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Instructor - English as a Second Language (ESL)

Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, California
$64,204.00 - $100,654.00 Annually
Closing date
Feb 27, 2023

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Instructor - English as a Second Language (ESL)

Salary: $64,204.00 - $100,654.00 Annually

Job Type: FT Faculty Tenure Track

Job Number: 12-2022-R9

Closing: 2/13/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Department: English as a Second Language

Basic Functions

SBCC Cluster Hire Criteria

SBCC is committed to implementing anti-racist hiring practices to enable the district to achieve measurable progress towards diversifying our faculty numbers. We are recruiting 24 tenure track faculty positions for Fall 2023. The ideal candidate will have two or more of the characteristics listed below; as part of the application process candidates will be asked to describe and include examples of which characteristics most closely align with their personal and/or professional commitments and experiences.

Required Candidate Characteristics

• Has experience or has demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring and/or engaging in services for Black and Brown students

• Has demonstrated knowledge of barriers for Black and Brown students and experience in addressing disproportionate impact at an institution

• Has experience in or has demonstrated commitment in facilitating Black and Brown students' navigating a higher education institution

• Has experience or has demonstrated commitment to integrating elements of culturally relevant and inclusive pedagogy SBCC has reserved the following 24 tenure-track faculty positions to seek faculty with the expertise to lead our institution in serving Black and Brown students.

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Santa Barbara City College is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member positions in the credit English as a Second Language Program to start in Fall 2023. In 2009, SBCC was designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting our responsibility to support and serve the needs of our Latina/o/x students. Moreover, given our overall student population, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to join a department that is dedicated to the use of curriculum and pedagogy that shares SBCC's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse post-traditional student population.

The successful candidate for the position is an equity-minded professional dedicated to excellence in teaching ESL, to the success of every student and to collaboration with faculty, staff and administration across the campus community.

The credit Santa Barbara City College ESL Program is an academic program serving both resident and international ESL students as they pursue degree, career and personal goals. The primary teaching assignment involves all skill areas and levels of ESL from beginning level to college English coursework, in both the day and evening schedule. The program has daytime and evening offerings at all levels. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals of widely varying backgrounds. This candidate demonstrates the use of dynamic, learner-centered, culturally responsive teaching pedagogy that meets the varying needs of our students and ensures a successful learning environment in both face-to-face and synchronous online settings. In addition to teaching, the position also involves working on curriculum and program development; participating in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities; assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaborating across disciplines; leveraging student support resources; and participating in ongoing professional development.

The credit ESL Program serves both resident and international multilingual students from beginning level to college English. This position will be responsible for preparing and delivering English as a Second Language instruction to a diverse student population using engaging, innovative and student-centered pedagogy that reflects a commitment to success, equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and expertise in teaching ESL. Responsibilities of this faculty team member include:

• Fulfill all professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member, including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; post and maintain scheduled office hours; and participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide committees as assigned.

• Prepare and deliver student-centered courses in the field of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to a diverse student population utilizing a variety of instructional approaches and strategies appropriate to the needs of credit community college students, including: application of integrated skills approaches, metacognitive routines, socio-affective strategies, and cooperative /collaborative learning.

• Evaluate student progress using multiple measures and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting approved program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.

• Promote student success and retention by working with student support services staff to increase student access to college services and programs.

• Work and collaborate effectively with students, staff, and members of the public from diverse cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds.

• Participate actively in departmental responsibilities and departmental governance, including curriculum creation, review and revision; program review; evaluation of adjunct faculty; assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program level.

• Maintain currency in the TESOL field in the credit community college environment through a variety of professional development activities.

• Work as part of a team to create and support division and departmental activities, training, initiatives and goals through active and collegial engagement in decision-making and planning to address increased student success, new pedagogies, and state directives such as AB705.

• Incorporate and employ current technology in instruction, course management (Canvas), communication and data-gathering, and integrate technology into curriculum and instruction.

• Serve on college-wide and departmental committees, councils, work groups, and task forces and participate in ESL departmental leadership roles.


The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $64,204 - $100,654 plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,210.20. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one-step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $128,134, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program.

Representative Duties


• Evidence of two (2) out of the four (4) Cluster Hire characteristics

• Commitment to the community college mission.

• An understanding of the implications a Hispanic-Serving designation suggests for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

• An understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of racially and/or ethnically minoritized students within Higher Education shape patterns of participation and outcomes within the classroom.

• Evidence of working effectively with racially and/or ethnically diverse populations.

• Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of students with different ability statuses (e.g. physical and/or learning)

• An understanding of anti-racist and culturally-responsive pedagogical practices which honor and respect what students bring to the classroom and uses students' prior knowledge and/or lived experiences to inform instruction.

• Evidence of working effectively with post-traditional students

• Experience with second language community college credit program teaching and students

• Expertise in current research and best practices in second language acquisition, second language teaching and materials development and demonstrated ability to apply them successfully in the classroom

• Experience in program administration and curriculum design

• Bilingual Spanish/English

• Training, experience and expertise in teaching and mentoring students from diverse cultural, ethnic, gender identity, religious, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds

• Demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues, adapt to a rapidly changing environment, collaborate effectively with faculty and staff across campus and resolve conflict

• Experience with online class management systems and the use of technology to deliver and enhance instruction

• Expertise in teaching integrated language skills across all skill levels and skill areas

• Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of AB705 for ESL programs and students, emphasizing current approaches to teaching reading and writing as integrated skills

• Willingness to engage in reflective examination and improvement of one's instructional and relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students

Education and Experience


Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

• 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 Master's in linguistics, applied linguistics, English, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, speech or any foreign language, OR
• Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to all of the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required material.
• Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts DOES NOT EXACTLY MATCH one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications listed above, you must request an equivalency review and submit conclusive supporting documents at the time of application. Those documents include a completed and a narrative synopsis of your educational background justifying equivalency.

Knowledge and Abilities


(The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)

• Online District Application form at

• Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.

• CV or Resume.

• Within the online application provide supplemental responses describing examples of the characteristics most closely aligned with your personal and/or professional commitments and experiences. Your responses must be complete and not refer to any other part of your application.

• Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript, which verifies minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.

• If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents.

• Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

• Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.

• Within the online application, there is a required section to list three professional references; a maximum of six references may be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance

Additional Instructions: If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate the education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable.

If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.

Please note: After your application has been submitted, you may sign-in to view its status -

Selection Procedure:

The selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC, will initially review online applications. A teaching demonstration will be required for selected applicants. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee will recommend the top candidates to the Superintendent/President for a final interview. The successful candidate's name will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for final approval and authorization to hire. Candidates will participate primarily in remote interviews and in some instances final interviews may be conducted in person while observing all health and safety protocols as approved by the Santa Barbara County Health Department.

Please Note: Santa Barbara City College regrets that applicants cannot be reimbursed for expenses related to the application or interview process, including travel expenses.

Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:

If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment:

• Satisfactory fingerprint report and a completed tuberculosis risk assessment.

• Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions.

• Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application.

To apply, visit

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