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Adjunct Instructor - English Language Instructor (Academic ESL) - Red Rocks Community College

at Red Rocks Community College

Pay: from $840.58/hour
Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Status: Part Time

Job Description

Red Rocks Community College is seeking an English language Instructor!

Connect daily and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students working to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or a Master’s degree at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC).  RRCC has two campuses: our main campus in Lakewood, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado and our newly expanded camps in Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado’s premier community college and the fourth largest in the state, serving over 15,000 students each year. RRCC is the first community college in the nation to offer a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and the first in Colorado to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management.

This position is located on the 140- acre, beautifully landscaped, Lakewood main campus, high in the foothills, with views looking along the Front Range to Boulder and beyond. Just minutes from downtown Denver, with dedicated RTD light rail and bus stops, commuting is quick and easy. At Lakewood, RRCC offers employee access to an on-campus coffee shop and cafeteria, and on-campus children’s center, health clinic, recreational facilities, and a brand new 38,000 square foot recreation center, compete with climbing wall, a large gym with basketball courts, state of the art fitness equipment, and full locker rooms to make your transition back to work easy and efficient. RRCC also offer tuition assistance for full-time employees and most dependents, for classes within the 13-college, statewide Colorado Community College System.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The department of International Student Services at Red Rocks Community College is looking for innovative ESL instructors to teach Intensive English Language Courses and / or Advanced English Language Courses. Intensive courses are offered during 8-week sessions, there being two sessions per semester. Advanced courses are offered as either session- or semester-long courses, depending on the time of year students begin. Successful candidates for this position will be competent experienced second language educators who are interested in working among a culturally diverse student population and who aim to encourage academic achievement and promote continued college success.



Classroom Instruction:

·         Instruct all assigned class periods; start and end classes promptly.

·         Follow the prescribed curriculum using required texts and materials; supplement with other materials according to student needs.

·         Provide students with a complete syllabus on the first day of class that complies with the department’s Master Syllabus, including a week-by-week calendar of assignments, activities, and assessments.

·         Maintain accurate and regularly updated attendance records using Desire2Learn (D2L), the college’s learning management system.

·         Use technology to facilitate learning; meet required minimum expectations for the use of D2L.

·         Conduct student evaluations of instruction as required by the department.

·         Consent to periodic supervisor observation of instruction.


Student Assessment (Grading):

·         Maintain timely and accurate grading records in D2L and submit all grades in the prescribed manner and according to published deadlines.

·         Provide consistent and timely feedback to students regarding progress and grades on assignments.

·         Follow the department’s grading standards.



·         Prepare student-centered instruction employing backward-design that aligns learning activities and assessments with established learning outcomes.

·         Prepare instruction grounded in the principles of second language acquisition.

·         Prepare theme-based multi-level instruction using like-ability and cross-ability groupings.   



·         Respond to students’ e-mail queries for all course related communication within 24-48 hours during the course term.

·         Check daily and respond in a timely manner to RRCC email account for all department and college related business.

·         Report student learning or instruction related issues to the ESL Coordinator in a timely manner or as requested.

·         Report student issues that bear on immigration or visa status in a timely manner and as requested by the department.

·         Refer students for tutoring in a timely manner following the prescribed procedures; confer with tutor regarding student-learning needs regularly and as required.

·         Confer with department colleagues about methods, strategies, and student learning issues.


Professional Activities:

·         Participate in all required professional development.

·         Undertake all necessary or required D2L training.

·         Participate in mandatory ESL instructors’ meetings.

·         Participate in periodic performance reviews.

·         Participate in co-curricular activities as required by the department.

·         Observe instruction of colleagues as arranged by the department.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree from a fully accredited institution in a field closely related to TESOL and two years of prior college level Intensive Academic ESL teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency.
  • Demonstrable native level English proficiency in all skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in TESOL from a fully accredited institution.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

Self-Management – Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision and is self-motivated; demonstrates responsible behavior.

Teachability – Is eager to learn new approaches to instruction and develop new skills, is able to accept correction, and can express lack of knowledge or understanding when facing a novel situation or new ideas.

Interpersonal Skills – Shows empathy, courtesy, tact, and concern; develops and maintains relationships; able to effectively deal with people who are difficult, hostile, and/or distressed; relates well to people from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds and situations, and is sensitive to individual differences.

Diversity – Demonstrates cultural competence and is comfortable with race, gender, linguistic, national, and other individual differences among students and colleagues.

Conflict Management – Manages and resolves conflicts, grievances, and disagreements in a constructive manner to minimize negative personal impact.

Integrity/Honesty – Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the department and the college overall; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on the department and college, self, and others; is trustworthy.

Organizational Awareness – Knows the college’s mission and the department’s function; understands how their social, administrative, and technical systems work; operates effectively in the implementation of the program, as well as all pertinent policies, procedures, rules and regulations, especially those impacting students’ immigration or visa status.

Teaching Others – Helps others learn through formal or informal methods, identifies training needs, provides constructive feedback, coaches others on how to perform tasks, and acts as a mentor.

Language Instruction – Understands and applies principles of language acquisition, student-centered instruction, multi-level instruction, and backward design that aligns student learning activities and assessments with learning outcomes.

Computing – Demonstrates skill proficiency, particularly with the M/S Office applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is comfortable operating in an online environment, and is willing to develop proficiency with the college’s learning management system, Desire2Learn.

Application Process: Click the link below to apply for this position!

 For questions about this position, please contact Linda Yazdani at

Deadline to Submit Materials: Open until filled.

Notice to All Applicants:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced if hired.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • For questions about adjunct employment in general, please contact or 303.914.6300.
  • Click the link below to apply for this position.
  • This position will remain open until filled.

Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and/or 4-120.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Red Rocks Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and/or participation in vocational education programs.
RRCC has designated Arnie Oudenhoven as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. Report all concerns or complaints relating to discrimination or harassment to the Title IX/EO Coordinator(s). For information, contact Arnie Oudenhoven Executive Director, HR, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, via mail at 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. Phone 303.914.6298, or email or Deborah Houser, Assistant Director of Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 303.914.6224 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228.
You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.
Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.
RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.
For information regarding Red Rocks Community College Security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6494.