ESOL Faculty – Tenure Track



Job description

Bremerton, WA

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Bremerton, WA

Job Type: Full-time Faculty

Department: Workforce Development

Job Number: 18-19-F15

Closing: Continuous


Priority Consideration Date: March 1, 2019

This position will be responsible for providing individualized and/or group instruction for English to Speakers of Other Languages adults with a wide range of academic and career goals. Faculty will assist in program development that ensures implementation and compliance with state and federal policies and grant regulations, and lead adjunct faculty in developing curricula that supports the College’s mission and values, as well as the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).

The college seeks faculty who will take a leadership role in their department and the college, will adapt to a variety of teaching situations (e.g. both face to face and online classroom), can use technology to teach effectively, and will work effectively with students, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and student success.

This position reports to the Associate Dean of Adult Education and is part of the Workforce Development Division. The primary work site is the Shelton campus, with occasional teaching or coordination duties at the Bremerton or Poulsbo campuses.

Essential Functions

  • Provide instruction to students through various delivery methods, including classroom instruction, eLearning, and learning community activities;
  • Teach assigned course(s) in accordance with college catalog, schedule of classes, course outlines, course syllabi, and any department guidelines;
  • Utilize teaching strategies for individual learning styles and unique learning needs of a diverse adult population (e.g. underserved, underrepresented, disadvantaged, at-risk learners).
  • Provide academic advising and mentoring to assist all students in setting, documenting, and monitoring progress toward meaningful personal and educational goals.
  • Prepare clear and measurable objectives, course syllabi, course materials and learning experiences for each course.
  • Implement assessment measures that achieve course, program, and college learning outcomes, and use the results to strengthen the curricula.
  • Utilize teaching strategies that facilitate student learning and student success.
  • Maintain student accessible office hours to provide services and consultation to students, staff, and the community.
  • Maintain appropriate course records and documentation.
  • Participate in program development, mentor faculty, serve on committees, and attend faculty, department, and division meetings.
  • Work with college and community partners to maintain and improve services to target populations.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, staff and administrators as part of an educational team.
  • Maintain current knowledge within the appropriate discipline and within the teaching profession.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the community college mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate.
  • Assume other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, adult education or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years equivalent experience teaching ESOL to adults.
  • Experience in the development of ESOL curricula and course content.
  • Experience with integrated and/or contextualized basic skills instruction.
  • Experience using technologies commonly used in instruction and office environments, including ability to effectively use learning management systems in all class modalities.
  • Intermediate computer competencywith Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree inTESL/TESOLor a closely relatedfield such as Applied Linguistics.

The Successful Candidate will be able to:

  • Excellent English speaking, writing, reading, listening, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to work successfully with students, staff and the community.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, as well as previous experience maintaining accurate records, managing multiple tasks and planning and organizing work in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrate experience facilitating the success of students who represent a broad range of academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Uphold Olympic College’s values and ethics necessary to foster a climate of respectful, open and honest discourse.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how varied cultural perspectives affect learning and communication.
  • Experience implementing Basic Skills requirements of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, e.g., Washington Adult Learning Standards, CCRS familiarity.
  • Demonstrate understanding and implementation of current, student-centered pedagogy with use of active learning.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational leadership, interpersonal, and collaborative skills.
  • Experience in assessing effectiveness of ESOL teaching methods and ESOL curriculum/program changes on student engagement and success.
  • Experience in and commitment to professional development activities in ESOL and related fields, possibly including publications, presentations, organization membership, conferences and workshops.
  • Interact successfully with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethics, integrity and sound professional judgment.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment:

  • Successful Completion of a criminal history background check.

Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis.This full-time, tenure track position is scheduled for twenty one contact hours per week. Teaching assignment may include on-line or hybrid courses. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and this position is covered by the Association for Higher Education(AHE). Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Evening and/or weekend classes, instruction at other Olympic College campuses, and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load.

How to apply

Application Procedure:

  • Olympic College Online Application
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover Letter addressinghow your experience and education qualify you to perform the assigned responsibilities.
  • Brief statement describing your teaching philosophy and classroom practices
  • Unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts and copies of mandated certifications will be required of the successful candidate.

Applications for this position will utilize a new E-Referencefeature that allows an applicant’s references to submitrecommendation letters online. As part of the application process, applicants will berequiredto provide contact information for at least three (3)E-References.Oncetheapplication issubmitted,the system will automatically emailprovided E-Referencesa link and instructions to submit their Recommendation Letter directly to Olympic College.

All application materials become the property of Olympic College.

For technical support, contactNEOGOVat 855-524-5627 between 6am and 6pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday.

Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted in the Human Resource Services Office and the Olympic College web site.

Olympic College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator


Benefits include vacation, sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Olympic College is a public two-year community college that educates more than 13,000 students a year. Founded in 1946, the college has three campuses in Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Shelton - it serves a population of 280,000 residents living in Kitsap and Mason Counties. Olympic College helps students build skills for the next phase of their life or career.