Instructor of Bilingual / ESL


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Grant-funded, Non-tenure track
One Year Term, Renewable Annually Subject to Availability of Funding
(Two Vacancies)


The Opportunity

Reports to: Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) seeks an Instructor(s) of Bilingual/ESL to join its award-winning and nationally recognized institution. This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. The College recently launched its 2021-24 Strategic Plan, the culmination of which will align with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Instructor will guide undergraduate students towards English language proficiency. Candidates should demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity and have the ability to motivate and teach students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.  The Instructor will be an advocate for access to higher education, particularly for first-generation and immigrant students. The ideal candidate will preferably have an understanding of, and a commitment to, the role of the community colleges in higher education. 


College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: The Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, and the 2021 INSIGHT into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.


The Role

Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Instructor of ESL/Bilingual Education is responsible for teaching 15 credits per semester of day, evening, and weekend classes. The majority of the instructor’s course load will be comprised of ESL courses with the balance comprised of College Student Success courses and College-level gateway and general education courses such as College Composition I, College Composition II, and Literature courses.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Teach 15 credits of ESL (in English, with components delivered in Spanish) or related courses per semester, or equivalent.
  • Use multiple strategies to create a learning environment that fully embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom.
  • Develop and utilize audio-visual aids and other instructional media that contribute to effective teaching.
  • Mentor students in support of the College’s mission.
  • Integrate Open Educational Resources (OER), computer-assisted instruction, laboratories and library/learning resources into classroom instruction.
  • Prepare and distribute to students and submit to the Associate Dean an outline for each assigned course section indicating the course description and requirements, textbook(s) and supplementary materials, assignments, test dates, and grading and attendance policies.
  • Maintain a record of student attendance and grade roster for each assigned course section. Submit midterm and final grade rosters and attendance records to the Associate Dean and Registrar on required dates.
  • Maintain office hours at times appropriate for both day and evening students.
  • Refer to the Division counselor, students in assigned classes who miss two consecutive sessions. Maintain ongoing contact with academic support services personnel and refer students for tutoring, organized study groups, and counseling as appropriate.
  • Resolve, with the assistance of the Associate Dean or program coordinator, any student issues that arise.
  • Participate in Division, College-wide meetings and professional development activities.


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or a closely related field.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Minimum of two years of college-level teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally diverse populations and effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience using instructional technology in classroom and online adaptations, and a willingness to adopt new and emerging technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications 

Ph.D. or Ed.D. in related area. 


To Apply

Send a letter of application, resume, salary requirements and names/contact information of three professional references to resumesFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE copying jpalmerFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE. Applications are encouraged by April 20, 2022 and will continue to be considered until the positions are filled.


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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