Adjunct Instructor

University of North Texas
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Arts & Humanities, English As A Second Language

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education.
Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW’s university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.

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Adjunct Instructor


UNT-International Affairs-Gen-110300

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Department Summary:

Founded in 1977, the mission of the Intensive English Language Institute at the University of North Texas is to provide the highest quality academic English instruction, student services, and professional development programs for its students. The IELI provides twenty weekly contact hours of instruction for students in up to six different levels of English proficiency in five half-semester-long sessions per year. Students who successfully complete IELI meet the English language requirement to matriculate into UNT degree programs. The IELI is housed within UNT’s International Affairs and works in close cooperation with numerous administrative and academic units throughout campus. In addition to the program in Denton on the flagship campus of UNT, the IELI operates an intensive English program with several teachers including an academic coordinator on the campus of Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.

Position Summary:

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) at the University of North Texas seeks qualified individuals for Adjunct Instructor and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for IELI sessions in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 semesters. The specific courses involved may vary from session to session and openings to teach these courses to develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs.

The anticipated need is to teach one or two IELI courses selected from Communication (Levels 1-6) and Writing/Grammar (Levels 1-6) 10 (half-time) to 20 (full-time) contact hours per week. The assignment includes teaching, orientation week participation, faculty meetings, and some other activities as required.

*Develop syllabi in collaboration with and approved by the Assistant Director
*Teach one (half-time) or two (full-time) classes as assigned by IELI
*Conduct diagnostic testing of students during Week One to verify placement in your class(es)
*Provide instruction using the approved texts, curriculum plans, and other teaching materials designated for the class and level
*Administer the required testing, grading, entering attendance, and other classroom-related services for each course you teach
*Liaise frequently with the corresponding level teacher in Writing or Communication
*Report to IELI Administration issues with student absences, unusual or unruly behavior, and performance
*Provide times for two office hours per class per week publicized on the syllabus
*Perform other teaching duties as required

Orientation and Meetings
*Class duties will commence on August 24, 2021, and you are required to attend Pre-Session Teachers Orientation and Faculty Meeting and assist with New Student Orientation the week prior to the first day of class. These events serve as both orientation and an opportunity to become part of or maintain a community with IELI and International Affairs.
*Attendance at Teacher/Department Meetings during Mid-session and Final Week (and other times as needed) is required
*Attendance at required International Affairs (e.g., Diversity Training) meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

*Master’s degree in TESOL or closely related field
*Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching ESL at a university-based IEP focused on English for Academic Purposes
*Experience teaching all language skills
*Successful experience adapting classroom content to better serve students’ needs
*Successful experience in teaching remote classes using video conferencing and a learning management system (e.g., Canvas)
*Proven ability to adjust to different cultures and work environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of a second Language.
Experience of living and/or working overseas.

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Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Ability to communicate

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Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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