English Language Instructor/Trainer
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Job Title English Language Instructor/Trainer
Job ID 3561
Location Loop Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
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This is a full-time teaching position in the English Language Academy, Global Engagement Division/Academic Affairs. The job exists to assure excellent instruction in academic English as a second language (ESL) to students in a university setting intensive English language program, pre- and post matriculation. The person in this job is responsible principally for instruction, year-round; curriculum development, supervision, and oversight; and administrative and program support not required of full-time or part-time instructors. Because the holder of the job works as a member of a core team of full-time instructor/trainers, the end result of the job would be the delivery of consistently excellent ESL classes and serving as professional role model and leader for other teachers in the department.
Responsibilities & Duties
- Teaches the equivalent of 2 or 3 ELA courses per term or quarter, year-round, the equivalent of 8-12 courses per year, including assignments in Global Pathway (GPP), or other ESL-oriented courses.
- Develops, supervises, and maintains ELA, GPP and other ESL curriculum in cooperation with other ELA instructors, and may function as a specialist for skill areas, electives, auxiliary programs, special courses, assessment or outreach.
- Coordinates and supervises one major ancillary program responsibility for ELA, GPP or other ESL-oriented programs, e.g., placement and orientation, database management, textbook orders; provides professional development for the department, and supports other ancillary responsibilities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
- Masters degree (M.A., M.S., or M.Ed.) in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages), or Applied Linguistics required. Preference is given to individuals holding the MA-TESOL degree. Teaching experience will not substitute for the required degree.
- 3+ years of extensive teaching experience in the field of English as a second or foreign language, preferably in a university-level intensive English program.
- Fluency in one or more foreign languages and/or overseas teaching experience.
- The person in this job does not supervise any employees, but does, as appropriate, mentor other ELA instructors, particularly part-time and new instructors, and interns.
Other Skills & Abilities Reqd
- Familiarity with basic technology supporting teaching and administrative work, e.g. Microsoft Office suite, Adobe suite, and learning management software.
- The position requires moving from office to classroom, and between classrooms several times during the day.
- For those who are able to stand, the position requires standing for prolonged periods while teaching.
For consideration, include a one-page cover letter that describes your approach to teaching academic English, your experience leading or contributing significantly to curriculum, course design, and/or materials projects, and your facility with instructional technology in IEP instruction. You may upload this, and any other, attachment in the “My Activities” tab of your profile.
- Like all teaching, at certain times, this position will require preparation and follow-up on weekends or evenings.
- Travel to regional or national professional meetings needed to maintain job skills (approx. 2-3 times per year).
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