FY24 - ESL Noncredit Instructor (South Gate Educational Center)

Los Angeles Trade Technical College
United States
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Feb 26, 2024

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East Los Angeles College

South Gate Educational Center

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English as a Second Language, Noncredit Instructor

Full-Time, Tenure-Track, C-Basis (10 Months)

Application Deadline: 4:30 PM February 29, 2024

Salary Range: $72,990 to $135,620

East Los Angeles College's (ELAC) Career and Continuing Education Department is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic full-time faculty member to lead instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Noncredit courses with an emphasis on Vocational ESL at ELAC's South Gate Educational Center Campus and partner community-based center sites. This 10-month assignment requires a teaching responsibility of twenty-four hours per week in addition to office hours, committee assignments, curriculum development, and program innovation. Instruction may include day, evening, off-campus and online/hybrid modality. Excellent collaboration, organization and communication skills is required.

  • The current teaching load is 24 hours instructional hours per semester. Day, evening courses may be assigned at SGEC primarily, and community based and partner organizations throughout the service area.
  • Teach ESL Noncredit face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses that prepare students for college and career pathways ranging from low-beginning to high-intermediate level courses, that include instruction in writing, grammar, reading, vocabulary, and conversation.
  • Maintain currency in the field of second language acquisition in order to meet the needs and support the learning goals of ESL Noncredit learners.
  • Participate in accreditation, program review, outreach and recruitment, institutional planning, and other assigned college committees.
  • Participate and collaborate on curriculum development and redesign, learning outcome development and assessments, and special programs and initiatives impacting noncredit program students.
  • Collaborate, coordinate, and participate in appropriate professional development activities.
  • Collaborate effectively with other departments, faculty, staff, and administrators to plan, develop, and execute related programs.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the department chairperson, including those to ensure timely compliance with College, division, and department policies.
  • Maintain scheduled office and campus hours and participate in department/division meetings and College committees.


The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:
  • Bachelor's degree in teaching English as a second language, or teaching English to speakers of other languages; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in education, English, linguistics, applied linguistics, any foreign language, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, or speech; AND a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
  • Bachelor's degree with any of the majors specified in subparagraph (2) above; AND one (1) year of experience teaching ESL in an accredited institution AND a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first two years of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
  • Possession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in English as a second language.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff, and students.

  • Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees' policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to position start date.

  • Three or more years of teaching a full range of ESL including Vocational ESL courses at community colleges or adult schools.
  • Online ESL teaching experience using Canvas, Zoom and other distance learning tools and technologies.
  • Possession of an excellent academic record that indicates a strong background in ESL.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing innovative ESL curriculum in area of transfer and workforce preparation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current theories and methods that address varied learning styles of adult ESL learners.
  • Experience teaching students from a variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds.
  • Experience with approaches and activities that integrate and promote student use of instructional resources, including writing centers, libraries and other learning centers.
  • Experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative, collegial team setting.
  • Experience using CASAS and other adult-learner assessments to monitor student progress.
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills.


The current starting salary range is from $72,990 to $135,620 for the ten-month academic year depending on education and experience. The doctoral differential is $4610 per academic year. The district provides an excellent benefits package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents.

  • A college selection committee will review all completed and approved applications received. The screening will include an evaluation of the candidate's qualifications in the areas of training, experience, and personal fitness as determined from the application package and recommendations from referents.
  • Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening.
  • Based upon the committee recommendation, finalists will interview with the president and vice president, who will make the final selection.

After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews. All submitted materials become property of Los Angeles Community College District.


Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. Please visit https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd to apply for this position. For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following:
  • A letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, that addresses how the minimum and desired qualifications are met;
  • A current resume summarizing how the candidate meets the above qualifications for the position;
  • Legible unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Uploaded as an "Other Document"); if invited to interview, candidate should be prepared to provide official transcripts: Note: All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from a foreign institution must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by California Commission on Teaching Credentialing. You can obtain a listing of approved foreign evaluation agencies at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
  • A list of three professional references that include the reference's title and complete contact information.
  • If you choose the option in the Minimum Qualifications that call for one year proof of experience, Verification of Experience letters must be on letterhead stationery; must show inclusive dates of employment, state if full-time or part-time and indicate duties. If part-time, the number of paid hours worked per week, semester or year must be included. (Signed hard copies required if selected to interview) uploaded as an "Other Document"

The completed application package must be filed no later than 4:30PM February 29, 2024 to be considered. For questions regarding the position please contact: Mr. Dennis Villacorte, Department Chair at villacda@elac.edu

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. ELAC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw these positions at any time. Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

The Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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