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Instructional Language Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034002
Department Code 22606-4106
Department University College
Job Title Instructional Language Coordinator
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S5
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The English Language Institute (ELI) will be hiring two (2) Instructional Language Coordinators

The English Language Institute (ELI) at University College 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 and ESP 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.

In addition to teaching assigned courses for 15-22 contact hours per week, language coordinators have lead instructor responsibilities:
• Maintain current syllabi, course plans, etc. on shared drive
o Ensure dissemination of course texts and materials to instructors, including syllabi, course plans and any necessary supplements
• Communicate weekly with instructors regarding course plans, projects and assessments, communication with same class instructors
• As part of the team, set benchmarks to ensure articulation between levels, consulting directors as needed
• Ensure timely and accurate submission of administrative paperwork:
 Placement, verification, midterm and final exams
 Course evaluations
 Progress reports
 (Final) grade reports with comments
 Letters of recommendation
• Answer questions and resolve issues pertaining to technology and course administration
• Maintain records of student difficulties to report to directors
• Monitor and document effectiveness of text and course materials for post-course revision
• (Currently through 2018) Assist with Middle States Accreditation Process


• Masters in applied linguistics/TESOL or relevant field

• Minimum of five years of experience teaching adult learners of English as a second language. Previous experience in an intensive ESL program. Experience in committee work and/or program administration for an intensive English program. Experience teaching abroad (EFL) as is mastery of a foreign language. Familiarity with ESP methodology preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Minimum of five years of experience teaching adult learners of English as a second language.
• Previous experience in an intensive ESL program teaching academic English.
• Ability to teach a variety of skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar) at a variety of proficiency levels (beginner to advanced) to prepare students for full-time study in an academic setting or in a professional capacity, as part of the ELI mission is to serve as a “gate-keeper” for students conditionally admitted to undergraduate or graduate programs.
• Experience in committee work and/or program administration for an intensive English program.
• Desirable: experience teaching EFL (English as a Foreign Language outside the US) as is mastery of a foreign language.
• Familiarity with ESP (English for Specialized Purposes) is preferred.


• Teach three course per 15-week session, fall and spring, and approximately three courses (course length and contact hours vary during the 12-week summer session, depending on the cohort served). Assist with all program-related duties, which include proctoring, grading, and evaluating program-wide test; counseling students; chaperoning field trips; record-keeping (attendance, grades, miscellaneous evaluations of students); mentoring new instructors; overseeing part-time instructors. Course assignments will typically include oral communication (academic listening, speaking), textual communication (academic reading, writing), and accuracy (grammar instruction). At times, these will be discipline-specific in content.
• Curriculum development, committee assignments, and participation in ELI activities. Use and develop a variety of effective teaching techniques and assessments to engage and maintain student interest. Evaluate student oral presentation, projects, and written work using criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives.
• Maintain and submit accurate records and documents according to published deadlines (e.g., syllabi, course plans, grades, attendance records, absence reports, etc.). Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues on matters regarding course offerings, programs and activities that would enhance the development of the English Language Institute.
• Remain current professionally. Hold required office hours and attend meetings.

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 of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


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 engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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