Northeastern Illinois University invites applications to fill an Assistant Professor position in TESOL (tenure-track) beginning in August 2019. Applicants must possess a doctorate in TESL/TEFL/TESOL, Educational Linguistics, Applied Linguistics with a TESOL focus, Second Language Acquisition, or another closely-related field; ABDs will be considered, provided the candidate is scheduled to complete the doctorate prior to employment.
The candidate will 1) have training in the area of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and; 2) have experience in curriculum/materials development with focus on English for Specific Purposes (aka English for careers); (3) have knowledge and experience working with ELLs in the context of K-12 and language assessment 4) possess working knowledge of a language other than English; and 5) demonstrate research potential.
The ideal candidate will also possess one or more of the following: 1) teacher training experience; 2) experience with curriculum development and assessment; 3) ability to develop and deliver online classes; The TESOL Program at Northeastern Illinois University offers courses toward the completion of an M.A. degree, a graduate certificate in TESOL, an undergraduate minor, and courses toward Illinois State endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load is 3/3, and faculty are expected to be actively engaged in research and service activities. Some advising and supervision of student graduation projects will be required. Applicants must be willing to teach evenings; weekend courses may also be required periodically. The candidate may also be called upon to do clinical observations in off-site locations. Successful candidates will contribute to University Efforts to address student enrollment, retention and success and provide support for requirements such as First Year Experience and University Core Curriculum.
Application materials include: a cover letter detailing qualifications including a statement of teaching philosophy and research plan; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation including one attesting to teaching abilities/potential; teaching evaluations if available; one or two samples of scholarly writing; copies of transcripts from all postsecondary institutions; and a sample syllabus from a class that you would be likely to teach.
For consideration, please submit:
A cover letter detailing qualifications;
A curriculum vitae;
3 letters of recommendation;
1-2 samples of scholarly writing;
Copies of transcripts from all postsecondary institutions;
A sample syllabus from a class that you would be likely to teach.
Please submit all materials by January 22nd, 2019 to: TESOL Search and Screen Committee, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave Chicago, IL 60625-4699 or e-mail all the above in .pdf or Microsoft Word to: email@example.com.
Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Northeastern Illinois University
Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent roughly 60 percent of the student body.
With the Main Campus located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.