Instructor/Lecturer – Intensive English Institute – 1014325-6689
University of Illinois
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Instructor/Lecturer – Intensive English Institute
Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.
We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge,
preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal
needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the
place where we embrace differences. We embrace it because we value it.
Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute,
through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and
excellence of the Illinois community.
The Intensive English Institute (IEI) at the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, provides full- and part-time English instruction for
international students whose goals include plans to study at a US
university, and improvement of their English for professional reasons.
The IEI offers three sessions a year – in the fall, spring, and summer –
on a schedule which follows the University of Illinois academic
schedule. Courses offered include Academic Listening/Speaking and
Reading/ Writing, TOEFL preparation, Grammar, and Pronunciation. The IEI
also offers customized special programs for the specific needs, size,
and time constraints of special groups of students, teachers, scholars,
and professionals. Learn more about Intensive English Institute.
The Intensive English Institute at the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign invites applicants to apply for Instructor/Lecturer
position(s) to teach during the regular Fall/Spring 15-week and/or
Summer 8-week Intensive English Program, and special programs which
occur at different times throughout the academic year.
– Deliver well-prepared lessons and assessments aligned with course
objectives and student learning outcomes (SLOs). Use a variety of
theoretically grounded teaching approaches and techniques to meet
student needs. Promote optimal usage of English inside the
classroom. Foster a student-focused environment.
– Adapt, supplement, and/or design instructional materials to achieve
the student learning outcomes for the course.
– Maintain position-related administrative paperwork and completes
administrative tasks by their due dates such as maintaining
gradebooks, attendance records, retrospective syllabi, student
proficiency reports based on course assessments, compiling student
feedback, etc. May serve as a Section Leader after his/her first
semester at the IEI.
– Participate in required program-support duties, such as student
orientation, registration, and testing, IEI section activities, the
student welcome activity, and the final student reception. May
participate in one or more unit-level committees.
– Consistently foster a positive work environment that promotes
professional interaction, commitment, cooperation, and professional
communication within the IEI in compliance with all federal and
state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action
laws, orders, and regulations.
– Attend, participate in, and is prepared for
– All-IEI faculty meetings, retreats, and other organizational or
– Meetings with the supervisor.
– Section meetings.
– Participate in at least one professional development opportunity
offered internally to the IEI per semester and the end of semester
retreat. Show evidence of professional development through a
statement of activities and a reflection at the end of the
performance review period.
– Maintain foundational knowledge and skills for appropriate use of
technology for teaching and professional purposes. Integrate
pedagogical knowledge and skills with technology to nhance language
The title of Instructor must have an M.A. in a related field like
Applied Linguistics. The title of Lecturer must have an M.A. in Teaching
English as a Second Language (MATESL). Degree must be completed by the
start date. Short term TESL/TEFL certificates are not an acceptable
substitute for the M.A. degree. Applicants must also have experience
teaching in a university English as a Second Language (ESL)/Intensive
English Program (IEP) setting and excellent English communication
Preferred qualifications include experience in ESL curriculum
development, teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) overseas,
teaching across the curriculum in a variety of skill areas, giving
presentations, publishing articles, and participating in professional
conferences and proficiency in a foreign language.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION: These are part-time, non-tenure track
teaching positions, appointed on a per-semester basis. Candidates may be
offered a 0% non-service affiliate appointment initially until
curricular needs are determined. Part-time appointments less than 51%
will be Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer; appointments at 51% or higher will
be Instructor/Lecturer. Instructors/Lecturers may be eligible for
reappointment for future semesters depending on enrollment projections,
curricular needs, and positive performance reviews. The position may
become a full-time dependent upon funding and programmatic needs.