Job Positions

English as a Second Language (ESOL) Professor – Adjunct Faculty Pool

Categories: Northwest Region 8




Tacoma Community College

Date Posted:

Sep 5 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Nov 5, 2019

Position Description

Position Summary This position is responsible for preparing and teaching courses in English as a Second or Foreign Language and/or English for Academic Purposes. This position may work with both immigrant / refugee populations as well as international students with proficiency levels from beginning/ basic to college level English.


Essential Function
• Prepare, teach, and assess outcomes in assigned courses in accordance with department and college standards
• Assess student learning and use data to improve teaching and learning
• Maintain current knowledge in the field of composition and effective pedagogy
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Conditions of Employment
• Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment.
Application Material & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following:
1. Tacoma Community College online application.
2. Cover letter and resume.
3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences.

Please attach a statement (maximum two pages):
A. Expressing your cultural self-awareness,
B. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and
C. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment.

Terms of Employment
This is a part-time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Classes assigned to the successful candidate may be on campus, hybrid online, or fully online with an online learning management system (Canvas) component for some class materials. The salary is $837.80 per credit, which includes scheduled class time and final exam days, as well as time for class preparation, weekly office hours, and grading tasks in accordance with the Faculty Negotiated Agreement. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee may be available. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse. Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:
Stephen Smith, Title II and Title IX
Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer
Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College Human Resources
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14,
Tacoma WA 98466

Institution Information

Who we are (TCC) Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college and strongly encourage applications from candidates who recognize and honor the important role that equity, diversity, and inclusion brings to an educational community. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally, and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty.
We seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
• Reflects the diversity of our community
• Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
• Is attracted by the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities
• Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
• Engages effectively with the community both within and outside of TCC.

Additional Information

The Successful Candidate will Demonstrate
• Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment
• Commitment to ensuring equitable access within the learning environment, including but not limited to considerations related to cost; universal design for learning (UDL); and the integration of culturally relevant teaching practices
• Commitment to and respect for diverse views and opinions in the classroom and in the workplace
• Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff from diverse backgrounds
• Commitment to developing and implementing instructional strategies and practices that enhance student success, particularly those that support and enhance outcomes for traditionally underserved populations
• Ability to integrate non-traditional delivery methods, as appropriate, to teach students of varying backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles
• Competence to teach a variety of courses and to review and develop curriculum.
• Effective classroom management skills, including the ability to facilitate and navigate challenging conversations related to differing points of view
• Commitment to integrating educational technologies as an instructional aid in and out of the classroom
• Commitment to functioning as an effective team member
• Commitment to participate in ongoing academic and professional work to strengthen the department, division, campus and our community
• Commitment to professional growth.

Contact Information

Teri Ievers


Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
• Master's degree in TESOL, Adult Education, English or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications