University of the Pacific English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor
April 23, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
University of the Pacific International (UOPI) is a partnership between the University of the Pacific and Shorelight Education. The mission of the International Accelerator Program is to immerse international students in the academic and cultural life of the university, help them integrate into campus life, and provide the support that increases their academic successes and likelihood in obtaining their degrees.
UOPI seeks a year-round English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor to teach international students in the Accelerator Programs and the Intensive English Program (IEP). These programs combine English Language instruction, academic language development, and acculturation. Reporting to the Academic Director, ESL Instructors are responsible for holistically teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills at all levels in a university-based, intensive ESL program, teaching EAP courses, participating in extracurricular events, orientation, and assuming responsibilities in materials development/coordination or other needed specialized areas.
Key Responsibilities and Expectations
The full-time instructional position is an exempt position calculated on a 40-hour work week, during which the following duties will be executed:
Teach English for Academic Purposes to international students enrolled in English language courses and UOP embedded courses
Work in a team environment with other instructors and the UOPI team to prepare, select, and use appropriate teaching and learning materials for international students (including the use of pre-selected textbooks and in-house materials)
Develop relevant and appropriate lesson plans that incorporate effective teaching strategies and meet the individual needs of students
Assess students using high-quality formative and summative evaluations
Provide oral and written feedback to students and to relevant staff
Provide out-of-class academic support for students
Carry out administrative tasks associated with teaching and assessment, including, but not limited to: generating students' academic progress reports, tracking grades, tracking attendance, and attending meetings with or about students
Provide teaching coverage in the absence of other colleagues
Participate in relevant social events and activities (e.g. accompanying trips)
Participate in and contribute to orientation sessions
Act as a positive ambassador for UOPI and UOP
Participate in staff development and professional training as required
Attend university and program meetings as required
Qualifications and Selection Criteria
Master's degree in TESOL or closely related field
Demonstrable knowledge of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language-teaching methodologies, assessment, and curriculum/lesson planning;
Minimum five years of related experience in an academic ESL program
Overseas experience or experience teaching in multicultural/multilingual classrooms desired
Excellent English ability, exceptional communication skills, and a dynamic, charismatic personality
Competence in a foreign language preferred
Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship
To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter.
University of the Pacific International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.