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University EAP Instructor - Specialist in Applied Linguistics

Rochester Institute of Technology English Language Center
Rochester, New York
The wage band is $42,700-$68,4000 annually with a midpoint of $55,500. Full benefits.
Closing date
Jul 20, 2022

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The specialist in applied linguistics designs, prepares, and teaches English for Academic Purposes courses (English as an Additional Language), in a variety of linguistic skill areas, at all proficiency levels in a university setting. The specialist creates new course materials and assists in the coordination of instruction by participating in regular planning, assessment and coordination meetings.  The specialist assists in providing a socially engaging cross-cultural environment by leading and participating in cultural events with students.
The position requires a creative, collaborative individual who is deeply committed to creating an engaging and rich learning environment for a variety of students from around the world.

The Specialist in Applied Linguistics will:

  • Teach 16-20 contact hours at any proficiency level and in any curricular area, including planning and creating new materials and updating established program materials.
  • Collaborate with peers to coordinate instruction and to provide an engaging program of cultural activities.
  • Participate in collective coordination, evaluation and revision of teaching materials and assessments for the entire ELC curriculum.
  • Maintain active knowledge of the field in order to provide creative, innovative and engaging instruction.
  • Assist in mentoring part-time instructors, interns and student assistants as needed.


About RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Department/College Description

RIT’s English Language Center offers a comprehensive, intensive academic program that provides English language instruction in a cross-cultural learning environment to prepare international students for success in graduate and undergraduate study.  The English Language Center is within the Division of Student Affairs, which provides programs that enhance development and promote a send of community on campus for all.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree (MA, MS or MS.Ed.) in TESL or Applied Linguistics; or Master’s degree in related field with documented for-credit coursework in six areas: linguistics, culture and society, education theory, second-language pedagogy, second-language assessment, and a language teaching practicum.

Minimum of 2 years teaching college-level international students at a variety of levels of English language proficiency and in a variety of courses.


  • University-level teaching skills, demonstrating understanding of the linguistic requirements of undergraduate and graduate assignments across the university
  • Knowledge of current theory and practice in linguistic analysis, language pedagogy and language assessment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, engagingly, accessibly and empathetically in a cross-cultural setting, in particular with students who are developing English language skills
  • Ability to design and revise work products collaboratively and in a team setting, building and maintaining effective working relationships based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals

Preferred experience

  • Experience with course design for both in-person and online instruction
  • Experience working in a team environment 
  • Teaching or living experience outside of the USA

Required Minimum Education Level

Masters-Other, MS, MA

Work Location


Henrietta Campus — 100%


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Required Application Documents


Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Work


How To Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: Click the link for the search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. Applicants must include a portfolio of work which includes sample teaching materials, lesson plans and/or unit plans with narratives that explain how the materials were designed and used. (Max Size per attachment is 5MB)

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan. Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready website. As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 which may include receiving a booster dose prior to their start date, or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodation (see above).

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