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Lecturer in English as a Second Language (Non-Tenure Track)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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Lecturer in English as a Second Language (F0865A1, Non-Tenure Track)
English Language Center
Old Dominion University

The Old Dominion University English Language Center is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and goal-oriented lecturer of English as a second/additional language beginning July 2023. Under the general supervision of the director of the English language Center (ELC), lecturers of English as a second language are responsible for teaching 12 credit hours per session at the ELC each semester in the Intensive English Program, Monarch English Transition Program, Special Programs, and/or the Community Conversation Class. Applicants should be available for both day and/or evening classes. This position also involves ELC Special Program program development and implementation, curriculum development, placement testing and orientation, student and faculty mentoring and advising, participating in professional development activities and sharing that information with ELC colleagues, and contributing to the University community through committee work and additional activities. These are full-time eleven-month non-tenure track positions.

Applicants must possess the following:
• Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics or related field.
• Higher education teaching experience in teaching English as a Second Language or English as a Foreign Language. International and second language learning experience desired.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and writing skills.
• Up-to-date knowledge of issues relevant to second language teaching/learning.
• Evidence of continuing professional growth as demonstrated by presentations and/or participation in professional development activities.
• Experience and ability in using technology as an instructional tool, including development of ePortfolios for the purpose of assessment.

Preferred qualifications include:
• Full professional fluency in English and Spanish, both spoken and written.
• The ability and willingness to contribute to our efforts toward anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, accessibility, and innovation in our English language programming.
• Expertise and experience with teaching and developing curricula in digital literacy and information literacy.

In order to be considered, applicants must submit:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae/resume
• Teaching philosophy
• Diversity/inclusion statement
• Unofficial graduate transcripts
• Contact information for three references
• Link to a digital teaching portfolio, including
○ A minimum of two syllabi for courses taught in ESL in higher education
○ Representative samples of lesson plans and assessments
○ A sample of students’ feedback teaching

Please submit all materials to by June 6, 2023 for full consideration. Questions can be emailed to

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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