The Office of International Affairs at South Dakota State University is seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to join our team as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor. The ESL Instructor will conduct Intensive ESL Program classes and cultural programs. This position will also assess and evaluate the proficiency development of Intensive ESL Program participants as they move through the program. Additionally, this individual will help support the needs of all English language learners on campus. This Position is a 60% appointment responsible for teaching nine hours per week.
SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ESL Training Responsibilities
Teach academic English to non-native speakers of English for nine hours per week in one of the following courses: Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking, and American Culture and Conversation Workshop. Instructor may also be asked to teach remedial English classes to degree-seeking, non-native English speaking students.
Meet during assigned classes at scheduled times.
Organize instructional planning according to objectives in IEP curriculum.
Complete and submit syllabi, sample tests and assignments, mid-term and final exams by expected dates.
Keep attendance records, reporting weekly attendance to director in the case of excessive student absence.
Keep grade record and report grades and comments as needed.
Keep office hours and tutor current students (2 hours per day/4 days a week).
Oversee the continuous improvement of courses to strengthen their content to include coverage of all curricula.
Assess the effectiveness of the classes in terms of student satisfaction, overall academic success, instructor effectiveness, and retention at the English Language and Culture Institute.
Provide academic advisement for ELCI students including, but not limited to scheduling, registration, academic intervention, and success strategies.
Contribute positively to student success and student service in philosophy, attitude, and performance.
Attend and participate in faculty and committee meetings.
Stay up-to-date of best practice in the field of TESOL and adjust teaching practices as a result.
Collaborate and cooperate with fellow ELCI instructors and staff.
Master’s degree in TESOL/ESL, Applied Linguistics, English, Foreign Language(s), Language Education, Global Studies, or related field by start date.
Minimum of one year experience in the field of ESL, Language Education, Foreign Languages, or Global Studies.
Experience working with non-native speakers of English.
Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Effective written communication skills.
Effective critical thinking and reasoning.
Experience teaching ESL in U.S. or abroad.
Undergraduate ESL teaching experience preferred, but ESL teaching experience at all levels will also be considered.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by July 8th 2019.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae , and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.
For questions on the position, contact Greg Wymer, Director of International Students and Scholars, at 605-688-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2018 enrollment of 12,107 students. There are ongoing efforts to bring a greater global perspective to the campus to increase diversity. The work of the university is carried out on a resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.
From its roots as a land grant university established in Brookings, South Dakota in 1881, SDSU today is a vibrant, complex Carnegie Research University – High Intensity institution. It competes in Division I Athletics, is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and participates in the Summit League for most other sports.
With exceptional alumni, community, and Foundation support for student scholarships as well as all aspects of campus life, SDSU is the center of life in Brookings. Brookings, a community of approximately 23,000, is located in eastern South Dakota along Interstate 29, just one hour north of the state’s largest city – Sioux Falls. Brookings is a safe, family-friendly, vibrant, thriving community with many amenities you would find in a much larger city but with a small-town feel. Residents enjoy the tree-lined streets, leisurely pace of living, a short commute time and a variety of career opportunities in a growing job market. Division I South Dakota State University creates a youthful and energetic atmosphere and provides residents with a multitude of athletic, cultural, educational and recreational activities.
The top-ranked Brookings School District offers small classroom sizes and highly qualified, experienced teachers. The city boasts an abundance of attractions and activities such as the Children’s Museum of S.D., Dakota Nature Park, S.D. Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, S.D. Ag Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center of S.D., Downtown at Sundown, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival. Brookings is consistently ranked as a top place to live. Recent accolades include: #1 Best Place to Live in S.D., #25 Best City for Entrepreneurs, #2 Best School District in S.D., Top 10 Best Small Towns in America, Safest College Town in America, and the Top 25 Safest Cities in America. Learn more about Brookings by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT8OnH5eIgQ&feature=youtu.be.
Additional Salary Information: South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.
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About South Dakota State University
About South Dakota State University
SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. The Coordinator of International Recruitment and Admission position is a member of the Department of International Affairs which is committed to maintaining a campus environment that encourages and values diversity, multiculturalism, and internationalization. The department is dedicated to the continuing international awareness on campus and personal growth development of students as well as staff. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 persons on the Eastern border of the state. The city has an excellent K-12 educational system. During a campus visit a tour of the education systems and visit with school administrators may be arranged. The city is also accessible to major medical facilities, has an active social and cultural environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within an easy commute. Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 150,000 persons, is a 40-minute drive to the south. Brookings is also located about 200 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and S...t. Paul, a metropolitan area with major design and art centers such as International Market Square, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum.