Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is a unit in the Office of the Vice-Provost for Academic Innovation (VPAI). The CTI's mission is to partner with the Cornell teaching community to explore and foster inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices. We facilitate the development of vibrant, challenging and reflective student-centered learning experiences. Our vision is a Cornell teaching community that embraces the research on learning, catalyzes innovative instructional practices, and creates learning environments where every student can thrive.
The full-time teaching support specialist will work with the CTI's International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP) to support international teaching assistants (ITAs) and graduate departments across Cornell to ensure that ITAs meet the required levels of oral English proficiency for university teaching. The ITAP supports this university expectation by providing language assessment services and language development opportunities (including courses and a summer intensive program) for international teaching assistants (ITAs).
The successful candidate for this full-time position will apply their knowledge of adult learning theory, experience in teaching English-as-an-additional language and ability to build rapport with their students to ensure a strong learning experience.Additionally, they will also contribute to a dynamic team environment as an active member of the CTI.
Teach ITAP courses
Design, implement, and assess online and in-person courses, using evidence-based, student-centered teaching methods.
Assess, rate, and report on student language proficiency.
Design, implement, and assess ITAP-related programs.
Hire, train and supervise Undergraduate Consultants working in ITAP
Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with stakeholders within the CTI and across campus.
Collaboration and Teamwork expectations include:
Understand and listen to other team members and foster/encourage cooperation through influence.
Recognize the value of diversity and a commitment to inclusive practice.
Support different points of view, bring them out into the open, and build on areas of agreement.
Exercise influence in ways that enhance the support needed to advance initiatives.
Master's degree in TESOL, applied linguistics, or related field with 3-5 years of teaching English-as-an additional language experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Three, or more years, of oral proficiency assessment experience.
Excellent interpersonal, written communication, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate in a dynamic, deadline-driven, team-based environment with multiple competing priorities.
Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail in their work.
Experienced with common desktop applications, such as Microsoft Office suite.
Proven ability to prioritize and exercise independent judgement.
Demonstrated ability to use initiative, willingness to learn new skills.
Experience working with International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) at a research university.
ACTFL OPI, IELTS certification, or equivalent.
Experience with instructional design and development of online, blended, and traditional courses in a Canvas environment. Experience with project management practices and managing timelines.
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
University Job Title:
Teaching Supp Spec III
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.
Online Submission Guidelines:
Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.
If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at email@example.com.
For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
Internal Number: WDR-00025137
About Cornell University
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.