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Passion…Inspiration…Innovation…Do you live by those? If yes, read on...


Adjunct Faculty - ESL

Passion…Inspiration…Innovation… Do you live by those? if Yes, read on...

At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, "Changing lives, one student at a time." Visit our University blog at http://www.stratford.edu/blog


Do you have true passion for making a difference in the lives of others, through the delivery of competency-based educational programs? Are you a hard-charger, able to inspire your students to achieve beyond expectations? Do you spend time thinking of new ways to excite and enthrall students?

The Adjunct Faculty Member is expected to work collaboratively with the Program Director, Campus Dean and academic support programs to facilitate student success and strengthen the reputation of the university by promoting excellence through curriculum development and delivery. Active participation in departmental, campus and college committees is required.


Additional Requirements:

* Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills
* Emotional coping skills appropriate for the management of student behavior
* Overseas teaching experience and second-language acquisition experience preferred
* An assessment of the candidates' (English) language proficiency may be required as part of the hiring process


* Transform course objectives and course materials into useful learning activities for students
* Engage students in the learning process and accommodate for varied learning styles and developmental levels within the classroom/program
* Acknowledge learners' cultural and linguistic backgrounds
* Manage classroom behavior in ways that maximize learning
* Maintain class schedules and instructional integrity through adherence to curriculum
* Maintain appropriate records related to students including attendance, grades, and other documents and ensure their delivery to the appropriate administrator in a timely manner
* Assist the ESL students in gaining an understanding of American culture


Educational Requirements:

Credentials for Academic Courses

* MA in TESOL, TEFL, second language teaching, or Linguistics, or equivalent course work*
* Experience (minimum: supervised practicum)

Credentials for Personal Development and Professional Courses

* Degree required; related field to TESOL preferred
* TEFL, CELTA, or TESOL certificate if degree is outside of related fields
* Teaching experience required; business experience preferred

Credentials for Teaching Test Preparation Courses

* BA or MA (English, Education, Linguistics, or TESOL preferred)
* Standardized testing experience preferred
* TEFL, CELTA, or TESOL certificate if degree is outside of related fields
* Teaching experience; test prep teaching experience preferred

Credentials for Substitutes

* BA or MA (English, Education, Linguistics, or TESOL preferred)
* TEFL, CELTA, or TESOL certificate if degree is outside of related fields
* ESL teaching experience
* Previous hires may have related degrees + linguistics component

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

"Changing Lives, One Student at a Time"

About Stratford University

Stratford University operates campuses in Tysons Corner and Woodbridge. They have been approved to offer a nursing degree program, with the first students taking courses in October 2009 at the Falls Church. The length of the program ranges from 2-2.5 years for those with transfer credit, to 3 years with no prior college experience. It also offers 28 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the areas of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Health Sciences, Business Administration, and Information Technology. The degree programs are offered both on campus, as well as online.