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ESL Adjunct Instructor, DAEL

Joliet Junior College, IL
Downtown Joliet, Illinois
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Position Title:

ESL Adjunct Instructor, DAEL


POSITION TITLE: Adjunct Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESL)

STATUS: Part time

DEPARTMENT: Department of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL)

DIVISION: Academic Affairs


UNION: Adjunct Faculty

REPORTS TO: Director, Department of Adult Education and Literacy

PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications

MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.


An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator, Manager, and/or Director, and provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time staff in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. The position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

  1. Provide direct and explicit instruction to students in assigned subject area(s) Monitor student progress, report outcomes, and refer students for additional assessments and/or support services.
  2. Participate in annual student and chair/coordinator evaluations. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, assessments, and other established processes.
  3. Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and director.
  4. Actively retain students through goal attainment. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations.
  5. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college and the department at all times.
  6. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract and/or by the department.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Education.
  2. Three (3) years of teaching experience in adult education (ABE, GED, ESL) and/or developmental college reading, and/or writing.
  3. Teacher Certification, certificates, endorsements, and related experience will be considered.
  4. Experience and/or expertise in instructional/classroom technology.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to the college's core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation, and quality.

  1. Master's Degree in Education, Adult Education, or closely related field.
  2. Elementary, Middle School, and/or High School Teacher Certification in English or Foreign Language and/or ESL/TESOL/Bilingual education endorsement.
  3. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.
  4. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

  1. Standard classroom equipment and software.

  1. Classroom teaching environment.

  • Resume
  • A cover letter with your interest in being considered for the position.
  • Unofficial Transcripts (must be included)

Full Time/Part Time:

Part time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:


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