Employment Opportunities

Lecturers in English as a Second Language

Lecturers in English as a Second Language

The Department of Humanities invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions in ESL (English as a Second Language) to begin August 2014.  The Lecturer position is a two (2) year renewable contract.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach a range of ESL courses that focus on preparing international undergraduate and graduate students for academic study at the university. Courses include any or a combination of intermediate, advanced and transitional (bridge) levels of reading, vocabulary, writing, grammar, listening/speaking during the fall/spring semesters for up to 18 contact hours per semester.

Other duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
Assist with student advising/mentoring, manage testing and placement, participate in curriculum and course revision processes, collaborate in materials development and textbook decision-making, utilize technology in teaching and coordinate conversation and lab activities.  Perform related duties as assigned.  Hold regular office hours.

Candidate should have evidence of continuing professional development. Candidate should have a strong background in assessment and program review.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
The IESL Program provides a fourteen (14) week Summer Session. Candidate may be expected to teach every other summer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in TESL/TESOL, or Master’s in a closely related field and substantial ESL teaching experience at the college level.  Excellent Proficiency in English.

Preferred Qualification:
PhD in TESL/TESOL, Applied Linguistics or closely related field and post-secondary teaching experience.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Beatrice Smith
Chair, ESL Lecturer Search Committee
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931-1295

Review of applications begins on February 7, 2014 and continues until the position is filled.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university, with a diverse community of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and cross-disciplinary faculty.  Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

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Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.