Ideal Candidate Statement
Ohlone College serves a diverse community including significant Latinx and Asian student populations and is committed to equitable outcomes in student achievement. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto "A World of Cultures United in Learning" and the ideal candidate will have experience with teaching strategies that lead to improved outcomes for under-served students. We are looking for faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the mission and ideals of the community college.
Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs. The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.
We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning.
Under the general supervision of the Academic Division Dean, responsibilities include teaching integrated academic ESL courses (listening/speaking, reading/writing), developing ESL curriculum, and mentoring part-time ESL instructors. The position may include teaching/designing noncredit ESL courses. It will require participation as a full-time faculty member in department, division, and campus-wide responsibilities. The instructor may be required to have part of his/her teaching assignment in the evenings and teach courses at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, online via the eCampus, and/or an off-campus location.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach assigned courses in the ESL department, employing learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and demonstrating cultural sensitivity.
Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
Assist students with questions and assignments by holding required office hours.
Attend and participate in department, division, and college committee meetings to represent the interests of ESL students.
Participate in the Southern Alameda County Consortium for adult education.
Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles.
Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.
Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) Contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, and/or other designated locations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
1.* 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 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 Master's Degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech or any foreign language OR the equivalent AND
2.* Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.
Three or more years of recent teaching experience in ESL at the community college level.
Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)
Experience in course and program development.
Experience in ESL placement.
Training and experience in accelerated learning programs/principles.
Experience teaching/designing ESL courses for vocational/noncredit programs.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Starting Salary Range
$64,762 - $99,100 Annually