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English to Speakers of other Languages Instructor - Laney

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

THE DISTRICT MAY FILL MORE THEN ONE OPENING FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY, ESPECIALLY REGARDING:
1. EQUIVALENCY PROCESS, 2. TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS, 3. FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS, 4. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS


EQUIVALENCY PROCEDURE

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement but believe they possess the equivalent, must submit an Equivalency Application Form including full supporting documentation and mail to the Human Resources Department (this is separate from the online application.) All non-U.S transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation and translation service in order to be reviewed for equivalency. The Equivalency Application Form may be downloaded from our website, www.peralta.edu, in the Human Resources area.

Note: Denial by the Equivalency Committee is final and cannot be re-opened for this announced position. If an applicant applies for an additional position in the same discipline that is subsequently announced, the applicant may submit an Equivalency Application Form by the application deadline date, requesting a new equivalency determination only if additional evidence is submitted for consideration.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1. Required documents will include:

· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions. (This means we do not need official copies. Please do not mail or fax transcripts. Please do not have your college send us your transcripts. You must scan your transcripts and upload them to your application.)


***
Copies of diplomas will not substitute for  transcripts***
This means do not upload diplomas to your application, we only need conferred transcripts. (If hired, only then will it be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)
Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.
A MINIMUM OF A MASTER'S DEGREE MUST BE CONFERRED WHEN THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED.
THIS ALSO MEANS THAT IF YOUR Ph.D IS NOT YET COMPLETE, DO NOT SUBMIT UNLESS YOU ALSO SUBMIT YOUR CONFERRED MASTER'S TRANSCRIPT. ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST INCLUDE A CONFER DATE.



Note:  A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.
All non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified evaluation/translation document certifying that your non-U.S. degree is equivalent to a U.S. degree.
All non-U.S. transcripts without a certified evaluation document will be disqualfied.


2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION EITHER BY EMAIL OR FAX.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OPTIONAL, THEREFORE ARE NOT PART OF THE SCREENING PROCESS. YOU MAY INCLUDE THEM IN YOUR APPLICATION ONLY IF YOU HAVE THEM IN YOUR POSSESSION. YOU WILL NEED TO SCAN THEM AND UPLOAD THEM INTO YOUR APPLICATION.



3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.
4. Skype and phone interviews are not permitted.

Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:

REQUIRED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Tuberculosis Examination:  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days.  The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.

Immigration Requirement:  According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:

1) A citizen or national of the United States;
2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or
3) An alien authorized by the the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.

All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

District Policy:  A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.  The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.

Agency Shop Requirement:  This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, which includes an agency shop provision.  This provision requires that, as a condition of employment, a new employee must either become a member of the union or pay a service fee to the union.

MAY BE REQUIRED
Medical Examination:  Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment.  Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.

MISSION STATEMENT
We are a collaborative community of colleges.

· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the   region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.

· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.

· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational   resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.

The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Posting Details

College Information

Peralta/College Information

Laney College

Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.


Position Information

Job Title English to Speakers of other Languages Instructor - Laney
Compensation $54,976- $74,251. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.
Benefits Information

FRINGE BENEFITS


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:


• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.


In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 8.88% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at http://www.calstrs.com/post/frequently-asked-questions-ab-340-public-employees-pension-reform-act-2013. For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calstrs.com. The CalSTRS member handbook is available at http://www.calstrs.com/calstrs-member-handbook.  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.


Other voluntary benefits include:


• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation 

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children


  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Position Type
Department Communications (555)
Job Description Summary

Teaches classes in a full range of community college credit and non-credit ESOL courses including basic to advanced levels of reading/writing, listening/speaking and grammar.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.


Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.

• Works with faculty in other departments (i.e., CTE) to support language needs of non-native speakers of English in certificate programs.
• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.
• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.
• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.
The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:

• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre- collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university 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
2. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university 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
possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech, or any foreign language;
OR
3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in TESOL.
(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
OR
4. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)
5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Experience teaching ESOL at the college level, preferably equivalent to at least two (2) years.
• Experience teaching in all ESOL skill areas at all levels from beginning to transfer levels.
• Experience teaching contextualized ESOL courses for Career Technical Education programs.
• Knowledge of current second language acquisition theories and ESOL methodologies and materials.
• Recent experience in the area of instructional technology including smart classroom technology, course management and document sharing systems, and other online instructional tools.
• Ability to apply innovation and technology in both face-to-face and distance instructional settings.
• Experience in studying or learning a foreign language in a non-English speaking environment.
• Experience teaching ESOL to diverse racial, ethnic, gender, disabled and cultural populations.
• Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college, including the mission, vision and values of Laney College.
• Demonstration of commitment to professional growth and service through various types of activities, e.g., workshop presentations, materials development, curriculum development, collaborative teaching endeavors, classroom-based research, publications, organizational involvement, committee work, program/project coordination, teacher training and writing of grant proposals.
• Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment, and technology that will enhance the offerings of the department.
• Experience developing and updating curriculum.
• Experience teaching distance education courses, using Moodle or other distance education learning management systems
• Knowledge of effective distance education practices
• Experience in the use of various instructional technologies to teach both face-to-face and online courses
• Experience with developing student learning outcomes and assessment techniques, and assessing student learning outcomes

Environmental Demands
Other Requirements REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

The following questions seek information about your knowledge of the position. Be certain that your answers are complete and as detailed as possible.


Please attach a separate typewritten response in the required statement tab in a 12-point font on 8 1/2 ” X 11” paper for each of the following questions. Your responses to Questions #2 and #3 should not exceed one (1) typewritten page.


1. List your experience teaching reading, writing, grammar, and listening/speaking to non-native speakers of English in a post-secondary environment in the past ten years in a community college, college/university, adult education, intensive English program or through overseas experience.

TYPE OF INSTITUTION NAME OF INSTITUTION SKILLS AREA TAUGHT CREDIT/ NONCREDIT LEVEL ESTIMATED # OF SEM/QTRS (indicate which)


Sample:
Community College Laney College Reading Credit High Int. 2 semesters


Community College


College/University


Adult Education


Overseas Experience


2. Describe your training and experience teaching academic ESL reading and composition.


3. Describe your experience teaching ESL to diverse multi-lingual/multi-cultural populations.

Tools & Equipment Used
Application Deadline Date July 31, 2017
Open Date 06/14/2017

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you find out about the position?
    • Asian Week
    • California Community College Chancellor's Office website
    • Career Builder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper
    • Community College Jobs Website
    • Community College Times
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • El Mundo
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • Job Fair, Conference or Workshop
    • Local Newspaper (Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, ect)
    • Oakland Post
    • Peralta Jobs Website
    • Walk-In (PCCD Office of Human Resources)
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Word of Mouth
    • 24-Hour Job Line
    • Other
  2. If you chose "Other" as your answer for the above question, please provide details

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you currently a temporary, part-time faculty member with Peralta Community College District?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Training/Certification Document
  5. Required Statement
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Document