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English as a Second Language (ESL) Instr

  2020-02-07     Cabrillo College     6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA     57,157 year  

Cabrillo College

English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor

Tenure Track

Job# 2019-00950

Salary: See Position Description

Deadline: 2/28/2020

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access and achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students and increased faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About the Position: The full-time, tenure track instructor will enjoy a 175-Day work schedule.  The successful candidate will teach both credit and non-credit ESL classes, which includes speaking, listening, composition, reading, vocabulary development, and grammar.   This potentially includes beginning to advanced sections of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses including, but not limited to: 

Beginning ESL

Intermediate ESL

Advanced ESL 

The position begins on Monday, August 17, 2020, pending Governing Board ratification. Classes may be in a traditional "in class" setting, online or hybrid format, scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.

About the Department: The English as a Second Language (ESL) department is looking for faculty to join us in our pursuit of student success and professional excellence.  The ESL program serves both residents, as well as a number of foreign students from all over the world.  The department is designed to prepare non-native speakers of English to succeed in both academic and vocational goals by helping them read, write, understand, and speak American English at the college level.  A variety of instructional approaches, techniques, and strategies are used.

About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries and well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.

Starting Salary Range: $57,157 to $87,673 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the 175-Day faculty salary schedule (Download PDF reader) is Class 6, Step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $3,816 is granted to eligible faculty.

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Examples of Duties

• Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments

• Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways

• Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress

• Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours

• Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation

• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

• Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's 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 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 a Master's in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech or any foreign language OR

• Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in English as a Second Language OR

• Equivalent


Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2020.


Required Professional Expertise: 

Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field, curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes

• Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways

• Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success

• Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)

• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

• Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology

• Comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of, and experience with, current, effective second language acquisition methods

• Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations: 

• Successful teaching experience in a higher-education institution.

• Successful online teaching experience.

Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer

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