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Job Title: English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Professor
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/12/2018
Expire Date: 02/12/2019
Job Categories: Education and Library
Job Description
English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Professor
Diablo Valley College

English as a Second Language (ESL) Assistant Professor
Job Number: F00527
Salary: $59,616-$89,724 per year
Deadline: 02/07/2019

Complete job description and application available online at:

Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track ESL instructor to begin in August, 2019. The successful applicant will be well-qualified to teach all levels of ESL, from low-intermediate to transfer-level. The successful applicant will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations in the ESL program and English department. Additionally, we strongly encourage applicants with a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity, who have training or experience working in diverse classrooms comprised of multilingual students from various cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds, with differing academic and non-academic needs.

Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in Collegeís shared governance processes.
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Masterís 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


Bachelorís 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 Masterís in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech or any foreign language


A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in ESL

OR the equivalent.
If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency form found at

Desirable Qualifications
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Training and/or experience in effectively addressing the needs and goals of ESL students with differing abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences, including immigrant students, refugees, international students, students transferring from adult school, generation 1.5 students, and undocumented students;
4. Training and/or experience in teaching reading, writing, and oral skills in a variety of ESL courses across a range of levels, from low-intermediate to transfer-level composition;
5. Interest in coordinating an ESL program that provides a range of support both for ESL students and for colleagues working with these students, including but not limited to supplemental instruction, tutoring, professional development, and community and college outreach;
6. Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusivity, and increasing the success of historically under-represented or at-risk student groups;
7. Strong interpersonal skills, commitment to collaboration, and a flexible approach to working in the evolving community college landscape;
8. Demonstrated commitment to self-reflection and adaptation both in the classroom and as a member of the department and college community.

It is the Districtís policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
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