Non-Credit: Adult Education (ESL, GED, NEDP)

Adjunct Faculty

Position Title

Non-Credit: Adult Education (ESL, GED, NEDP)

Position Type





Full Time or Part Time

Part Time

Fixed Term/Tenure Track



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary Commensurate with Degree

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Job Description Summary


The Adult Education ESL adjunct faculty reports to the Adult Education ESL Program Director and is responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops effective second language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in each adult student.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Minimum 1 year of teaching experience.
  3. Master’s degree or certificate in ESL / TESOL, preferred.
  4. Experience teaching ESL or a foreign language to adult learners, preferred.


The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process.

  1. Provide instruction with the Program’s ESL curriculum and prescribed texts/materials.
  2. Prepare lessons incorporating review, warm-up and application activities that could augment textbook lessons. Create activities that cultivate effective English language skills including speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation.
  3. Monitor students’ progress using formative assessments such as quizzes, projects, etc.
  4. Maintain an appropriate classroom environment.
  5. Track and manage students’ attendance.
  6. Assist students with their education and transition goals.
  7. Participate in student intake, pre- and post-testing, as needed.
  8. Work with the Program’s staff to assure quality instruction.
  9. Meet the Program’s mandated attendance at professional development trainings as well as other staff meetings, team meetings, as necessary.
  10. Other instructional duties, as needed.


  1. Understanding of Adult Learning Theory, preferred.
  2. Understanding of Second Language Acquisition Theory, preferred.
  3. Understanding of College and Career Readiness Standards, preferred.
  4. Understanding of ESL intake and Adult Education assessments.
  5. Understanding of ESL curriculum.
  6. Familiarity with the college’s Adult Education program.
  7. Excellent written, oral, and communication skills.
  8. Strong analytic and critical thinking skills.
  9. Strong computer literacy and demonstration of computer skills.
  10. Patience, flexibility, and ability to work with
    diverse populations.

Job Requirements

  1. Degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Unofficial transcripts must accompany application for teaching positions. Before an applicant can be recommended for hire, he/she must have an unofficial transcript on file with the college. Official transcripts of academic work required upon an offer of employment.
  3. Documentation of experience and performance required.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  5. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Is Background Check Required?


Posting Number


Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a cover letter of interest, a detailed resume/cv listing qualifications and experience. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualification and criteria listed because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Candidates for teaching positions who are invited for an interview may be asked to do a teaching demonstration.

A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have teaching experience at the college or high school level, in area of concentration, or significant professional experience relevant to the teaching area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Min Qual: Do you have teaching experience at the high school or college level, in the area of concentration, or significant professional experience relevant to teaching area?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe in detail the extent of relevant teaching experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Other

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