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English Language Learners (ELL) Adjunct Instructors

Seattle Pacific University
United States
Closing date
Nov 27, 2023

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About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America, Seattle Pacific University invites students to explore or go deeper in Christian faith. We want students to understand and serve the world through this lens. With our uncompromising commitment to academic challenge and rigor, as exemplified by the "Best National University" ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Pacific utilizes Seattle as our campus, exposing more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students to challenges and opportunities, helping them anticipate and shape the future in a thriving, world-class city.

Commitment to Diversity

Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an exceptional and diverse community. With approximately 350 faculty and 450 staff, at the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully. We recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation, a core theme of the gospel, and inseparable from our Christian faith. We strive to become a workplace that recruits, develops, and retains faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey as a faculty or staff member. Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and employee ongoing opportunities to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.


Adjunct English Language Learners (ELL) instructor position in the Center for Professional Education. Primary responsibility would be teaching a course, including grading and accessibility to students.

  • Master's degree or Ph.D. in ELL, Bilingual Education, or a closely-related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Agreement with the Seattle Pacific University Statement of Faith and Mission.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of both WA ELL Competencies and TESL/TEFL Standards.
  • Experience teaching online courses preferred.
  • ELL curriculum development experience preferred.

Additional Information:

All SPU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentary proof of vaccination unless an exception applies. For more information, see SPU's Vaccination Requirements FAQs webpage.

Inquiries relating to the ELL endorsement program should be addressed to:

Dr. Peter Renn, Director

Center for Professional Education

Seattle Pacific University

3307 Third Ave. W.

Seattle, WA 98119


Application Instructions:

The pool of applications at this site will be accessed periodically as specific needs arise in the ELL endorsement program. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a diversity statement, a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, and a brief description of your views on effective teaching techniques.

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