ESOL Instructor (15 positions)
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

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The American English Institute, University of Oregon, invites applications for the position of Career Track Instructor of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) beginning Fall 2013. This position is a nine-month, fixed term, renewable contract. We have fifteen new, full time positions to fill. Salary base minimum, $40,000, is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. Summer teaching is possible at an additional one third of the nine-month salary. Excellent medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits, including staff rates for tuition for employee or family members. ( )

The AEI is an academic unit with three missions: instruction, teacher training, and research. The instruction mission encompasses five student populations, Intensive English Program (IEP) students, matriculated university students, sponsored programs, e-Learning programs, and international teaching assistants.


  • MA in TESOL, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or very closely related field.
  • Minimum of 3 academic years' (post MA) full-time teaching experience in a university-based ESOL program.
  • Experience in communicative language methodology, skill integration, task-based learning, and proficiency in using technology as an integrated component of classroom instruction.
  • Experience in teaching across program levels and skills.
  • Evidence of developing expertise and professional activities in one of the following areas is preferred: teacher training, classroom-based research, EAP, ESP, e-Learning, materials and curriculum development, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an instructional team.
  • International experience and an interest in further international experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in English. Hiring may be contingent upon English proficiency assessment.
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to the university‚Äôs diverse community.
  • Responsibilities

  • Full-time ESOL instruction within different programs of the AEI.
  • Possible teaching assignments in the Linguistics Language Teaching Specialization MA program or teacher training programs if background and qualifications are appropriate.
  • Participation in Institute development projects.
  • Interaction with students and faculty in Linguistics.
  • Possible administrative work in program coordination.
  • Development of a personal professional agenda.
  • Candidates should submit an application letter, vita, and three letters of reference to: Career Track Search Chair, American English Institute, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 97403.


    Review of applications begins on May 13, 2013. Positions will remain open until filled. The University of Oregon is an AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.

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