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December 06, 2005

ESL Job of the Week: Deadline Approaching

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University of Arkansas has openings for a full-time TESL faculty position

Spring International Language Center at the University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville, has openings for a full-time faculty position to begin
teaching on January 10, 2006. We ask that applications be submitted by
October 15, 2005, but they will continue to be accepted until this position
is filled

Qualifications, job description, benefits, and environment are detailed
below. If you feel that you meet our requirements and would like to make an
application, please follow the application procedure enumerated at the
bottom of this page.



a.. Strong academic preparation: MA TESL, applied linguistics, or related
b.. Knowledge of grammar, reading, writing, and listening/speaking
teaching strategies and methods (ability to give clear grammar explanations)
c.. Teaching experience, preferably in an academic preparation program
d.. Cross-cultural sensitivity
e.. Strong classroom management skills, organizational and planning
skills, ability to give clear, concise directions and explanations
f.. Native speaker fluency: good command of written and spoken English
g.. Proficiency in a second language preferred
h.. Overseas experience preferred
i.. Creativity
j.. Professional involvement (TESOL, affiliate TESOL's, etc.)
k.. Good interpersonal/communication skills
l.. Good computer skills and CALL experience

a.. 20 hours teaching per week in an Intensive English Program (IEP), ITA
training, and ESL support courses for matriculated international students
b.. Responsibility for curriculum and materials development associated
with courses taught as well as input into overall program curricula
c.. Attendance at staff development and in-service training meetings
d.. Attendance at all faculty meetings called by Director
e.. Attendance at receptions and culminating activities
f.. Textbook evaluation
g.. Submission of syllabi for courses taught; grades, student comments,
and attendance record keeping
h.. Attendance on field trips as necessary, but not exceeding one per
i.. Office hours for student advising and counseling as necessary
j.. Committee work
Salary and Benefits:

a.. Insurance: Health, Dental, Vision Care, Life, Long-term Disability
(single and family coverage)
b.. Paid Vacation (seven weeks + national holidays)
c.. Sick leave
d.. Social Security and Unemployment Insurance
e.. Retirement/Savings Plan
f.. 50% of coursework fees paid
g.. Professional development funding and sabbatical leaves
h.. Salary commensurate with IEP experience

Fayetteville is a delightful college town located in the heart of the Ozark
mountains. It has a temperate/moderate climate with four distinct seasons.
The cost of living is moderate and the current sustained growth of the
region allows for many comforts and conveniences of a much larger city
without the crime, traffic or pollution. Arts, music and theater are
abundant in the area.

The University of Arkansas is a mid-size comprehensive university with over
16,000 students. There are over 900 international students from over 100
countries pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our IEP has a
diverse population of students from more than 20 countries. Spring
International is a highly rigorous intensive English for academic purposes
program for those international students preparing to enter the University
of Arkansas or other higher education institutions of their choice. Students
may enter the University of Arkansas upon completion of the IEP in lieu of
taking the TOEFL


Applicants who meet the qualifications listed above should send us the

1.. cover letter
2.. résumé
3.. graduate school transcripts
4.. video (tape, CD or DVD) of applicant teaching an ESL class
5.. three letters of reference
These should all be sent to the address provided at the bottom of this page.
Faxed documents will be accepted with originals following in the mail.
Letters of reference may come under separate cover. Preliminary interviews
may be held by telephone.

Spring International Language Center is an Affirmative Action, Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Vicki Bergman-Lanier, Ph.D., Director
Spring International Language Center
University of Arkansas
300 Hotz Hall
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Tel (501) 575-7600
Fax (501) 575-7673

Posted by lhobbs at December 6, 2005 08:35 PM

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