Community College of Philadelphia
The Division of Access & Community Engagement (DACE) ESL Institute at the Community College of Philadelphia invites applications for a part-time ESL Instructor.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute is responsible for helping students improve their English language skills and enhancing the growth of students' abilities in the areas of college and career readiness/job preparation, citizenship, cultural integration, life skills, and active participation in society. The instructor of this part-time, non-credit course will effectively teach curriculum that is aligned with ESL standards (based on National Common Core Standards) in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions.
• Willingness to participate in a collaborative and dynamic instructional program model to include involvement in the development of curriculum, syllabi and lesson plans. Ability to establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and effectively communicate those objectives to students.
• Foster the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills through instruction and in-class student interactions.
• Provide students with the necessary resources and materials to help them understand and master course content.
• Integrate technology in the delivery of instruction, student assessment and course assessment, to enhance and improve student learning outcomes.
• Actively instruct students in the ESL content areas through proven, successful, contextualized and accelerated approaches.
• Document and assess student progress toward mastery of standards, punctual attendance, etc., providing ongoing feedback to students of their progress.
• Participate in on-going professional development to enhance skills, instructional performance and resources to best meet the needs of students and the program.
• Deliver instruction through various modes to engage diverse learning styles and preferences (including but not limited to: computer-assisted, web-based, self-paced, distance and hybrid, small group, learning communities, contextual learning, hands-on activities, on-line linkages to and examples from the workplace and career pathways).
• Possess good attention to detail and ability to provide accurate, on-time paperwork.
• Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.
• Demonstrate appropriate use of existing technology to further learning for students. Incorporate instructional technology to support the learning process.
• Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration.
• Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success.
• Proactively identify/address problems.
• Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College's faculty, staff and students.
• Manage the learning environment with a student-centered focus. Implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students.
• Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention.
• Recognize the unique needs, culture, and context of students and advocates for their learning and well-being.
• Bachelor's Degree in Education or Adult Education with a concentration in the content area.
• Minimum of 1-year experience working with adult English language learners in an instructional capacity required.
• Proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word and PowerPoint, primarily), email, the internet for instruction and program purposes.
• Master's Degree in Education or content area.
• Relevant instructional certification.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning theory, life skills and college and career readiness curricula for ESL and adult populations.
• Bilingual or multilingual.
For more information on Part-Time benefits, please visit https://www.myccp.online/human-resources/faculty-adjunct-faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants
All College employees must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved exemption from the College and submit to regular COVID testing as an accommodation.
• Interested persons should complete an online application.
• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
• Names and contact information of 3 professional referenced REQUIRED.
• Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.
• Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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