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Part Time - Intensive English Communication - Adjunct Faculty

Penn State University
United States
Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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Job Role
Professor / Lecturer
Job Type
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The Intensive English Communication Program (IECP), which is housed under the Department of Applied Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Science, invites applications for part-time Lecturer appointments.

Job Duties
  • Part-time lecturers are needed for teaching non-credit intensive English courses in one of four levels of instruction as well as possible teaching in specialized ESP programming.
  • Some course-related administrative duties are required of all appointments.

Requirements and Qualifications
  • A Master's degree in TESOL or related area (e.g., TEFL, ESL, etc) is required; pursuit toward such a degree or BA-TESOL may be acceptable for some positions. Prior teaching experience in an intensive English program or an academic English preparation program is preferred.
  • Appointments entail approximately 8-16 hours per week.
  • Successful candidates must show an active interest in ongoing professional development and have a knowledgeable command of the English language.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through this forum and include a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV). Applications without letter or CV cannot be reviewed.
  • In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

These appointments are non-tenure, semester-based appointments with the possibility of renewal. Start and end dates may vary depending on the program and applicant fit. Review of applications is ongoing. For a more detailed description of the positions currently available, please contact Dr. Jason Litzenberg ( Be sure to visit the IECP website at:

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