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Lecturer - USC International Academy

USC International Academy
Los Angeles
The annual base salary for this position is $64,480.00
Closing date
Jul 7, 2024

Job Details

The USC International Academy, in Strategic and Global Initiatives, is seeking Lecturers to help students achieve academic and professional goals through high-quality instruction in English as a Second Language and university preparation.

Along with teaching hours, Lecturers are responsible for course and class preparation, student conferencing, grading, attendance at required meetings and all service and administrative duties associated with teaching. Contact hours in this position are 20 teaching hours/week. Specific program and course assignments for each semester and session are at the discretion of the International Academy. The program’s curriculum is designed to provide integrated and sequential learning.  It is important, therefore, that Lecturers confer with academic management to ensure consistency with the International Academy’s educational goals.


Develop course materials for assigned courses
Participate in curriculum development projects
Assist with placement testing
Actively seek collaboration with colleagues
Maintain a consistent, supportive, student-centered approach appropriate for adult-learners

M.A. (in hand) or Ph.D. in TESL, ESL, Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition
Current active involvement in the field
Minimum of 3 years of IEP teaching experience with demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching
Experience teaching ESL and/or teaching EAP at the university level or in conditional acceptance programs with adult learners
Desire to teach all skills across all levels of English proficiency
Computer literacy, media literacy, experience with blended learning


Experience in ESL/IEP/EAP curriculum development
Experience teaching college-level reading, writing, communication, and research skills for international students
Overseas teaching experience (this does not substitute for required IEP experience)
Knowledge of or previous formal study of a second language



The USC International Academy, located on the University of Southern California University Park Campus in Downtown Los Angeles, provides university-quality, skill-based, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. Students receive 20 hours of classroom instruction each week in interactive, student-focused classes taught by experienced instructors. Through a rigorous program of study, campus involvement, and cultural and educational activities, Academy students develop comprehensive English language skills and are fully immersed in American university life at a top-tier institution. The majority of Academy’s students transition into degree programs at USC or other institutions. The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university a great place to work. USC is WASC accredited and a UCIEP member school.

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