The Intensive English Language Institute at Divine Word College, Epworth, IA, is seeking an adjunct ESL instructor starting in January 2018. The successful candidate will teach 15-20 hours a week between 9AM and 4PM from Monday to Friday. He or she will also be responsible for daily lesson planning and assessment. Other duties will include setting and keeping 5 office hours per week and attending bi-weekly faculty meetings. The initial semester contract is renewable depending on the faculty evaluation and institutional needs.
Courses to be taught include: Reading, Listening/Speaking, Grammar/Writing, and other content-based ESL courses for any student levels of English proficiency from the absolute beginners to low advanced learners.
Requirement: M.A. in TESOL or Applied Linguistics
Teaching experience at the tertiary level
Classroom experience with beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESL/EFL students
Availability to teach in summer
Ability to adapt materials and teaching style to meet the needs of every student in a mixed-level classroom
Strong computer skills, including course management systems, and CALL
Cross-cultural or overseas experience
Working knowledge of at least one foreign language
Deadline for Application: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Ms. Donna Puccio at this address: email@example.com. Divine Word College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Founded by the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), Divine Word College is the only undergraduate Roman Catholic seminary in the U.S. dedicated to educating men and women for missionary service. It is located in Epworth, Iowa, 13 miles west of the city of Dubuque and within the Archdiocese of Dubuque.
Though its primary goal is preparing young men to become Divine Word Missionary priests and broth...ers, since 2007 the college has also offered its educational resources to religious sisters, other Catholic seminarians and laypersons.
Divine Word College provides an education that incorporates a liberal arts curriculum with spiritual formation and mission preparation. The college also offers a well established ESL program through its Intensive English Language Institute. Celebrating the cultural diversity of the world, each year the enrollment includes students from 15-20 different countries. This allows the college to create an inter-cultural environment that is uniquely suited for educating future missionaries.
The SVD is the largest Catholic missionary order in the world, with 6000 Divine Word Missionary priests and brothers serving the neediest of God’s people in 70 countries. Founded in Steyl, Holland in 1875 by Saint Arnold Janssen, the SVD continues to follow the direction of the constitutions he established, which calls upon its members to go “…first and foremost where the Gospel has not yet been preached at all or only insufficiently, and where the local Church is not yet viable on its own.”
Divine Word College is situated on 16 acres of land that was formerly the site of a Methodist seminary. The SVD purchased the property in 1931 to establish a high school seminary—St. Paul’s Mission House. Thirty years later, the old buildings were demolished and replaced with the current main building.
Divine Word College prepares missionaries to touch the lives of the neediest people around the world by following the path of Jesus Christ and spreading the Word of God.