North Short Community College FT Faculty, English as a Second Language (ESL) in Danvers, Massachusetts

FT Faculty, English as a Second Language (ESL)


Department:Liberal Studies Division

Locations:Danvers/Lynn, MA

Posted:Jul 13, '17


Ref. No.:FY18-FT02


About North Shore Community College:

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:

Full-time Faculty, English as a Second Language (ESL)

Division of Liberal Studies

MCCC/MTA Unit position

This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the Liberal Studies Division. The full-time workload for this position may take place in Lynn, Danvers, online, or in combination.


  • Teach intermediate and advanced ESL classes, with other teaching responsibilities as needed.

  • Participate on committees and lead efforts in ESL on campus and in the community.

  • Serve with other full-time ESL faculty as a resource person in the ESL Department for part-time faculty and for the college at large.

  • Maintain currency in discipline.

  • Assist in curriculum and program development.

  • Participate in assessment and placement activities, including holistic scoring of writing samples, test validation, student learning outcome research.

  • Initiate and/or participate in special projects and grants.

  • Participate in Academic Advising.

  • Assignment may include day or evening hours and may include assignments in a lab or center as needed.

  • Participate in general faculty functions related to the education program and in-service programs, including Department, Division, and Faculty Staff Meetings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


  • Master's degree or higher in TESL, TESOL, applied linguistics with a TESL emphasis, linguistics with a TESL emphasis, English with a TESL emphasis, or education with a TESL emphasis from a traditional accredited college or university required.

  • Minimum of three years of recent teaching experience in varied levels of ESL from basic skills through college-preparation courses, including writing at the college level required; community college teaching experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of current research, methodology and best practices in ESL teaching, language acquisition theories, and ESL instructional materials.

  • Extensive experience in developing ESL curricula, assessment of language learning and learning outcomes, and student placement.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability in ESL or ESL-related areas in community colleges such as first year experience courses, grant writing, and program coordination preferred.

  • Experience in developing and assessing student learning outcomes required.

  • Experience with the integration of technology, OER, student-oriented software, and multimedia formats in the development and delivery of course instruction preferred.

  • Experience with Language Lab.

  • Experience in online and/or hybrid course development and teaching preferred.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills required.

  • Experience collaborating with English composition and developmental English instructors preferred.

  • Professional involvement in the field of TESL/ESL preferred.

  • Demonstrated coursework and/or conversational fluency in a foreign language preferred.

  • Demonstrated track record in innovative, non-traditional modes of instruction and instructional delivery, including contextualized ESL, interdisciplinary teaching, first year experience courses, on-line learning and service learning preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and interpersonal connection with a student population that is highly diverse in academic preparation, cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as physical and learning disabilities.

  • Commitment to the mission of the community college, to teaching excellence, and to the maintenance and continuous improvement of high standards for student learning.

  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:

SALARY:Anticipated salary range is $45,000 - $50,000 per year plus fringe benefits. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2017

Filling of position subject to budget availability for FY 2018

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter by August 3, 2017. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide:

  • copies of all academic transcripts,

  • the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references,

  • a portfolio which highlights samples of their work, and

  • a demonstration of their teaching approach and style.

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