Assistant Teaching Professor, English Language Center (ELC)

Washington D.C.
Sep 04, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Teaching Professor, English Language Center (ELC)

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Full-time Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenured)

The English Language Center at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies seeks a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenured), September 2019—August 29, 2020. Annually renewable, dependent upon successful performance and funding renewal.
Career Skills Development Instructor, English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) program

Programming & Curriculum: September—December, M-F 9:00-5:00
  • Orientation to program and curriculum
  • Updating curriculum for 2020 cycle
  • GU EHLS Federal Agency point of contact (POC) activities:
    • Arranging Federal Agency and Government Contractor guest speakers for workshops and Friday Guest speaker component of the Career Skills Development course

Instruction and Programming: January—August, M-F 9:00-5:00
  • January-June
Career Skills Development course (4.5 class hours a week plus weekly one-on-one thirty- minute career skill development session per student). The goal of this course is to prepare EHLS scholars to obtain a position in the federal government by providing interactive workshop-style classes that focus on the specific skills required to find a job in the US government, a requirement of their NSEP scholarship award service agreement. The other two elements of the course are a Friday guest speaker series to introduce scholars to federal agencies and government contractors, and a weekly 30-minute individual consultation with the Career Skills Development instructor.
  • July and August
Online Career Skills Development course (20-25 hours per week, to be delivered onsite at GU) The goal of this course is to support EHLS scholars in their search for positions with the federal government and to help them produce effective cover letters, KSAs, Statements of Interest, Objectives Statements, and Narratives, and to develop effective interview skills.
  • GU EHLS Federal Agency point of contact (POC) activities:
    • Liaise with guest speakers for speaker series and workshops
    • Liaise with NSEP Service Team
  • Office hours
  • Faculty meetings
  • Participate in graduation in late August

Required qualifications:
  • MA in related field and:
  • Experience providing career counseling and job search support (both individually and with groups)
  • Experience teaching career development skills
  • Experience teaching interview skills and writing professional documents (resumes, cover letters, etc)
  • Experience working in an intercultural and collaborative environment
  • Experience conducting one-on-one tutorials
  • Experience providing online instruction or coaching

Preferred qualifications:

MA or graduate certificate in TESOL or Applied Linguistics; ESP and/or Advanced English classroom instruction; federal government work or contracting experience (including writing KSAs and completing SF86); familiarity with Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) or ACTFL scale; professional editing experience.

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