The ESL Instructor is a non-tenured full-time position at the Intensive English Program at South Seattle Community College (SSCC). This position will be responsible for the teaching of English as a Second Language to students from many linguistic and cultural backgrounds. He/she must be prepared to teach all levels and skill areas of ESL from beginning to advanced pre-college. In addition to teaching, this position includes advising and consulting with students, developing courses and curricula, attending faculty meetings, and participating in department/division-, campus-, and district-related professional activities. A 15-minute teaching demonstration will be required as part of the interviewing process. Seattle Community Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Teaching at all levels of academic ESL to international students (student visas), from beginning to advanced pre-college levels.
Teaching all skills areas including reading, writing/composition, grammar, listening, speaking, and pronunciation.
Advising and consulting with students.
Program and curriculum development.
Placement testing, and testing, assessment and evaluation of student learning.
Required Education, Experience & Abilities:
Master's degree in teaching English as a Second Language or closely related field, awarded by an approved accredited institution.
Minimum of two years' full-time equivalent (FTE) experience teaching ESL in an intensive English or immigrant/refugee ESL program, preferably at a U.S. institution of higher learning or equivalent.
Experience teaching ESL in an accredited Intensive English Program, preferably within the U.S.A.
Experience in teaching a variety of levels, from beginning level to advanced college prep.
Experience teaching a variety of skill areas such as reading, writing/composition, grammar, listening, speaking, and pronunciation.
Experience working with students from a wide range of social, linguistic, cultural, ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.
Experience with placement testing, and testing, assessment, and evaluation of student learning.
Experience with the use of computers and technology in teaching ESL.
Native speaker fluency in spoken and written English.
Experience teaching ESL for academic purposes.
Experience teaching ESL for Special Purposes (ESP)
Teaching experience in a community college setting.
Experience living and working overseas.
Experience learning a second language.