Saint Michael's College has been designated, through a survey conducted in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education, to be a Great College to Work For, one of only ten colleges with fewer than 3,000 students to be so designated. Saint Michael's is a residential, Catholic, liberal arts college in Vermont where 2,000 undergraduates from around the United States and the world take part in a fully engaging, total college life of the mind, body and spirit. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 270 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, making clear why Newsweek magazine labeled the college a "hidden treasure" that "deserves more national recognition." Saint Michael's is included in The Princeton Review's Best 368 Colleges guidebook.
The Applied Linguistics Department of Saint Michael's College is seeking a full-time instructor to teach primarily in its English Language programs (Intensive English Program and Academic English Program). Instructors also have opportunities to teach some courses in other Department programs, such as the MATESOL Program and Diploma Program as well as undergraduate courses.
The position is a non-tenure track, full-time appointment, renewable on an academic-year basis. The typical teaching load is 12.5 classroom hours per week in the Intensive English Program or the equivalent in other programs. Summer session teaching is available and contracted separately.
Instructors are expected to attend and be active in Department and Program functions; attend faculty meetings; serve on Department committees; provide advising and counseling to students; and have additional program-related responsibilities (materials and curriculum development, orientation, mentoring, text selection, test administration, assessment, etc.).
Instructors are non-tenure track faculty who are considered part of the Faculty Assembly of Saint Michael's College, and thus may attend Assembly meetings and have voting rights. Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available including health/vision/dental plans, retirement, and employee or dependent tuition fee waiver.
- Master’s in TESOL or Applied Linguistics
- Experience teaching ESOL in an academic setting for a minimum of two years
- Demonstrated professional engagement in the TESOL field such as research interests, publications, and attendance at conferences
- Native or near-native proficiency in English
- Experience in communicative language methodology, integration of skills, task-based learning, and proficiency in using technology in classroom instruction
- Proficiency in computer applications for teaching including presentation software, word processing, and Web tools
- Ability to work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, faculty, and staff
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an instructional team
- Ability to teach a variety of subjects and levels
- A background in or interest in learning about service learning in the IEP
Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and be supportive of the mission of this Catholic, residential, liberal arts college with an undergraduate enrollment of 2000 students. Saint Michael's College is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to fostering and affirming an inclusive, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment for its students, faculty, and staff. In their cover letters, applicants are encouraged to address their potential contribution to the promotion of this diversity.
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- Submit a letter of application including a description of how your experience, qualifications and professional interests have prepared you for this position
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for three professional references (graduate transcripts and reference letters may be requested of finalists at a later stage)
Application deadline : February 1, 2013