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Adjunct Faculty - Academic English as a Second Language

Holyoke Community College

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty - Academic English as a Second Language

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Holyoke, MA

Job Type
Part-time Faculty

Academic Affairs

Job Number

10/28/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Holyoke Community College invites applications to teach ESL courses from high-beginning to advanced levels in Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening, Grammar, and Pronunciation. Instruction will be on campus, face-to-face with students in HCC classrooms, but may also include an online component.

Under the direction of the Academic Department Chair and/or Department Dean, adjunct faculty provide a quality learning experience for Holyoke Community College students on a semester basis. Adjunct faculty report to a dean and perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.

  1. The adjunct faculty member will distribute and review the course syllabus during the first, class meeting. The adjunct faculty shall forward the dean no later than the end of the first (1st ) week of classes in each session a course syllabus.
  2. The adjunct faculty member will utilize active learning methods and use a variety of instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course. Such activities can include, but are not limited to: a.) Cooperative learning. b.) Experiential learning, c.) Writing for learning and/or Critical thinking initiatives.
  3. The adjunct faculty member will remain current with developments and practices in their professional content area(s).
  4. The adjunct faculty member will arrange for the acquisition and preparation of appropriate materials and equipment in a timely manner necessary to meet course objectives in collaboration with the area dean.
  5. The adjunct faculty member will be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data including assessment of student performance; including final grade reports.
  6. The adjunct faculty member will be supportive of students' learning goals by: a.) Focusing on student learning outcomes b.) Responding to the needs and abilities of the students c.) Becoming familiar with academic and social support.
  7. The adjunct faculty member will make reasonable provisions to accommodate individual differences.
  8. The adjunct faculty member will maintain the academic integrity of the college.
  9. The adjunct faculty member will be available to assist students in achieving their learning goals.
  10. The adjunct faculty member will be aware of and recommend campus services to students as needed. These include library services, the library home page on the College site, financial aid, counseling, supplemental instruction, etc.
  11. The adjunct faculty member is expected to attend all scheduled classes. If it is necessary for the adjunct faculty member to miss a class, they will follow appropriate procedures by notifying the supervisor or the supervisor's designee and is responsible by providing an alternate assignment.



Masters Degree in ESL or related field; experience teaching ESL at appropriate levels; Commitment to and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff & student body.

Adjunct Faculty - MCCC/MTA Unit Position

Compensation: DCE Continuing Education scale salary; no benefits
Funding Source: Trust

**Please Note: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Holyoke Community College students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated by the start of your employment. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

Holyoke 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.

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