Adjunct 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). The successful candidate will be given a choice of teaching either at 9-11 am Monday through Friday, or at 2-4 pm Monday through Friday, beginning August 2024. 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.



Degree Requirement:  

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in one of the following fields: English, Linguistics, 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




Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae, list of three references, and unofficial college/university transcripts to Mr. Steve Winger

Application deadline: Applications are reviewed immediately.

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

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