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(Qatar) Instructor, ESL (English as Second Language)

Date 2013-03-19 07:03:50 Location : Middle East

Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service.

The incumbent will teach a maximum load of fifteen (15) equated hours each semester in area(s) of competency and participate as a full-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college.

Teach grammar, conversation, and composition English as a second language to students in an academic program.

Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline.

Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one (1) copy to the department chair.

Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.

Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.

Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.

Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.

Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories.

Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.

Academic Advising:
Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues.

Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.

Create and maintain a website dedicated to the types of information specified in bullet three.

Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department.

Professional Development:
Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.

Keep pace with developments in the discipline.

Learn and apply technologies that support student learning.

Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.

Institutional and Community Service:
Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.

Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities.

Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.

Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS-CCQ.

Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.

Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill.

Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.

Participate in the HCC-CCQ planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.

Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education.

Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Other duties may be assigned.

Bachelor's degree or higher in English, Foreign Languages, Linguistics, Anthropology, Business, Jurisprudence, and Education with certification in Bilingual Education/ESOL required. Photocopy of college transcript showing degree conferred must be submitted with application for consideration. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF EMPLOYMENT.
Copies of all relevant transcripts must be submitted with your application for consideration. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application. Electronically scanning transcripts and attaching them as a "pdf" document to your application ensures that the transcript becomes a part of your online account and is readily available for attachment to subsequent applications throughout HCCS.
A Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641.

Minimum of one (1) year of college level teaching experience in an academic ESL program required and/or a combination of teaching and mentoring in ESOL and/or Bilingual activities or three (3) to ten (10) years of related work experience required. Experience with curriculum development. NOTE: Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time experience.