, race, ethnicity, culture, socio-economics, and length of time in the United States. During the 2016-17 school year, the Noncredit ESL Department, which serves adult immigrants, had an enrollment of 3,267 students, 66% of whom were female, and 70% Hispanic/Latinx.
Representative Duties: (E = essential job function)
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Provide instruction in the noncredit ESL program in any course offered by the department. (E)
2. Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate (part-time) faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of curriculum. (E)
3. Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate. (E)
4. Collaborate with other full-time noncredit ESL faculty to organize and lead staff development and mentor and evaluate associate faculty. (E)
5. Participate in departmental and faculty functions such as service on hiring committees, faculty performance evaluations, collaboration with staff, and participation in department meetings. (E)
6. Work collaboratively with noncredit and credit colleagues from other disciplines in the department's efforts to transition noncredit ESL students into the workforce or postsecondary education. (E)
7. Work collaboratively with faculty, counselors, and administration to facilitate the implementation of instructional and student support services as required by statewide and national initiatives such as Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title II, and Student Success and Support Programs (SSSP). (E)
8. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)
9. Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/CriteriaForEvaluation.pdf.
10. Assist in recruiting students and promoting the noncredit ESL program through participation in MiraCosta College and Continuing Education-sponsored events and educational outreach.
11. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance.
12. Maintain currency in the discipline and in applicable technologies.
Minimum Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. a bachelor's degree in teaching English as a second language (TESL), or teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); OR
2. a bachelor's degree in education, English, linguistics, applied linguistics, any foreign language, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, or speech; AND a TESL certificate, which may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
3. a bachelor's degree in any of the majors specified in #2 above; AND one year of experience teaching ESL in an accredited institution; AND a TESL certificate, which may be completed concurrently during the first two years of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
4. a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in ESL; OR
5. a master's degree 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
6. a bachelor's 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 master's degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language; OR
7. a master of education degree in TESOL, Literacy and Culture (University of San Diego) or a master's degree in Linguistics with a Specialization in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (San Diego State University) -- approved comparable degree majors at MiraCosta College; OR
8. a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter; OR
9. the equivalent. Applicants who do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) and/or certificates listed above must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf -- use the guidelines under Section B; AND
10. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Desirable Qualifications: 1. Strong academic preparation in area of instruction, including a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or Education with a TESOL focus.
2. Knowledge of and successful recent experience in creating ESL curriculum and materials and delivering ESL instruction for adults.
3. Experience teaching all levels of ESL, including multilevel classes, via a variety of delivery methods and models identified as best practices both statewide and nationally, to include blended, hybrid, and online teaching.
4. Experience with WIOA-related assessments such as CASAS testing and experience in developing curriculum and materials for EL Civics assessments.
5. Knowledge of and recent successful experience in applying new and emerging technologies to facilitate and advance student language learning.
6. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, other on-campus groups, off-campus community groups, local employers, workforce agencies, and educational partners.
7. Ability to engage, inspire, and motivate students representing a wide variety of ages; academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds; demographic groups; and educational abilities.
8. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse.
9. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.html).
10. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Working Hours: WORKLOAD AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: This position is a 10-month, 176 day contract. The standard contractual work week for this position is forty (40) hours consisting of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation (contact hours and preparation hours). The remaining time will consist of five (5) student hours (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) institutional service hours. Noncredit faculty may substitute three (3) of the required five (5) weekly student hours for additional preparation hours. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Noncredit ESL and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected. Type of Benefits: SALARY AND BENEFITS: For current salary schedule and salary class descriptions, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/SalaryScheduleAndSalaryClassDescrip2017-18.pdf. MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Special Instructions to Applicants:APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.
Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:
1. Application for Academic Employment.
2. A cover letter specifically describing how you meet the representative duties and desirable qualifications.
3. A separate document (attach this to the "Other Document 1" link) specifically addressing the following questions:
a. What role should faculty play in student success?
b. What is your approach to teaching students of diverse first languages, English proficiency, nationalities, ethnicities, educational levels, and socioeconomics?
c. How do make adaptations to your instruction to make it inclusive for all students?
4. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and ESL teaching experience.
5. A syllabus written by you for an adult or community college ESL course you have taught recently.
6. Two (2) recent, dated letters of recommendation, preferably written within the last two years, including one from an ESL colleague. Letters need not be confidential. If you already have letters of recommendation in your possession, you may attach them yourself when attaching the other required documents in the online application system. If you would prefer, or if your letter writers would prefer to submit a confidential letter, you can enter their names and e-mail addresses in the online system, and the system will send an e-mail requesting them to submit a letter of recommendation via our online system. IMPORTANT: The system will NOT e-mail your letter writers until you have completely finished applying and receive a confirmation number from the system. Therefore, if you use this option, it is recommended that you finish applying at least 7 days prior to the closing date so that your letter writers have enough time to submit their letters. NOTE: Entering your letter writers' names and email addresses in order for them to receive an email generated by the system is a separate step from just listing them in the "References" section of the Application for Academic Employment.
Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) and/or certificates listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf -- use the guidelines under Section B.)If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2018, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.
All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
8. Certificates and/or Credentials.
a. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy of your TESL certificate (must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation).
b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy of your full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in ESL.
c. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter.
NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.
-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.
-- Have you taught English as a Second Language to adult learners in the United States? (yes/no)
-- Briefly describe your academic work and/or experience in teaching ESL to adults.
Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT: An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.
Human Resources Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.795.6854
About MiraCosta College The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.
MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.
The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.