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Part-Time Faculty Pool - English as a Second Language (ESL)

Shoreline Community College

Job Description

Shoreline Community College is dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Shoreline serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities through the core themes of educational attainment and student success, program excellence, community engagement, access and diversity, and College stewardship. Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with a campus that models ideals set out in our Community Standard*. We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all.

Shoreline’s ESL program is looking for faculty that can teach courses in all skill areas (reading, writing, listening, speaking, etc.) and levels (from basic literacy skills to academic and pre-college English) within the program. The faculty will prepare lessons, teach courses (using their own material and/or published texts), assess student skills, assign grades, communicate with administrators and other faculty members, and follow program procedures.

Note: ESL faculty will work with both resident and international students.



  • Master’s in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language, OR closely related field with coursework in language teaching methodology and language acquisition theories
  • Experience teaching and supporting students in a dynamic, diverse, and multifaceted classroom environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, learning management systems, and other appropriate instructional technologies
  • Ability to impart excitement and enthusiasm into the instruction of English as a Second Language
  • Experience with or willingness to gain experience with teaching and developing coursework online, and demonstrated experience applying equity and accessibility to online language learning
  • Fostering a climate of equity and belonging through multicultural awareness and responsiveness
  • Effective oral/written communication with individuals at all levels inside and outside the College
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of teaching situations including classes comprised of beginning level refugees and immigrants, younger international students at a variety of levels or older resident students preparing for workforce training programs.
  • Experience developing course content and assessment tools for ESL in multiple modalities, using the latest research findings and educational techniques
  • Experience developing/modifying curriculum both collaboratively and independently.
  • Experience working and interacting effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of current theories and research in language acquisition, teaching/learning styles, collaborative learning, assessment, and multicultural education
  • Experience advising and teaching students from diverse academic backgrounds and with different goals, such as learning English for employment purposes, earning a professional/technical degree or certificate, or earning an Associate's degree for transfer to a four-year university


Conditions of Employment

The College is currently in mixed (both in-person and online instruction) operations, with the option for some assignments to completed in a fully online environment based on program or area needs. For remote (online) instruction, faculty will need to provide their own workspace and internet access, noting the College will provide technical equipment and support for online work needs. For on-campus in-person instruction, work is usually performed in a classroom/office space that requires standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. Faculty typically use computers and media equipment in the work environment.

This is a part-time, non-tenured, quarter-to-quarter assignment. Salary is dependent upon the number of contact hours for this assignment as provided in the agreement with the Shoreline Community College Federation of Teachers. Hiring of this position is contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.

Persons with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodation in all aspects of employment with the College. This includes, but is not limited to recruitment, application, hiring, training, termination, conditions of employment, and any other employer-supported activities. Applicants requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at

  • In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  • Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon offer of employment.
  • This position is overtime-exempt.
In accordance with RCW 28B.112.080, applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current or past places of employment.


Required Materials

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  • NEOGOV online application/profile
  • Letter of interest addressing how you meet each of the qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Transcripts documenting degrees earned and relevant coursework (official required upon hire)
This posting gathers qualified applicants in the event that a position opens or additional instructors are needed. There is no predetermined timeline for applicants to be reviewed and you will only be contacted in the event that a need arises.

Applicants considered for positions at the College may be required to submit to a background check as a condition of employment. Adverse information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’ suitability for the positions.

Please Note: Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application.
  • Community Standard Statement
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly ..."
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations. When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.

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