Adjunct Instructor - ESL

Jun 09, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Instructor - ESL

Position Category: Faculty - Adjunct (Variable Hour)

Under administrative direction of the department chair, instructors shall perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Teach a variety of ESL courses which may include listening and speaking, pronunciation, reading and vocabulary, grammar, and writing
  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught
  • Prepare instructional materials (course syllabi, exams, visual aids, and other instruction materials) as necessary
  • Instruct, manage, and supervise individuals and groups in class, and use appropriate teaching methods
  • Evaluate instruction and learning by means of appropriate testing methods (oral, written, etc.)
  • Maintain a student-oriented approach to education
  • Be available for student consultation
  • Establish and maintain a positive classroom environment and rapport with students
  • Recommend students for advancement and program completion
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student attendance, performance, and follow-up
  • Assist the academic advisor, department chair, other faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program
  • Attend faculty and other meetings
  • Be thoroughly familiar with academic freedom and professional responsibility statement and adheres to these policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelors degree in a TESL, applied linguistics or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of subject matter and content of English as a Second Language and support courses (list as supplement on separate sheet of paper by ESL and Support Categories indicating course hours and grade received)
  • Knowledge of current trends in education, counseling, technology, and advising.
  • Skill in instructional strategies and techniques of student management, motivation, and evaluation.
  • Skill in curriculum and course development and evaluation.
  • Interpersonal, problem solving, decision-making, and supervisory skills.
  • Engage in innovative, student-centered pedagogy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (orally and in writing).

Preferred Qualifications:
A Master’s Degree in TESL, applied linguistics.

Physical Requirements:
Standing, sitting, moving about a classroom continuously. Continual talking and listening and fine hand manipulation with use of computer programs.

Benefits Summary:

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC01717
Open Date: 06/07/2017
Review Start Date:
Close Date: 3/31/2018
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Adjunct faculty are hired on an as needed basis for a semester appointment only. This position is posted on a continuous recruit basis. This means that applications are accepted even though there may not be a position currently available. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.

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Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.