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Part-Time ESL Instructor

Position overview

Position title: Part-Time ESL Instructor

Application Window

Open date: February 18th, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Part-Time ESL Instructor

University of California, Riverside – University Extension

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’ air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

University Extension is the continuing and professional education division of the University of California, Riverside offering programs and certificates to domestic and international students. University Extension values excellence and has educated international students for over forty years through our Department of International Education Programs. University Extensions Department of International Programs invites applicants for multiple part-time ESL teaching positions to provide instruction in the areas of Intensive English Programs (IEP), International Custom Programs, and Undergraduate Pathway Programs, as well as the Substitute Teaching Pool. Courses include integrated skills, grammar, writing, reading, speaking & listening, and a range of elective topics. Instruction may also include test-prep classes, English for Specific Purposes (e.g. Business English, STEAM, Entrepreneurship, etc.), or American cultural topics. In-person courses meet Monday – Friday and are generally scheduled between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Online courses meet virtually in the evening between 4pm-9pm.

Responsibilities:
• Provide instruction in accordance with the established instructional agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedule provided by University Extension.
• Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies to the course.
• Design interactive and motivational classroom activities that support the instruction of student learning objectives with a communicative aim to fully engage participants and reinforce student learning
• Work in conjunction with collaborative partners and subject matter experts in order to ensure that course information is current.
• Participate in scheduled orientations, meetings, and mandatory training programs by UCR’s established deadlines.
• Maintain timely and accurate academic records within the learning management system and submit timely and accurate documentation as outlined in the instructional agreement.
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct.
• Attend scheduled pre-program class-planning meeting
• Attend scheduled teachers' meetings and in-services
• Become familiar with and follow IEP’s Instructor Manual and curricular guidelines

Minimum Requirements:
• Advanced degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or a related field, or equivalent experience with TESOL Certificate.
• Five years of successful ESL teaching experience.
• Experience teaching a wide range of ESL levels and skills including integrated skills.
• Experience with computer-aided instructions and learning management systems (i.e., Moodle, CANVAS)
• Proficiency in English suitable to the position
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Ability to provide instruction online and in-person.
• UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to the mission is a minimum requirement.
• Authorization to work for a United States employer.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience teaching middle school and/or high school students
• Experience teaching English for Specific Purposes
• Experience preparing students for TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, and/or GMAT
• Current active involvement in the field (i.e., TESOL, CATESOL)
• Proven record of contributions to a supportive team environment
• Experience with curriculum development and course design.

Application Information:
To apply please visit https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01550. The purpose of this continuous recruitment is to build a pool of instructors who can be scheduled to teach courses as they are scheduled. The interview process may include a teaching demonstration. For more information about UCR Extension, please visit http://www.extension.ucr.edu/. For more information about International Education Programs, please visit http://www.iep.ucr.edu/.

Employment Information:
Instructional agreements are made on a course-by-course basis at the discretion of the University with no guarantee to teach future courses. This part-time position is not eligible for benefits but participates in the University of California Defined Contribution Plan.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Advanced degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or a related field, or equivalent experience with TESOL Certificate.
• Five years of successful ESL teaching experience.
• Experience teaching a wide range of ESL levels and skills including integrated skills.
• Experience with computer-aided instructions and learning management systems (i.e., Moodle, CANVAS)
• Proficiency in English suitable to the position
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Ability to provide instruction online and in-person.
• UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to the mission is a minimum requirement.
• Authorization to work for a United States employer.

Preferred qualifications

• Experience teaching middle school and/or high school students
• Experience teaching English for Specific Purposes
• Experience preparing students for TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, and/or GMAT
• Current active involvement in the field (i.e., TESOL, CATESOL)
• Proven record of contributions to a supportive team environment
• Experience with curriculum development and course design.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)

References of candidates in consideration for a position will be contacted after the interview.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01550

Help contact: cwelle@ucx.ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.