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Adjunct Instructor of ESL

Missouri Valley College
Marshall, Missouri
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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The School of Education & Social Sciences invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor of ESL (English as a Second Language) to qualified individuals. Collegiality, professionalism, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the college mission are required. Both on-campus and online opportunities are available.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned course(s) as specified in the course schedule and contract.
  • Guide students to succeed through personal instruction and intellectual inquiry.
  • Prepare and distribute to students a complete and comprehensive syllabus as per institutional guidelines for every course taught.
  • Undertake and monitor initiatives to improve student learning.
  • Respond to student work, communications, and requests in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a positive, productive, and respectful classroom environment.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate work with colleagues in a timely manner.
  • Complete assigned or accepted responsibilities, including routine administrative tasks, with accuracy and attention to detail by established deadlines.
  • Comply with all institutional policies, requirements, and procedures.

Representative, but not all inclusive, of the essential job functions/responsibilities required for this position.

  • Master's degree in TESOL or a Master's degree in linguistics, English, a foreign language, or a related field with 18 graduate hours in TESOL
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience in a college-level EAP/ESL program or equivalent position preferred
  • Must possess demonstrated oral English proficiency for classroom instruction

In evaluating candidates for this position, a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position may be considered.

Physical Demands
  • Stamina to teach classes as required.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended time periods.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to engage in effective interactions with students, employees, alumni, and other stakeholders, including individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems independently.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently in a remote teaching environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to provide an unwavering example of professionalism.
  • Working knowledge of Google Workspace preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Brightspace or an equivalent learning management system required.
  • Ability to successfully complete the MVC Online Masterclass (applies to online instructors only).

Representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.

Work Environment
  • Home Office (Online Instructors)
  • General classroom and office settings (On-campus Instructors)

Required Technology (Online Instructors Only)
  • Desktop or laptop computer with webcam and microphone.
  • Dependable, high-speed Internet access. The required browser is Chrome.

Additional Information

As a pre-condition of employment, the applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check. Compensation varies by course based on student enrollment and program type.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Lisa Rice (Dean, School of Education & Social Sciences) at References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Missouri Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Missouri Valley College does not discriminate on the grounds of color, race, sex, religion, marital status, disability, national origin, veteran's status, age, or sexual orientation. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Missouri Valley College

Founded in 1889, Missouri Valley College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in Marshall, Missouri. Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Faculty are personally and professionally engaged in preparing thoughtful citizens for meaningful lives and careers. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate and graduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. Stewardship of resources will sustain innovative teaching to stimulate critical thinking, creativity, aesthetic appreciation, and the joys of lifelong learning.

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