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Instructor, ESOL
Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon
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Date Posted 10/30/2019
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English As Second Language
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Instructor, ESOL

Requisition ID req487
Department ESOL
Campus SEC-Southeast Campus
Employment Type Faculty
Best Consideration Date For best consideration, apply by December 1, 2019; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review
Position Summary

The Liberal Arts & Pre-College Division on the Southeast Campus of Portland Community College seeks an instructor with experience teaching college-level English for Speakers of Other Languages and a commitment to equitable student success for a full-time, continuous appointment (tenure track) position. We are looking for an innovative educator who is willing to focus on students and their lived experiences while taking classroom risks to meet student needs.

Application Requirements:

As part of your application attach a Cover Letter (maximum of 500 words) that addresses the following questions:

How have you changed your courses in the past three years to meet your students' needs in terms of culturally responsive teaching?
What have you learned from doing this? How has this experience impacted your teaching philosophy?

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/instructor-qualifications/ESOLInstructorQualifications/

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Demonstrates a commitment to culturally responsive teaching as well as a willingness to innovate and take risks in the classroom
Demonstrates experience and/or commitment to work effectively with colleagues and a wide range of students, including first-generation students, students of color, students who live in poverty, students who have had minimal formal educational opportunities in their native language, students with advanced degrees, and life-long learners.
Demonstrates an understanding that assessing student learning outcomes and refining professional practices on a regular basis is a key component to supporting student success
Provides evidence of commitment to serving departments, divisions, campuses, and college districts through work on committees, projects, curriculum development, and program development
Demonstrates an ability to lead the department in professional development centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and in particular, the use of culturally responsive teaching methods and techniques

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Master’s degree in related field (such as foreign language, linguistics, speech, anthropology, English, adult education, intercultural communication, international studies or other fields upon SAC approval)
Proficiency in a foreign language
TESOL certificate OR substantial (40 quarter hours or 30 semester hours) coursework at the 400 level or higher in TESOL methodology from an accredited institution. TESOL certificate or course work must include the study of linguistics, language acquisition theory, and language teaching methodology. K-12 ELL endorsement is not an appropriate equivalent to or substitute for a TESOL certificate


Master’s degree in a related field (such as foreign language, linguistics, speech, anthropology, English, adult education, intercultural communication, international studies or other fields upon SAC approval)
Proficiency in a foreign language
Five years of experience in an adult ESL classroom teaching a variety of skills and levels (pre-literate to college) to students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and educational backgrounds

Starting Salary Expectations Initial Salary Placement up to Step 3 ($56,274) will be based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.
Position Grade Salary Range $52530 to $91089 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP.  PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

* Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:

1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 days/year)
21 hours of additional personal leave per year
4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching)

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Official transcripts are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of offer date for degrees required in the stated Instructor Qualifications.

Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited US institution or a foreign institution having the equivalent of regional accreditation.

Instructors with credentials from other countries will have their transcripts evaluated by agencies that have good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services to establish fulfillment of this standard. (for more information see http://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/faculty-information.html)

For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit: 
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

Veterans: DD214
Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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