Position TitleAssistant Professor, English as Second Language
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusTenure Track
Reports to (title)Associate Dean ESL, SATTS
DepartmentESL (School of SATTS)-2NA
Initial Work LocationSouth City Campus
Starting Salary$44,393-$66,590/Academic Yr
Job Open Date02/01/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Priority Review Date03/20/2020
Salt Lake Community College strives to be a model for inclusive and transformative education. Therefore, we seek to hire an engaged faculty member who combines disciplinary expertise with excellent teaching and demonstrated capacity for inclusive excellence. The School of Applied Technology offers five levels of ESL instruction leading to vocational training or college level classes. ESL classes include intensive academic English practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The successful candidate will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields.
The mission of the English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at Salt Lake Community College is to improve students’ English language skills which will help them successfully develop personally, professionally and academically at Salt Lake Community College.
The selected finalist will teach, coordinate, and develop curriculum for English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to community college students with a specific focus on preparing students for entry into career/technical programs and/or college level instruction.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Essential Job Duties
a. Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those
policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments
throughout the organization.
b. Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
c. Work closely with department peers and administrators to understand processes and
procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher and contributing member of the
a. Creates an effective, supportive learning environment for students regardless of the delivery method.
b. Teaches courses consistent with department procedures, appropriate Course Curriculum Outline
(CCO), and catalog description.
c. Provides each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting
that complies with department procedure and the CCO.
d. Teaches assigned classes at the scheduled time and place and meets during required contact hours.
e. Demonstrates the incorporation of active and applied learning in courses taught
(hands-on and engaged activities).
f. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.
g. Promotes the development of critical thinking among students.
h. Actively participates in the update and production of new curriculum development and
related activities as a contributing team member of the program area, department, campus,
college, and state.
i. Maintains and posts teaching schedule. Maintains significant campus presence to respond
to instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college, and community. Meets
with students outside of class—a minimum of 5 hours/week in person or on-line.
j. Is available to teach courses at times directed by the academic needs of the program
and availability of staffing pool. The department recommends final teaching
assignments with the final decision by the Academic Administrator.
k. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards.
l. Consistently improve course quality, design and course integrity through participation in the
college-wide assessment of student learning.
m. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
n. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs students of
progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.
o. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment. Prepares and
submits incident reports to the Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as
defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
p. Uses appropriate resources and technology in the delivery of courses.
q. Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement.
r. Maintains professional and collegial behavior.
s. Coordinates and supervises internships and clinical experiences for students as assigned.
t. Responds to voicemail and email communication promptly (generally within 1-2 contract days).
u. Meets deadlines.
v. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure.
w. Partners with the college to provide innovation to improve the learning environment.
x. Promotes support for the mission, vision, values, and goals of the College by
incorporating culturally- competent pedagogy and inclusivity practices.
a. Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills, and
demonstrated teaching competencies consistent with department standards.
b. Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers when appropriate.
c. Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.
d. Promotes the professional development of peers/colleagues through recognized professional
activities (in-service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications,
and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field), as approved by departments.
e. Participates in the collegial mentoring relationship, serving as a mentor and/or mentee
in the department and college.
f. Engages in local, state, and/or national professional organizations appropriate to the faculty role.
g. Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.
h. Completes required training and participates in professional development.
Service to the College
a. Provides service to the institution through appropriate participation in academic and
campus committee assignments; offers adequate service on at least one department,
school, or college-wide committee.
b. Promotes, models and exhibits the College Values with colleagues, students,
and community stakeholders.
Responds to discussions and requests for department work in a timely manner (e.g.
answers email, completes task assignments, etc.)
d. Mentors new faculty as assigned.
e. Serves on tenure sitting committees for department colleagues when appropriate.
f. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines and other pertinent federal regulations.
g. Assists in maintaining a safe and secure campus environment.
h. Reviews and recommends program textbooks and/or materials.
i. Attends Convocation, Professional Development Day, Commencement, and other
institutional meetings (e.g. department meetings).
j. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints.
k. Assumes an active role in the student advising process, formal and/or informal, per
l. Meets with and updates the counseling office; updates and maintains advising
materials per departmental guidelines.
m. Develops and/or participates in student recruitment and retention strategies. (Career and
Majors Fair, Pathways to Professions, informal outreach, etc.)
n. Assists with the assessment of credit for prior learning as needed.
o. Participates in the formulation and implementation of department initiatives.
p. Evaluates and revises program offerings/materials on an ongoing basis and develops new
curricula as needed.
q. Participates in strategic planning and monitors the institutional effectiveness and
r. Provides leadership and instructional integrity through classroom observation,
mentoring, and evaluation of part-time employees or serving on tenure sitting committees
as needed. Participates in state-level issues as requested.
s. Reports maintenance issues for classrooms and equipment to appropriate authorities.
t. Maintains inventory, if appropriate, of equipment, tools, supplies, and storage/disposal
of hazardous materials required for classes, and request appropriate equipment repair.
u. Actively participates in the informed budget process.
v. Identifies budgetary needs and priorities within the program as applicable.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Teach courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) for academic and career/technical purposes.
Keep accurate classroom records.
Answer questions about the course and advise students on program requirements and progress through the program.
Follow SLCC policies and procedures.
Support department curriculum and assessment initiatives.
Meet College and department deadlines and evaluate student work in a timely manner including submitting final grades on time.
Engage in departmental, school, college, and/or community service. Important emphasis is placed on collaboration with faculty peers.
Participate in on-going curriculum review, development and assessment of ESL courses
Assess the English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of students and recommends appropriate level of courses.
Exhibit a strong commitment to collaboration and collegiality with full and part-time faculty. Attend regularly scheduled department meetings and presentations.
Complete required training and attend department meetings.
Participate in on-going professional development including research and community and college service.
Maintain expertise in area of teaching responsibility.
Use new technologies, including the use of open educational resources, in the classroom to supplement instruction.
Other duties as assigned.
1. Experience teaching in a community/technical college.
2. Evidence of contributions to the campus community.
3. Proven track record of collaborative assessment and curriculum development.
4. Record of professional development including presentations and publications in the area of ESL.
5. Experience with curriculum development in the areas of career/technical education and/or English for academic purposes.
6. Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population.
Master’s degree in TESOL.
Master’s degree or Doctorate in a related field with TESOL Certificate and/or core coursework in teaching English Language Learners will be considered.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
understanding of current language
acquisition theories and teaching practices.
Priority Review: March 20, 2021: Application received by this date will receive first priority screening by the committee.
Applications selected for an interview may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration.
Reference Letters: The committee will request two references letters from finalists. There will be adequate time provided for selected candidates to submit their reference letters upon request.
Please attach the following documents for the committee to review:
A. Cover letter stating your reasons for applying for this position and your qualifications.
B. Curriculum vitae.
C. Copy of transcripts/TESOL Certificate (if applicable)
D. Student evaluations (optional)
- SLCC HR department will conduct a criminal background check on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.
Faculty salaries are commensurate upon higher education and experience. SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit: http://www.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx for more information.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.