ESL Lecturer   



Position description:  

The Intensive English Language Institute at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa is accepting applications for a lecturer position in English as a Second Language (ESL). A successful candidate will be given a choice of teaching either at 9-11am Monday through Friday, or at 2-4pm Monday through Friday, beginning August 15, 2022 till December 8, 2022. A contract is renewable every semester, under agreed conditions.

Courses may be at various ESL levels from 1 (beginner) to 8 (low-advanced or pre-college), multi-level, integrated skills, or focus specifically on reading, oral communication, or writing. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment or willingness to commit to working within a fast-paced, academic-oriented intensive English program.




Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in one of the following fields: English, Linguistics, Speech, Education (specializing in bilingual education/ESL or cross-cultural education); or a bachelor’s degree in any field with an endorsement or certification to teach ESL in a public-school district, or a CELTA (Certification for English Language Teaching to Adults).

Other Requirements:

  • Successful experience of ESL lesson planning, teaching, and assessment
  • Proficiency with technology to support online, blended, and face-to-face teaching
  • Ability to teach students across a wide diversity of cultures and ages
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment

Representative Duties:

  • Provide academic instruction to students strictly following learning outcomes
  • Assess oral and written communication skills through appropriate assignments and activities
  • Advise students regarding effective study skills and learning resources
  • Maintain current, accurate records of syllabi, attendance, student academic progress, course materials, and curriculum inventory forms
  • Collaborate with faculty and ESL director on a regular basis to assess and revise student performance indicators for each course
  • Assist in proctoring ESL placement and end-of-term tests

Divine Word College encourages applications from candidates of minority backgrounds who will contribute to the rich cultural diversity of the college, and who are able to commit themselves to the College’s Mission.

Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae, list of three references, and unofficial college/university transcripts to Ms. Chris Jackson

Application deadline: Applications are reviewed immediately.

Divine Word College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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