THIS POSITION IS FOR INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS RECRUITMENT, INTERNAL CANDIDATES ARE DEFINED AS CURRENT, PART-TIME/ADJUNCT CHEMEKETA FACULTY. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS POSTING IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT PART-TIME/ADJUNCT CHEMEKETA FACULTY MEMBER.
Chemeketa aspires to be an inclusive environment where we honor and value the unique contributions of our diverse students, employees, and community. We seek to foster cultural competence and pursue equitable solutions that support all students in achieving their educational goals. If you are interested in joining the work of the college to pursue a supportive and inclusive culture, we encourage you to apply.
This is a full-time, temporary faculty position actively and effectively teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Chemeketa Community College for Winter and Spring Term. The mission of the ESOL program at Chemeketa Community College is to provide high-quality, rigorous instruction to adults who need to improve their English proficiency to attain their goals of employment, advancement in employment, or transition to post-secondary education or training. Vocational Instruction in the Chemeketa ESL Program is in English and is provided by qualified professionals using a variety of language teaching instructional techniques. The program collaborates with community partners throughout the Chemeketa Community College district, Career and Technical programs, and community service providers to prepare English Language Learners for local employment opportunities. The college provides many opportunities for innovation in curriculum development and teaching, including a multi-media language lab, computer lab, and optional online web presence for all courses.
Duties and Responsibilities
Instructional Program Responsibilities
* Actively and effectively collaborates with staff in regular program and department functions, including scheduled staff meetings, and in the ongoing planning, oversight, and assessment of ESOL curriculum
* Provides periodic reports and data to the program and related partners
* Actively participates in college committees as a representative of the ESOL program
* Assists with the design and delivery of program events, recruiting activities, trainings, meetings and orientations (staff and/or student)
* Maintains college facilities and equipment
* Participates in curriculum development; recommends course outline revisions
* Teaches assigned classes in academic transition VESL and/or ESOL following approved course outlines
* Provides students with syllabi, and prepares and develops course materials
* Meets all scheduled and special classes-day, possible evening and weekends
* Evaluates student work
* Maintains records of grades and attendance, and reports individual progress and grades when required
* Serves as a liaison between Job and Career Centers, Chemeketa campuses and other college and community partners
* Posts and maintains regular office hours, provide timely responses to student inquiries, and assess and advise students as needed
Teaching and Learning Values
* Creates a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness
* Encourages creative and critical thinking
* Engages participants in an active learning process
* Facilitates learning that applies to and enriches lives
* Encourages student responsibility for learning
* Promotes learning as a lifelong process
* Embraces diversity and actively collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
* Participates in recruitment and retention of students at an individual and institutional level in promotion of student success
* Embraces, understands and uses appropriate technology tools to accomplish job functions
* Provides high quality, effective service to internal and external customers through continuous improvement and adoption of lean office practices
A Master's degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) or a related field from an accredited institution. Graduate course work from an accredited institution in second language acquisition and methods of ESL instruction. Five years' experience teaching ESOL or VESL.
The ability to teach beginning through advanced level academic transition ESOL and/or VESL classes to adult students with a range of educational backgrounds.
Experience developing and delivering vocational and occupational specific VESL curriculum and working with English language learners preparing for new employment or training.
* Experience advising students in VESL or other co-enrolled, transition cohorts
* Demonstrated expertise in teaching Career and Technical Education or contextualized ESOL
* Demonstrated intercultural competence
* Experience studying a foreign language
* Bilingual English/Spanish
* Experience with IBEST or other innovative learning models
* Experience teaching ESOL/VESL to adults in a community college setting
When applying for this posting, you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
* Cover Letter (up to two pages)
* Resume that highlights how you meet the qualifications and would be a good fit for this position
* Unofficial Transcripts- An electronic copy of your academic transcript(s) from an accredited institution must be attached with your application. The transcript must demonstrate the minimum educational requirement for the position. If you have academic credentials from non-U.S. institutions, you will need to include an evaluation of your credentials
Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove your social security number from your documents, including transcripts. Documents containing social security numbers will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Chemeketa makes employment decisions based solely on the candidate's demonstrated competencies as related to successful performance in the position.
Terms of Employment:
* This is a 100 percent, 10 month faculty position
* Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire
* Upon hire, must pass security inquiry which may include criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered
* Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which includes some evening and weekend work and/or travel; in-state and out-of-state meetings, conferences, institutes, training and/or other meeting attendance as required
Successful applicants for designated positions must successfully pass a background inquiry, which may include criminal, driving, credit and full background checks. Only information relevant to the position will be considered. An individual with negative information on their background inquiry will not necessarily be denied employment. Providing false information will result in rejection of an application, employment offer or dismissal
Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Chemeketa Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VETERANS' PREFERENCE
* MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) -OR- Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension
* Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
For information regarding Veterans' Preference qualifications, visit the following website:
Physical Requirements - Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Even though weight lifted may be negligible, it may be rated light work if frequent walking and/or standing is required.