Clark University’s American Language and Culture Institute seeks to fill the position of ESL Instructor. Reporting to the Director of ALCI, the successful candidate will provide English instruction to international students enrolled in Clark University’s intensive, non-credit, English for Academic Success Program and in Clark University’s English for the Community Program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Included in a range of responsibilities, the Instructor will:
Prepare, teach, and conduct up to 18 class hours per week as agreed upon
Practice initiative, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities in the classroom and within your range of responsibilities
Complete and submit course syllabi according to ALCI templates
Evaluate student performances according to the guidelines of the ALCI curriculum and use Moodle, Clark University’s online learning platform, to record student progress towards achieving student learning outcomes.
Calculate and maintain grades according to the curricula and approved systems
Submit session grades by the appointed deadlines
Provide students with frequent feedback using best practices from the field
Share resources and work collaboratively with other instructors and office personnel
Monitor student behavior and inform the Director of any student concerns in a timely manner
Participate in periodic observation and evaluation processes with supervisors and peers as asked
Assist in developing ALCI instructional components
Receive occasional visitors to observe classes
Attend and participate in scheduled meetings in each session
As desired participate in in-service workshops
The successful candidate will have:
(Minimum) Master's degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field
One year ELL teaching experience at post-secondary level
Excellent intercultural communication and interpersonal skills; Effective oral and written skills
Working knowledge of current philosophy and teaching practices in TESOL
Demonstrated ability to use a variety of active and student-centered teaching methods
Working knowledge of computer assisted language learning including using online platforms such as Moodle, Blackboard, or Sakai for providing timely feedback regarding progress towards achieving outcomes
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
About Clark University
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark is a university on the cutting edge of higher education. A liberal arts-based research university with a distinguished academic and research pedigree, Clark is redefining higher education for the 21st century — forging robust partnerships that break down boundaries between academia and society, and more deeply attuning students’ learning experiences to the profound changes taking place in the world today.We're a national leader in cultivating an educational environment characterized by collaboration, creativity, intellectual daring, and the capacity and determination to bring about real, transformative global change.