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Instructor for English Language Studies (ELS)

Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 29, 2024

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Position Title

Instructor for English Language Studies (ELS)


Wrkfc Part/Adult Ed & Literacy

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About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is New England’s largest community college, and a nationally-recognized leader in catalyzing student success and achievement for recent high school graduates and returning adults alike.

We provide affordable, open access to higher education, and we deliver on our mission to offer all students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth.

Diversity is our strength. We champion equity, and we celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff whose demographics are reflective of our diverse student body. To learn more about our employees’ values and what it means to work here, learn about our Guiding Principles here .

Posting Details > Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position:
  • Complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume by the closing date.
  • If attaching a resume complete with education history and/or employment history, please
  • disregard these sections within the online application.
  • Please include the contact information for three (3) references within the application.
  • Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.
Please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311 or if you require assistance with the online application process.

EEO Statement

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to CCRI’s Title IX Coordinator at

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.

Job Summary

CCRI Division of Workforce Partnerships is seeking qualified applicants as part-time ESOL instructors for in person classes on Providence and Lincoln campuses. We accept applications on an on-going basis and will contact qualified candidates as course availability opens. Workforce Partnerships currently has openings for part-time instructors to teach:
  • Level 1, 2, or 3 on Tuesday/Thursday 6-8pm Providence or Lincoln
  • Level 1 on Monday/Wednesday in Providence
  • Levels 1, 2, 5 on Saturdays 9am-1pm Providence or Lincoln
The non-credit English Language Studies ( ELS ) program at CCRI assists individuals who need to begin or expand their English language skills in order to succeed in their studies and careers. Students come from a wide range of countries, educational levels, and language backgrounds. Focus is given to developing integrated skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Engage in high-quality language instruction in a diverse, inclusive, student-centered environment
  • Ability to work with students with various learning styles, cultures, and life experiences both online and in person.
  • Prepare effective lesson plans and provide supplemental material to achieve course objectives and address student needs
  • Integrate technology and active learning strategies to enhance instruction
  • Keep detailed and organized records of students’ attendance, assessments, and progress, including a final evaluation
  • Collaborate with the coordinator and other instructors in the program and attend meetings as needed
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development in adult education
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in TESOL, Education, ESL, or related field (Masters preferred)
  • Relevant teaching experience in an education setting; experience teaching oral communication classes
  • Curriculum/course development experience with a demonstrated high level of preparation and attention to detail
  • Deep understanding of oral communication challenges for adult students
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Strong computer skills and comfortable with technology and course management systems · Knowledge of successful strategies for classroom management, especially in terms of linguistically and culturally diverse student
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills · Proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, primarily), email, the internet for instruction and program purposes
  • Creativity and flexibility in the classroom is expected

Reports To


Campus Location

Multi-Campus Locations



Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information

Work Schedule



Salary/Hourly Rate

$37.13 per hour

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Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Environmental Conditions

Desired Start Date


Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies


Application Open Date


Application Close Date (includes the grace period)


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Some roles will require finalists to provide official college transcripts.

EEO Statement

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. CCRI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, marital, citizenship status and veteran status in all employment matters. CCRI espouses that all employees and applicants have a right to equal opportunity in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Sexual harassment is a form of gender-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Reports can be made available upon request.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents



The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

CCRI offers the lowest tuition of any college in the state, and we’re dedicated to providing open access to Rhode Islanders who want the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to enter high-quality careers or transfer to four-year institutions.

From its modest beginning with 325 students in 1964, CCRI has grown to include four full-service campuses and two satellite campuses, serving approximately 18,000 students. Campuses are located throughout the state in Lincoln, Providence, Warwick and Newport.

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