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Part-Time ESL Instructor (Pool)

San Diego State University
San Diego
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Part-Time ESL Instructor (Pool)

Req No: 2020-10762
Category: Research/Project
Type: Part-Time Contract
Salary: $30.00/hr
Close Date:

This recruitment is on pause, but applications are still welcome. You may be contacted once the recruitment resumes.

By applying to this position, your application will be kept on file for up to one year and may be contacted based on program needs.

SDSU Global Campus, American Language Institute (ALI) provides English language training to international students. Many of these students are preparing to matriculate to American universities, including SDSU.

Teaching hours for this position can vary, but classes with ALI are typically offered Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 2:30pm and Friday from 9:30am - 12:30pm. Classes are taught in person and/or in a virtual setting through SDSU Global Campus.

Reporting to the ESL Director, the Part-time ESL Instructor is responsible for performing college-level classroom instruction. The instructor must be able to teach a variety of skills and subjects to a variety of English proficiency levels; demonstrate teaching excellence and knowledge of subject matter.
Classroom and Instruction Related 90%
  • Teach a variety of skill areas and levels, as assigned by the director, to meet program needs.
  • Prepare and present course content in keeping with the course title, including a final test or evaluation.
  • Maintain the degree of quality instruction which will ensure a beneficial learning experience for students.
  • Keep accurate records of student attendance and submits these as scheduled.
  • Keep accurate records of student progress (grades) and completes mid-semester and final grade reports according to instructions and timetables.
  • Develop curriculum at all levels, especially in new content areas.
  • Provide a syllabus, calendar, and attendance policy for each class taught.
  • Use audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations.
Non Instruction Related Support 5%
  • Participate in orientation activities, as assigned.
  • Advise students of ALI policies and events during class time.
  • Attend staff and professional development meetings, as requested.
  • Attend certificate ceremonies and other social activities; may conduct field trips.
  • Ensure a smooth transition to university/college life for international students.

Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 5%

Knowledge and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned.
  • Ability to relate well to others within the academic environment.
  • Ability to instruct and evaluate students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to be well organized, detail oriented and possess good judgment and common sense.
  • Demonstrate a high level of cross-cultural sensitivity.
Minimum Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience teaching in a university-based IEP (Intensive English Program) OR in a similar ESL institute.

Minimum Education
  • Master’s degree, in TESL, Applied Linguistics or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Foreign language proficiency and period of residence abroad preferred.
  • Teacher training experience preferred.
  • Ability to teach math is a plus.
  • Teaching standardized testing prep is a plus.

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
  • Applicant must live in a commutable distance from SDSU
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer
  • Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Livescan Fingerprint clearanceA background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation

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