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English Language Specialist

Emory Healthcare/Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
The Laney Graduate School:
The Laney Graduate School (LGS) enrolls approximately 2,000 students in close to 50 doctoral and master's degree programs with faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Theology, Business,and Law. LGSrecruitsstudents from across the US and internationally and has research and program collaborations with Georgia Institute of Technology, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other institutions.
English Language Support Program
TheEnglish Language Support Programprovideswritten and oral communication support to enrolledLaney Graduate Schoolstudents who use English as anadditionallanguage.The students supported by the ELSP aremultilingualmaster's and doctoral students acrossLGSprogramsin thehumanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Theposition, English Language Specialist,is a 12-monthfacultyposition with a teaching load of up to10credit-hoursinFall, up to8in the Spring, and up to6in theSummer I semesteras well asotherteaching andprogramduties, as outlined below.
Major responsibilities include:
- Teaching for-credit writing and oral communication coursesforgraduate studentswho useEnglish as an Additional Language (EAL), ensuringtimelygrading andmaintaininghigh instructional quality. ELSP courses include required, recommended, and elective courseworkand are primarily offered in person.
- Developing and delivering content-based and skills-based workshops, with each Specialist offering a minimum of 2 per year, adjustedas neededper semester teaching load.
- Offering personalized oral and written communication support to graduate students,alsosubject toavailability based onteaching load.
- Collaborating with ELSP peers to enhance program quality through co-teaching, resource sharing, and other initiatives fostering collegiality.
- Participating in peer-to-peer classroom observations for professional development.
- Contributing to language assessment of incoming students, following ELSP procedures.
- Attending all scheduled faculty meetings (2-3 per semester).
- Undertaking assigned projects from the director, such ascurricular revisions,updating assessment procedures,or coordinatingthe support ofEmoryinternational postdoctoral fellowswho enroll in ELSP.
- Staying updated on Applied Linguistics and TESOL research and best practices.
- Completingadditionalduties as assigned.
- Master'sor PhDin Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a related field.
- 3+years' experienceteaching English as an Additional Language to diverse student populations in an academic setting.
- Ability to adapt teaching strategies to meet the needs of English users ranging from Intermediate to Advanced High (ACTFL scale).
- Strong communicationand interpersonal skills.
- We will request three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and other materials for finalist candidates who advance through our multi-stage interview process.
Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.
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Job Number 127985
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division Graduate School
Department GRS: English Language Support
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name North Decatur Bldg
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable
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