Instructor- ESL

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Apr 29, 2014

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: INTO OSU Program 179000 INT

Position Summary: INTO OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Instructor- ESL position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

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, Undergraduate and Graduate Pathways students, General English students, and Special Programs 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: 45% Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to international students at the INTO OSU Center including 'English for Academic Purposes' (EAP), General English and English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

Duties include teaching language and study skills to students who are currently taking credit-bearing academic courses, those preparing for future University study and other students on customized courses as required, teaching study skills and cultural awareness as appropriate.

Teaching includes the use of Blackboard and other available technologies such as Starboards and multi-media facilities. 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 program management teams and course coordinators 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; meet deadlines for the grade entry and entry of attendance data; maintain communication by checking and responding to emails on a regular basis and responding to information requests in a timely manner; use Outlook calendar; use Blackboard and other technologies per program requirements.

15% Other duties as required (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 occasional 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 OSU, INTO OSU, and INTO University Partnerships (IUP); attend Center and section meetings as required.

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

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

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

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

Demonstrated engaging and culturally sensitive teaching skills.

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

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work productively, positively, and respectfully with all OSU and INTO OSU faculty, staff, and students.

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

Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines.

Collegial, professional demeanor.

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.

Interest in on-going professional development.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in ESL teaching with a record of at least four years of relevant experience (at least two years working at IEP).

Teaching experience in a large 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, including China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, and Oman.

Demonstrated experience in curriculum and assessment development.

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.

Evidence of on-going professional development.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 04-07-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 05-20-2014

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

Posting Number: 0012212

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