• English as a Second Language Faculty (ESL)

    The Community College of Aurora
    Job Description

    English as a Second Language Faculty (ESL)


    Community College of Aurora


    Salary: $44,227.00 - $63,238.00 Annually


    Job Type: Full-Time


    Job Number: 2006


    Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway Aurora, CO


    Department: Academic Affairs


    About CCA:

    As a member of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the Community College of Aurora is dedicated to serving our surrounding community. As the most diverse institute of higher education in Colorado, CCA is currently the choice of school for nearly 11,400 students representing over 60 countries, the majority of whom are racially minoritized students (1.8% of CCA's students are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 8.7% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 20.2% are Black/African American, 30.9% are Latinx, and 32% are White). In 2016, CCA was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). CCA's service area includes more than 680,000 residents in Arapahoe, Adams, and Denver counties, and its student population reflects the broad diversity of this area. The college offers more than 90 degrees and certificate programs for students seeking to enhance their current skill set, pursue employment, or transfer to a four-year college or university upon graduation. CCA serves this diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusivity.


    Position Summary:


    This position places a priority on candidates with the desire and ability to create a classroom culture that positively engages and impacts students who are non-native English-speaking individuals, and the willingness and ability to actively engage in college, department, and program initiatives that support the college strategic plan. We are seeking talented candidates who value and support the college goals of improving student success and retention, increasing attainment rate and transfers, and closing the gap for underrepresented students.

    The successful candidate in the College Preparatory ESL Program expected to utilize their skills to deeply engage students in the learning process in the classroom while promoting and maintaining an environment of collaboration, support, and shared leaderships of the college, department, and program.


    About the Education and World Languages Department


    The Education and World Languages Department at the Community College of Aurora is currently engaged in two important initiatives, each of which will play a major role in determining the philosophy and direction of both the department and the ESL program over the next few years.

    The first major initiative is the hiring and development of a highly motivated and achieving faculty body who believe in student success through high impact practices and culturally responsive pedagogy. This faculty group will base their education and teaching philosophy around the students, their college success, and the completion of their programs.

    The second major initiative is actively working to achieve equally high outcomes for all students, particularly regarding race and ethnicity. To achieve this purpose, the Community College of Aurora operates within a framework called Inclusive Excellence. It will provide a foundation for students and institutional success, and it has a major impact on the philosophy and initiatives of the department. For this purpose, all the members of the college will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all the levels of engagement.

    Aurora, the third largest city in Colorado and a suburb of Denver, is a diverse area where approximately one-third of all households has a person who speaks a language other than English. The College Preparatory ESL Program serves this community. Using a cross collaborative approach, we include the voices of all those who have a stake in the outcome: students, full-time and adjunct faculty, developmental and college level faculty, other academic departments, advising, and local public-school districts. This will result in a set of best practices to be implemented and assessed by all the program faculty members. This initiative will have a significant impact on achieving CCA's strategic goals of increasing student learning of course outcomes.

    With each of these initiatives, our approach is highly focused on working in a collaborative way that includes the voices and actions of all those who have a stake in the outcome: students, full-time and instructors. We value working in an environment of collaboration, support, and shared leadership of the department and the college.


    Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

    Duties and responsibilities:


    • Teach assigned courses in all skill areas of the ESL program (composition, reading, grammar, and academic listening/speaking) while utilizing current teaching and learning methods and technologies

    • Teach courses as assigned using a variety of modalities (i.e. online, face-to-face, and/or hybrid)

    • Develop syllabi and course materials using culturally responsive pedagogy and adult learning theory

    • Develop, revise, and/or pilot innovative curricula and course materials

    • Develop innovative strategies for diverse populations to promote successful course completion, retention, and persistence through the ESL course sequence with an eye toward success in post-ESL, college-level courses

    • Actively participate in college, department, and program initiatives (i.e., college-wide and program specific professional developments)

    • Provide leadership and contribute to the processes of instructional planning and assessment

    • Pursue professional development in subject matter and instructional methods

    • Support student activities and advising

    • Prepare and facilitate workshops for students (linguistic, career, and culture-oriented)

    • Prepare and facilitate workshops for faculty and staff (methodology and culture-related)

    • Collaborate in the assessment of student learning and the design of the program curriculum

    • Evaluate student mastery of skills and competencies required by course outcomes

    • Engage in reflective practice and a program study to ensure all students are achieving equally high outcomes, particularly regarding race and ethnicity

    • Design and implement necessary course adjustments to support college, department, and program goals

    • Support the work of CCA's highly skilled and highly valued adjunct faculty

    • Other duties as assigned


    Minimum qualifications & Requirements

    Required Qualifications:


    • Master's degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, English, or equivalent

    • Able to teach classes in multiple modalities (i.e., online, face-to-face, and hybrid)

    • Availability to teach evening and/or weekend classes

    • Ability to teach a variety of ESL courses

    • Excellent pedagogical skills and practices

    • Demonstrate interest and ability to engage and impact student


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Experience in a diverse learning community, including learning a foreign language and/or living in a society other than the United States

    • Two or more years teaching college preparatory ESL in a community college

    • Experience in program growth, recruitment, and interaction with non-English speaking communities

    • Dedication to interactive, learner-centered teaching methods

    • Proven track record in developing and implementing new curricular activities that impact student success

    • Interest or experience in innovation in delivery of education using technology

    • Experience using D2L, Zoom, WebEx and/or other technological platforms

    • Background in student success for underrepresented populations

    • Demonstrated interest in engaging and impacting underrepresented students


    Supplemental information

    Salary Range: This is a full time 9 month faculty position, the anticipated start date is Fall 2021, and is benefit eligible. Anticipated starting salary range is $44,227.00-$63,238.00. This salary is determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate to include education level and experience, balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included.


    Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on February 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


    Application Process: Applicants must submit all of the following materials when applying to be considered:


    • A cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Address how your experiences apply to the position description, job responsibilities, and qualifications, describing how the skills, abilities, and experiences you have would help you contribute to the success of the department and this position.


    2 .A resume or curriculum vitae

    3. Unofficial, legible copies of transcripts confirming your undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees. If a Master's degree in the discipline is not held, the transcripts must show that 18 graduate credits in related feels

    4 .Teaching philosophy statement (one page maximum)

    5. Diversity and inclusiveness philosophy statement (one page maximum)

    6. List with a minimum of three references


    Any questions related to the application process, including technical issues submitting the application materials, should be sent to mailto:Human.Resources@ccaurora.edu, preferably prior to the application deadline.

    By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

    Notice to all Applicants:


    • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

    • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.

    • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.

    • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.

    • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the http://www.copera.org/.

    • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

    • For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.


    The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the https://www.ccaurora.edu/mycca/dashboard/student-right-know. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.


    ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


    Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.


    Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.


    For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.


    Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:

    You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together. CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies.


    Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.


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