English Language Center (ELC) Specialist

Middletown, Ohio
Mar 16, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Office of the Dean (Regional Campuses):  English Language Center:  English Language Center (ELC) Specialist provide specialized instruction and support for the purposes of developing MUR-ELC Program participants’ academic English skill sets to be successful in the academic and business environments of higher education institutes and global corporations respectively. Being a positive team player is an essential element of the position. The ELC Specialist is expected to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial to position the ELC as a market leader.

•    Plans, organizes, and provides instruction in up to 3 classes per academic term (22.5 hrs) in only the English language to meet the MUR-ELC Program curriculum goals.
•    Engages in the development and implementation of MUR-ELC orientations of new cohorts (generally, spring, summer, and fall). During orientations, working some evenings and weekends will be required
•    Develops and implements learner-centered lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate best-practices techniques and strategies.
•    Administers academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating learners’ progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in English language acquisition.
•    Works to develop and provide a professional, supportive, and positive learning environment that includes academically rigorous and attainable objectives and goals.
•    Makes himself or herself available to learners outside of classroom as necessary to assist with goal-driven assignments, speeches, presentations, and writing assignments. Provides positive and meaningful feedback to learners.
•    Understands that additional duties and responsibilities may be added at a later date.  The ELC Specialist will be notified beforehand.


Require:  Master’s degree in TESOL (or related field) or a bachelor’s degree with a combination of three of the following:
•    TEFL or TESOL certificate (120 hours)
•    5 or more years of ESL/ELL classroom experience
•    5 or more years of experience living and teaching in a foreign country in the ESL environment
•    5 or more years of experience developing and publishing ESL related materials
•    5 or more years of experience teaching online or use of LMS platforms in ESL-related courses
•    5 or more years of experience working with young learners and adults from diverse backgrounds
o    (experience can be gained concurrently)

•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs)
•    Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation)
•    Working knowledge of SNSs, LMSs, and MOOCs
•    Excellent ability to understand and use English grammar terms
•    Working knowledge of various English language assessments (TOEFL IPT, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT, IELTS, ITEP, ACT)
•    Entrepreneurial spirit in the development of short courses and specialized seminars as related to the ESL, IEP, ELL, ESP fields


Submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=3958.  Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2017 and continues until position is filled.  Inquires can be directed to Kathryn Vogel at vogelka3@miamioh.edu.


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