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Temporary - English Language Institute Instructor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033431
Department Code 0000
Department University College
Job Title Temporary - English Language Institute Instructor
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range $44.00/hour
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

As determined by department/chair

Job Type Temporary
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

University College at Syracuse University is looking for Part-time Instructors to teach in the English Language Institute (ELI), for our summer, fall, and spring programs.. The ELI is a pre-academic program designed to prepare international students to succeed in their undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Syracuse University and other higher education institutions in the US. The program is high-touch, rigorous, and fast-paced, providing intensive English language and academic skills training as well as orientation to US academic culture. Programs run year-round, comprising both EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) cohorts (in fields such as architecture, law, and business). The ELI works closely with schools and colleges on campus, as well as with sponsoring organizations, such as IIE (Fulbright). The institute participates in the University’s Internationalization Council, and works collaboratively with schools and colleges on devising ways to provide the best possible support for international students and on maximizing their engagement and integration in the University community.

The program requires dynamic, engaging, and energetic instructors with excellent communication skills who will be responsible for instruction, contribute to the curriculum, and be part of a team. Candidates must possess native or near native English proficiency.
Instructors teach up to three EAP courses per 15-week session (21 hours weekly) in fall and spring, and up to three courses per 6-week session in the summer (25 hours weekly). There are two summer sessions, one starting in mid-May and the other in early July. For ESP contract courses, employment dates are specified by the contract, and can run between four and eight weeks.


• Masters in applied linguistics/TESOL or relevant field and/or experience relevant to course assignments.
• Candidates must possess native or near native English proficiency.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Minimum of five years’ experience teaching adult learners of English as a second language.
• Previous experience with an intensive ESL program.
• Experience teaching EFL abroad desirable as is mastery of a foreign language.
• Familiarity with ESP methodology preferred.
• Must be eligible to work in the United States.
• Applicants need to be familiar with technology in the classroom.


• Instructors assist with all program-related duties, which include proctoring, grading, and evaluating program-wide tests; counseling students; occasional chaperoning of field trips; and record-keeping (attendance, grades, miscellaneous evaluations of students).
• Course assignments can include oral communication (listening, speaking), textual communication (writing/reading), and accuracy (grammar and accent reduction) at all levels.
• Responsibilities include the following:
• Using and developing a variety of effective teaching techniques and assessment methods (including exams) to support the rigorous program;
• Evaluating student oral presentations, projects, and written work using criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives;
• Maintaining and submitting accurate records to meet published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance);
• Communicating and working cooperatively with colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that enhance the development of the English Language Institute;
• Remaining current professionally;
• Holding required office hours and attending student and faculty meetings;
• Adhering to the prescribed curriculum and standards, and using assigned course texts and materials.

Physical Requirements
Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Job Posting Date 02/05/2018
Application Deadline
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Job Category Temporary
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