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Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language (SLTC)

Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, Utah
Closing date
May 28, 2023

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Job Role
Professor / Lecturer
Job Type

Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language (SLTC)

Open Internally or Externally: External
If faculty, tenure track status : Tenure Track
Reports to (title) : Associate Dean, ESL
Department: ESL (School of SATTS)-2NA
Requisition Number : F23TT04
Position Type: Replacement
Job Category: Faculty
FT/PT: Full-time
Initial Work Location: Varies
Starting Salary: $68,000 - 79,000
Job Open Date: 04/20/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Priority Review Date: 05/11/2023

Job Summary
We don’t just state our values; we live them through dedicated, collective effort. Our values ground our future endeavors and help us realize our mission of being an open-access, comprehensive community college committed to the transfer education and workforce needs of our students. Click here for more information: SLCC Mission and Values:

Regular full-time faculty members teach assigned classes in accordance with established guidelines and policies. Faculty participate in advising, committee assignments, other academic and institutional support activities. SLTech utilizes a faculty model that includes tracking and reporting student progress and employment outcomes; student and community access; and employer engagement. Program coordinator responsibility may be assigned.

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.

Faculty member 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. Faculty member may be responsible for teaching classes at any of the SLCC campuses and/or off campus sites, including on-site for businesses. May be assigned to teach daytime, evening time, and/or Saturday classes.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties
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.

• Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

• Work closely with department peers and administrators to understand processes and procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher and contributing member of the academic unit.

• Maintains professional and collegial behavior.

• Teach courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) for academic and career/technical purposes.

• Teach ESL in learning communities with faculty from other departments to support ESL students.

• Teach ESL for local companies in the community to support ESL students.

• Collaborate with dual enrollment SLCC ESL teachers in the local high schools.

• Work with community partners on efforts to support ESL students.

• Assist the ESL department in recruitment efforts and onboarding of students and new associate faculty.

• Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

• Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or community.

• 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.

• Foster a professional work and learning environment.

• Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Minimum Qualifications

• Masters 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


• Bachelors 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 Masters in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English, Composition, Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, Reading, Speech or any foreign language

Preferred Qualifications
1. Evidence of commitment to supporting students on all academic pathways/journeys;
2. Experience in teaching ESL in learning communities with other departments at the College.
3. Experience in teaching ESL for local companies in the community.
4. Experience in working in dual enrollment in high schools.
5. Experience in working with community partners to support ESL students.
6. Record of professional development including presentations and publications in the area of ESL.
7. Experience with collaborative assessment and curriculum development in the areas of career/technical education and/or English for academic purposes.
8. Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
· Ability to effectively communicate as well as work with all groups in diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background including those with disabilities within our community
· Ability to maintain good working relationships across the College.
-Ability to successfully work with adult learners
-Ability to work with students, colleagues, community partners and employers
· Demonstrate:
-organizational skills
-knowledge of current language acquisition theories and teaching practices

Special Instructions
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at time of hire.

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2023.

Salt Lake Tech Faculty are issued a 12-month, year round appointment.

Priority Review Date May 11, 2023 : Applications received by the priority review date will receive priority in screening. The screening of applications submitted after the priority review date will be determined by the committee until the position is filled. The following documents are required to submit the application:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae,
2. Copy of transcripts,
3. Cover letter.
Reference letters from the finalists upon request by the committee.

Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration.

SLCC HR Department will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist.

Official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit: SLCC Employee Benefits Page.

SLCC Faculty General Description found Appendix 1 Faculty Compensation and Workload Handbook.

SLCC Highlights
Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah’s fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students’ lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.

Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging HSI, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.

FLSA Exempt

SLCC 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.

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