Programs: The SUA English Language Programs offer intermediate to advanced level ESL programs of various length and intensity.
Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to the following: 1) classroom instruction (as many as 20 hours per regular work week), 2) hosting office hours, 3) keeping daily student records related to attendance & grades, 4) promotion and realization of the university mission and program objectives, 5) participation in curriculum development and assessment related to teaching and curriculum effectiveness and student progress, 6) planning educational field trips and activities, escorting students on field trips, 7) planning and facilitation of program orientations and other activities, 8) participating in and contributing to ELP faculty enhancement activities, and 9) other work-related duties, assignments and projects, as assigned by the Director of the English Language Programs. Occasional weekend and evening work may also be necessary.
Classes are usually scheduled between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm. For regular work weeks, the faculty member filling this position must minimally be present on campus 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., four days a week, with one home-office day per week; however, home-office days are not guaranteed.
Benefits and salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
Location: Aliso Viejo, California, about 1 hour south of LAX and 1 hour north of San Diego; about 20 minutes from beaches, beautiful & natural surroundings
To apply, please send the following:
Letter of interest
Official transcripts of all university level work (Sealed transcripts will need to be provided if you are offered the position and would like to accept the offer.)
Three current letters of professional recommendation (preferably related to current/former teaching supervisors) with contact information for each of the recommenders.
Student evaluations of instruction (if available)
Successful candidates must be able to legally work in the United States of America. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. Review of complete applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.
Human ResourcesRe: English as a Second Language (ESL) InstructorSoka University of America1 University DriveAliso Viejo, CA 92656E-mail: email@example.comFax: (949)480-4164
Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have proficiency in English that is suitable to the position (Non-native English speakers with a high level of proficiency in English are encouraged to apply.), an MA in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field with a TESL Certificate, and the equivalent of 2-3 years or more of full-time teaching experience related to ESL/EFL. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching English overseas and expertise in the following area(s): Composition, Grammar, Reading/Literature, Academic Speaking and Listening, Conversational English, Content-Based Language Learning, Peace Education, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) experience, and advance level Intensive English Program (IEP) experience. Although applicants with 2-3 years or more of ESL teaching experience are preferred, applicants who have recently completed an MA in TESOL are also encouraged to apply.
About Soka University of America
Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo. SUA is just three miles from the beach (if you are a bird – nine miles driving) and located in the heart of Southern California’s abundance of cultural, educational, sporting and adventure opportunities. Soka University is nationally ranked in the Top 50 National Liberal Arts Colleges and Top 10 Best Value Colleges by US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2017."
SUA offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 12) and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum that is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of our students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 45 other countries.