Job Description Summary: Adjunct Instructor in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) for the Graduate Department of Education at Webster University. This position is for the St. Louis Main Campus.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a masters degree in TESL/TEFL or Applied Linguistics and a doctorate in a related field, such as Applied Linguistics, Curriculum and Instruction, or Second Language Studies. Fresh graduates and doctoral students are welcome to apply.
Preferred Qualifications Preference will be given to applicants who have the following: a minimum of five years of experience teaching ESL/EFL/ESOL; relevant graduate level teaching experience; documented good teaching; an ability to combine theory and practice in classroom instruction; experience working in K12 ELL instruction and/or teacher education for K12 ELL instructors; K12 teaching certification and licensure/endorsement for ESOL/ELL/CLD; broad experience in the following areas as demonstrated by advanced graduate course work, teaching experience, conference presentations, and/or publications: second language acquisition, curriculum design, ESOL methods, language testing, language planning and policy, and culture and pragmatics; experience providing professional development to in-service teachers; experience with curriculum development for graduate courses and for professional development; fluency in two languages; experience using LMSs to enhance face-to-face instruction; familiarity with mobile devices and apps to enhance classroom instruction; and service to professional organizations and professional contributions to the field.
Essential Duties Duties include the following: teaching graduate-level courses in TESL one or two nights a week to pre- and in-service teachers (some of these courses are for grant cohorts seeking MO ESL certification) coordinating and aligning weekly materials, instruction, activities, and assignments with the lead instructor to ensure the consistency and quality of coursework; providing out-of-class academic support to students as needed; understanding and applying state certification requirements for ESOL and TESOL standards for teacher education; developing new materials and assessments, as needed.
Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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