Adjunct ESL Instructor

Date posted: 1/26/2016

Contract dates: June 1, 2016 – August 3, 2016

Programs: The SUA English Language Programs offer intermediate to advanced level ESL programs of various length and intensity.

Responsibilities: The candidate hired will be capable of teaching intermediate to advanced level ESL courses, especially related to grammar, composition, literature, academic speaking and listening etc.   The faculty member filling this position must minimally be present in school 8:30 a.m. ‑ 4:30 p.m., 4 days a week (or a 5-day week with two ½ days of off campus office hours).  Classes normally run from about 8:30am to 2:45pm.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, hosting office hours, developing curriculum, promoting and realizing the university mission and program objectives, preparing for classes, proposing and planning educational field trips and activities, escorting students on field trips, facilitating placement testing, participating in committee work, contributing to faculty meetings and other related duties. Occasional weekend and evening work may also be necessary.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have native or native‑like proficiency in English (Nonnative English speakers with a high proficiency in English are encouraged to apply), an MA (minimum) in TESOL or closely related field, and 3 years of full‑time teaching experience in ESL/EFL. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching overseas and expertise in the following area(s): Composition, Grammar, Reading, Academic Vocabulary, Academic Discussion, Speech and Debate, Peace Education, English for Academic Purposes and Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Applications from candidates with background in student counseling and/or student activities are most welcome.

Salary: Monthly salary of $3,300 to $4,400, depending upon experience and qualifications.

Location:  Aliso Viejo, California, about 1 hour south of LAX and 1 hour north of San Diego; beautiful & natural surroundings

To apply, send the following by:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Official transcripts of all university level work (Sealed transcripts will need to be provided if you are offered the position and would like to accept the offer.)
  • Three current letters of professional recommendation
  • Student evaluations of instruction (if available)
  • Deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, March 11, 2016.

Review of complete applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.  If hired, you must be able to show proof of your legal right to work in the United States of America.

Human Resources
Soka University of America

Re: ESL Instructor (June)

Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656