English as a Second Language Instructor (One or More)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7090595 (Ref.No. scj-11952)
Posted: December 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

1. Master’s 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. 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/bi-cultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language from an accredited college or university; OR 
 3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR 
 4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above .
 
Applicants must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of expertise on the basis of: 
  •  Minimum of three (3) years (full or part‐time) recent and successful teaching experience at the college level. Experience must include teaching assignments at all levels of ESL from basic skills through college‐preparation courses, including advanced academic writing. 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. 
  • Community college teaching experience in credit and non‐credit ESL
  • Master’s degree in TESL, and/or significant academic work and experience in the subject listed in the Summary of Duties and Responsibilities below. 
  •  Experience teaching ESL to students from diverse backgrounds relating to academic preparation, socioeconomic level, age, religion, ethnicity and culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a classroom instructor of ESL at all levels from basic skills through college preparation classes. 
  • Experience and expertise in teaching writing skills at all levels, with particular emphasis on advanced and college-level writing. 
  • Experience collaborating with English composition instructors. 
  • Evidence of leadership ability in ESL or ESL-related areas in community colleges such as past department chair experience, faculty mentoring, program coordination, participating on hiring committees, conducting faculty performance reviews, scheduling faculty assignments and grant writing. 
  • Evidence of active participation in outreach efforts such as creating promotional materials, giving presentations, collaborating with counselors and other departments, and updating webpages. 
  • Demonstrated successful experience working on committees or team projects and collaborating with other departments and divisions. 
  • Knowledge of mandates and legislation affecting both credit and non-credit ESL programs. 
  • Evidence of professional involvement and contributions in the field of TESL/ESL
  • Knowledge of Canvas LMS and online education methodologies. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom and through distance delivery modes, as appropriate. 
  • Experience developing, revising, and evaluating ESL curriculum. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in developing and maintaining student learning outcomes (SLOs). 
  • Knowledge and experience in ESL testing, validation, placement methods, and program review. 
  • Knowledge of ESL teaching methodologies, language acquisition theories, and ESL instructional materials. 
  • Knowledge of and fluency in a language other than English. 
  • Assignment may include day, evening, or weekend classes. 

Assignment Type:
Full Time, Tenure Track

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Transcript 1

  4. Letter of Recommendation 1

  5. Letter of Recommendation 2

  6. Letter of Recommendation 3



Optional Documents

  1. Transcript 2

  2. Transcript 3

  3. Other Doc

  4. Foreign Transcript Evaluation 1

  5. License or Certificate







At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.