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Part-Time Instructor - ESL / ABS

Mt. Hood Community College
United States
Closing date
Oct 29, 2023

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Job Type
Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties

Job Summary

Provides instruction to adult students enrolled in ESL classes. That instruction will provide learning experiences necessary for each student to meet the objectives of the courses, as well as be responsible for improving learning experiences for students.

Essential Duties
  • Understands the comprehensive role of the community college.
  • Instructs students in a classroom, lab, online, learning center or other setting as appropriate. Provides opportunities for student contact before or after class or through telephone or email exchanges or office hours where facilities and schedules permit.
  • Prepares, distributes and utilizes instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devises as appropriate; incorporates the latest classroom technology into instructional activities.
  • Structures classes and curriculum to correspond with the overall program objectives; prepares clear objectives for students each course. Maintains and revises curriculum to maintain currency.
  • Understands, develops, and provides a learning environment that supports diversity and incorporates sensitivity to diversity in the workplace.
  • Responsible for classroom, laboratory and departmental equipment and provides for the security of facilities and instructional materials as appropriate.
  • Understands and abides by college policies and regulations, including textbook selection and replacement.
  • Convenes classes on time and regularly as scheduled.
  • Maintains attendance records on the portal for assigned students, assists with orientations, and gives standardized tests (pre and post).
  • Ensures and emphasizes safe working and classroom conditions and practices.
  • Maintains current licenses or certificates in areas of expertise as required.

Additional Duties
  • Attends in-service sessions and division meetings as required.
  • Integrates computer literacy, goal-setting, and college and career readiness objectives into lessons.
  • Participates effectively as a team member within division.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Desired Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Master's degree in adult education or a second language with an English as a second language endorsement with TESOL certificate


Master's degree in any related discipline with three (3) or more years of experience teaching ESL at the adult basic skills level or higher.
  • Experience teaching ESL classes and/or completion of a ESL practicum
  • Must attend Oregon Adult Learning Proficiency Standards (OALPS) training (as available) within 6 months of hire and participate in ongoing OALPS training throughout employment
  • Experience working with diverse backgrounds of the college's community, students and employees; demonstrated commitment to promoting access and diversity

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Desired Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Experience with online instruction
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Teaching experience with adult students from a variety of ages, socio-economic, ethnic backgrounds and learning differences
  • Participation in professional organization(s) related to the ESL field
  • Bilingual skill in English and Spanish or other language that meets community needs

Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to teach online courses and utilize necessary technology
  • Ability to manage and engage students from diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Ability to manage student outcomes related to all classes taught
  • Ability to teach courses in accordance with college catalog, schedule of classes, course outlines, course syllabi, and any departmental guidelines
  • Knowledge of appropriate teaching methods and documentation
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Working Conditions and Important Information

Working Conditions

Work is typically performed in a normal office environment and classroom setting


Salary placement will be based on applicable education and/or years of relevant full-time equivalent experience at the sole discretion of the College, per the guidelines in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please include all relevant education and full and part-time experience in your application that you want the College to review towards potential placement. Hired employees will not have an opportunity to update past education and/or experience or appeal initial placement after the time of hire.

Important Information

MHCC only accepts applications through our online application system at For technical assistance, please call 855-524-5627.

Please note: We do not request or read letters of recommendation. Also, it is not necessary to upload a large number of documents with your materials. We are looking for the required documents. Faculty applications require a current resume, cover letter and official transcripts (copies are fine for application purposes) and/or any required certificates or licenses.

Please note: this is initially a self-screening system. We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Position subject to budget consideration and approval.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

MHCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

If you are seeking this preference, appropriate documentation must be provided at the time of application. You may submit an electronic copy in the document upload area of the application in the section marked "veterans' preference document," or fax to 503-491-7257 or mail to Human Resources, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 97030. If you do not have your documentation, you may request it through your Veterans' Administration Office.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three working days prior to the date of need.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

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