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English Language Specialist

North Decatur, Georgia
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Job Role
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. LGS recruits students 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

The English Language Support Program provides written and oral communication support to enrolled Laney Graduate School students who use English as an additional language. The students supported by the ELSP are multilingual master”s and doctoral students across LGS programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

The position, English Language Specialist, is a 12-month faculty position with a teaching load of up to 10 credit-hours in Fall, up to 8 in the Spring, and up to 6 in the Summer I semester as well as other teaching and program duties, as outlined below.

Major responsibilities include:
  1. Teaching for-credit writing and oral communication courses for graduate students who use English as an Additional Language (EAL), ensuring timely grading and maintaining high instructional quality. ELSP courses include required, recommended, and elective coursework and are primarily offered in person.
  1. Developing and delivering content-based and skills-based workshops, with each Specialist offering a minimum of 2 per year, adjusted as needed per semester teaching load.
  1. Offering personalized oral and written communication support to graduate students, also subject to availability based on teaching load.
  1. Collaborating with ELSP peers to enhance program quality through co-teaching, resource sharing, and other initiatives fostering collegiality.
  1. Participating in peer-to-peer classroom observations for professional development.
  1. Contributing to language assessment of incoming students, following ELSP procedures.
  1. Attending all scheduled faculty meetings (2-3 per semester).
  1. Undertaking assigned projects from the director, such as curricular revisions, updating assessment procedures, or coordinating the support of Emory international postdoctoral fellows who enroll in ELSP.
  1. Staying updated on Applied Linguistics and TESOL research and best practices.
  1. Completing additional duties as assigned.

  • Master”s or PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a related field.
  • 3+ years” experience teaching 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 communication and 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 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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