Employment Opportunities

Instructor in English as a Second Language

The Department of Humanities invites applications for a full-time instructor position in ESL (English as a Second Language) for the academic year 2015-16.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

We seek a colleague with a strong background in reading instruction who can teach a range of ESL courses that focus on preparing international undergraduate and graduate students for academic study at Michigan Tech University. The intensive English for Academic Purposes program courses include levels of reading and vocabulary, writing and grammar, listening/speaking and pronunciation during the fall/spring semesters. Teaching loads are 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, collaborate in materials development and textbook decision-making, utilize technology in teaching and coordinate conversation and lab activities. Instructor may be asked to teach in regular EAP program. Perform related duties as assigned. Hold regular office hours.

 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 required.

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

 Ron Strickland

Chair, Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931-1295

 Review of applications begins on July 15, 2015 and continues until the position is filled.

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