University of Delaware
English Language Institute
College of Arts and Sciences
ESL Faculty Positions
The University of Delaware English Language Institute (ELI), an academic unit in the College of Sciences, invites applications from outstanding ESL professionals to fill three full time continuing faculty positions at the instructor rank, effective July 1, 2013. The ELI is well respected among IEPs, in large part because it attracts talented and creative faculty members who are committed to supporting students in meeting their linguistic and cross-cultural goals and to pursuing excellence in their teaching, scholarship, and service. We retain such faculty by offering excellent opportunities for professional growth and advancement, competitive salaries, a rich benefit package, access to extensive University resources, and a supportive and collaborative work environment (see
for more information). The ELI offers a wide variety of courses and programs, including: EAP, Business English, English for Professionals, English Through American Culture, Legal English, EFL Teacher Training, ITA training, and instruction for English Language Learners in the public schools. One of the hallmarks of the ELI is its Tutoring Center, which provides free private tutoring to support classroom instruction. More information about the ELI is available at
The individual workload for all full time faculty members follows the Institute’s approved faculty workload agreement (see “workload” at
for more details).
The standard administered teaching load for full time non-tenure track faculty members averages two class preparations per day (see attached workload agreement). In accordance with the Faculty Handbook (III.3), the ELI Director will administer the teaching load for full time faculty members to stimulate their scholarship and to help them meet service requirements, including the requirements for promotion and successful completion of peer reviews. Special assignments, such as supervising student teachers or coordinating major programs will result, either in a reduced teaching load or supplemental compensation.
Service to the Institute, college, and University is required of all full time faculty. General service obligations include participation in faculty governance and in the effective development and conduct of the English Language Institute programs. Examples of specific service activity include testing students, coordinating graduation ceremonies, and participation in field trips. Faculty members generally serve on two Institute committees, though this may vary somewhat depending on the roles and responsibilities within given committees.
ELI faculty members are encouraged to pursue original scholarship and publication. Many of our faculty members have worked to reinforce the Institute’s national reputation for excellence by showcasing instructional innovation at national and international conferences. In accordance with section F.III.4 of the Faculty Handbook, faculty members may request to incorporate time spent on summer research into their overall percentage distribution of their workload.
Applicants must meet the educational requirements set by the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) for core IEP faculty, i.e., have a master’s degree in either Teaching English as a Second Language or Applied Linguistics with coursework in the following areas: culture and society, second language acquisition, second-language/TESL pedagogy, second-language assessment, and language teaching practicum.
Candidates must have the following:
a minimum of three years of post-master’s classroom experience in an IEP
evidence of significant professional activity and accomplishments
strong written and oral communication skills
excellence in teaching multiple levels and skill areas.
In brief, the Institute is seeking three exceptional ESL professionals who can contribute to further strengthening the program’s reputation as a leader in teaching, service, and scholarship.
To meet current and future ELI instructional and programmatic needs, candidates must demonstrate substantial expertise in at least one of the following areas of specialization:
English for Academic Purposes
Beginner/Intermediate Levels, with a strong background in teaching reading and literacy
Applicants should use their cover letter to highlight areas of their curriculum vitae that demonstrate requisite areas of expertise.
Submission and Review Process.
The search is being conducted by a committee comprised of three faculty members. Applicants should submit, electronically, as one document, a cover letter, references, curriculum vitae, one sample lesson plan (maximum 3 pages) and a one-page summary of evaluations/observations of your teaching by colleagues or supervisors ( for the last three years) by (December 1). You may do this by going to
. Click on the Faculty tab and look for the ESL Faculty Positions posting.
Those candidates that qualify will be contacted by (January 31) to submit a brief packet of information consisting of the following items:
data from recent IEP course evaluations
written observations of your teaching by colleagues or supervisors
two sample lesson plans
descriptions or syllabi of one or two courses you designed or developed
This packet is not a formal dossier and should not exceed fifteen pages. The closing date for submissions of the packet is February 22, 2013. Electronic submissions are preferred. In the event you wish to use a postal service, submissions may be sent to:
Anne Owen, Chair
ELI Faculty Search Committee
English Language Institute
108 W. Main St.
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Questions may be directed to Anne Owen at
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