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Instructor (ESL) Pool - 2023/2024

Employer
Oregon State University
Location
Philomath, Oregon
Closing date
Jun 19, 2024

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Department INTO OSU Program (INT) Position Title Instructor (ESL) Job Title Instructor (ESL) Pool - 2023/2024 Appointment Type Academic Faculty Job Location Corvallis Benefits Eligible Dependent: Hours Worked/Duration Remote or Hybrid option? Job Summary

The INTO OSU - Intensive English Program invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure track full/part-time Instructor positions for the 2023-2024 academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Director.

This position will teach English and English for Academic Purposes to international students on a variety of programs. The INTO OSU instructional mission encompasses four student populations: Academic English Program (IEP) students, Undergraduate and Graduate Pathways students, and Special Programs students.

Applications submitted to this recruitment pool are reviewed on as needed basis. Qualified candidates will be contacted when positions become available throughout the academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Director of Academic Programs.

Why OSU?

Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don't wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.

FACTS:
  • Top 1.4% university in the world
  • More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
  • 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
  • 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
  • 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
  • 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
  • 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
  • 217k+ alumni worldwide
  • For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about

Locations:

Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State's beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America's best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
  • Retirement savings paid by the university.
  • A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
  • Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
  • Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities

The percentages indicated are given as guidelines only and may vary:

80% - Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to international students at the INTO OSU Center
  • Duties include teaching in all programs, levels, and subject areas, including advanced reading/writing in credit and non-credit-bearing courses.
  • Duties may include teaching language, cultural awareness, and study skills to students preparing for future university study, and students in customized courses of study.
  • Teaching includes the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other available technologies. Instructors typically teach 18 contact hours per week in a 11-week term. Each term includes ten weeks of teaching and one week of assessment. A typical teaching load could include any combination of levels and skill courses, including the possibility of two reading/writing courses. This may be subject to change depending on the enrolment patterns.

10% - Service and Professional Development
  • Stay current in the field and share expertise with the colleagues in and outside the center. Professional Development may include participating in staff development and professional training (including Professional Enrichment Days) and/or presenting at conferences.
  • Provide service to programs and students at INTO OSU and the university. Service may include serving on standing or ad hoc committees.
  • Support OSU's commitment to Diversity, Inclusivity, and Community: Oregon State University is committed to ensuring a collaborative and inclusive community. INTO OSU faculty and staff are responsible for creating a professional work environment that respects and values diverse perspectives.

10% - Other Duties and Expectations
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Carry out administrative duties effectively.
  • Work productively, positively, and respectfully with all OSU and INTO OSU faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Communicate appropriately and effectively in all interactions.
  • Proactively address student needs.
  • Collegial, professional demeanor in all interactions with students, faculty and staff.
  • Provide and receive feedback and respond in a constructive manner.
  • Use all standard software to generate professional, well-organized documents and presentations including text and images.
  • Ongoing commitment to professional development that benefits the center.
  • Use Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) tools and online resources.

What You Will Need
  • MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages), Education, Composition
  • Demonstrated excellence in ESL teaching with a record of at least two years of relevant full-time experience.
  • Demonstrated engaging and culturally sensitive teaching skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work productively, positively, and respectfully with all OSU and INTO OSU faculty, staff, and students
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Collegial, professional demeanor
  • Advanced level English language skills typically demonstrated by the completion of a Bachelor's and Master's degree through the medium of English
  • IT literate with ability to use all standard software to generate professional, well-presented documents and presentations including text and images
  • Interest in on-going professional development

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

What We Would Like You to Have
  • Demonstrated excellence in ESL teaching with a record of at least four years of relevant experience (at least two years working at IEP)
  • Teaching experience in a large university academic preparation program. International teaching experience in addition to US experience
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum and assessment development
  • Interest and expertise in Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) tools

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

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Pay Method Salary Pay Period 1st through the last day of the month Pay Date Last working day of the month Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience. Link to Position Description

https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/position_descriptions/142086

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P07213UF Number of Vacancies Varies Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/15/2023 Anticipated Appointment End Date Posting Date 08/14/2023 Full Consideration Date Closing Date 06/15/2024 Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be considered throughout the 2023/2024 academic year.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Elena Sapp, elena.sapp@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-6991

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

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