Instructor (ESL) Pool - 2013/2014

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Apr 04, 2014

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: INTO OSU Program 179000 INT

Position Summary: The INTO OSU - Intensive English Program is recruiting for full/part-time fixed-term Instructors for the 2013-2014 academic year.

INTO OSU is a program of Oregon State University with a mission to "provide international students with learning experiences and services that promote academic, professional and personal success".

INTO OSU prepares students to enter Oregon State University and as such ESL instructors in the INTO OSU program focus on academic language and study skills preparation. Academic content teaching is delivered by other OSU colleges and departments.

This position will teach English and English for Academic Purposes to international students on a variety of programs. The INTO OSU instructional mission encompasses five student populations: Academic English Program (IEP) students, Pathways students, General English students, Special Programs students and Conditionally Admitted students. Pathways students progress in a cohort through a set combination of language and study skills courses, university academic courses and supporting bridge classes over three or more terms.

Position Duties: The percentages indicated are given as guidelines only and may vary:

45% Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to international students at the INTO OSU Center. This includes 'English for Academic Purposes' (EAP), General English and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) all of which would entail teaching study skills and cultural awareness as appropriate. This includes teaching students who are currently undertaking degree studies, those preparing for future University study and other students on customized courses as required. As a guideline, instructors typically teach 800 classroom contact hours per year which equates to 18 hours per week in 4 x 11-week terms. Each term is ten weeks of teaching and one week of assessment. This may be subject to change.

30% Make purposeful and appropriate lesson plans that provide for effective teaching strategies and meet the individual needs of students; prepare, select, and use teaching-learning materials for international students (including the use of textbooks, in-house materials and self-created materials); work with internal committees and lead teachers to develop and deliver courses; assess students and provide both formative and summative evaluations; design tests and assessment tasks as required; provide oral and written feedback to students and other stakeholders (e.g. program managers, academic schools, marketing staff, sponsors and parents); ensure that reasonable rules of classroom behavior are consistently applied; provide academic support for international students as appropriate through office hours, consultations and tutorials (e.g. advice on language learning, guidance on study skills and academic expectations for University study, advice on where to seek additional academic support and information); direct students towards the most appropriate sources of support within the INTO OSU Center and OSU more widely.

Position Duties (continued): 10% Carry out administrative and record-keeping tasks associated with teaching and assessment (e.g. student progress reports; test proctoring; grade entry; attendance and activity records; tutorial logs; advising logs, and references). Liaise with the Academic Support team to provide all required information in a timely manner.

15% Other duties (which may include the following): Participate in staff development and professional training as required e.g. the termly Professional Enrichment Days (PEDs); set and pursue individual personal and/or professional development goals as outlined in the Annual Performance Review (APR) process; contribute to course and module development; provide emergency teaching cover in the absence of other colleagues; participate and assist in orientation and registration activities; participate in social activities where this is an integral part of the teaching-learning program; participate in and contribute to briefing sessions, student and teacher orientation and program functions; act as a positive ambassador for INTO; attend Center and section meetings as required; service to OSU, INTO OSU or external to the University. Other duties as required by the Supervisor.

We reserve the right to introduce changes in line with technological developments which may impact upon the job duties or methods of working.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications: MA in TESOL, Linguistics, Education, Composition and other closely related fields.

Demonstrated excellence in ESL teaching with a record of at least two years of full-time experience.

Ability to work well as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Advanced level English language skills typically demonstrated by the completion of a Bachelor's and Master's degree through the medium of English.

IT literate with ability to use all standard software to generate professional, well-presented documents and presentations including text and images.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Teaching experience in a university academic preparation program.

International teaching experience in addition to US experience.

Knowledge and experience of the languages and cultures represented in the INTO OSU Center student body.

Interest and expertise in Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) tools such as Starboards; online resources; computer classrooms; digital audio/video and iPads.

Administrative experience working with second language learners.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 07-01-2013

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 06-15-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: 36,408 - 43,680

Special Instructions to Applicants: When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) Resume/Vitae

2) Cover Letter of Application indicating how your qualifications and experience meet the required qualifications of the position.

3) Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. (Upload as "Other" Optional Document if not included with your Resume.)

For additional information about this position please contact Bob Gilmour at or 541-737-4287.

For additional information about the application process please contact Kristen Mozuch at or 541-737-3809.

Interviews will be either in person, by Skype or by telephone in order of preference.

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and has a practice of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Posting Number: 0010934

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