Lecturer - Student Life/Special Programs Coordinator

Feb 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Lecturer - Student Life/Special Programs Coordinator

Job Description:

The English Language Institute at the University of Florida is seeking an Instructor and Student Life/Special Programs Coordinator in the English Language Institute. This is a full-time, 9-month, time-limited, non-tenured lecturer position that may be renewed annually upon successful review.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in testing, placement and orientation of students, including during university breaks
  • Counsel IEP student on progress, attendance, and probationary status
  • Assist students with personal and academic problems
  • Serve as Special Program Coordinator, including supervising special program teachers and language assistants
  • Serve as Housing Coordinator
  • Serve as student immunization and insurance coordinator
  • Supervise assistants, dependent upon enrollment
  • Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) under the F-1 visa categories.
  • Maintain office hours
  • Participate in IEP social activities
  • Dependent on program enrollment, teach 0 - 20 hours per week and fulfill all instructional faculty responsibilities
  • Other duties, as assigned

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
  1. MA or higher degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field with documented coursework for credit in language teaching methodology, the nature of languages, the structure of English, second language acquisition, second language assessment, and intercultural communication.
  2. Three (3) or more academic years teaching experience in a university IEP setting
  3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of ESL courses, levels and skills
  4. Demonstrated ability/willingness to teach all skills (Reading/Writing, Grammar, Listening/Speaking)
  5. Demonstrated ability/willingness to teach all levels (beginner – advanced/bridge)
  6. Demonstrated ability/willingness to teach all course periods (7:30am – 7:30pm)
  7. Ability/willingness to work with undergraduate assistants in Listening/Speaking classes
  8. Demonstrated ability to work within and meet program administrative deadlines
  9. Demonstrated excellence in writing
  10. High level of English demonstrated by earning a Bachelor's degree at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language, or if you are from one of the following countries. Or provide a SPEAK test score of 55 or higher, or a TOEFL iBT speaking portion score of 28 or higher.
  11. Due to government regulations the individual must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the U.S.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience in program administration
  2. Experience in student life advising/counseling
  3. Proficiency in a second language
  4. International travel experience
  5. ESL/EFL teacher training/mentoring skills
  6. Professional activity
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Start Date: August 16, 2017.                                 

Application Process: Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/501482?lApplicationSubSourceID= and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) an essay stating candidates' teaching philosophy, (4) unofficial transcripts and (5) a list of 3 references. Applicant will provide names/emails of references and the application system will send automated emails to references requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. Finalists will be asked to present a teaching portfolio demonstrating outstanding teaching and to submit a recorded teaching demonstration to the committee. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 8, 2017, as received and the position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Health Assessment Required: No


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