Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in TESOL

Missouri State University in Missouri

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 12, 2017
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of English at Missouri State University seeks qualified candidates in TESOL for a non-tenure-track position at the instructor or assistant professor level.

The department offers degrees in English at the BA and MA levels with tracks/minors in linguistics, TELL, and TESOL. See the department web site at http://english.missouristate.edu/ for additional information. The position serves an online ELL endorsement program (iELT-Ozarks) and the Graduate Certificate in TESOL. For details, visit http://www.missouristate.edu/iELT-Ozarks/.

The review of applications begins June 5, 2017 and may continue until the position is filled. Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/minority/female/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity employer and institution. We encourage applications from all interested minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and sexual orientation/gender identity.

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the Instructor and the Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds is required. 


Additional Qualifications for the Visiting Instructor in TESOL:

  • MA in TESOL or closely related field from an accredited university, degree completed by August 2017;
  • evidence of successful teaching;
  • proficiency in a foreign language;
  • ESOL/ELL certified teaching experience in K-12 schools;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • skills and interest in online teaching.

Applications for the Visiting Instructor position must be submitted online through the following link: http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/33908.

Additional Qualifications for the Visiting Assistant Professor in TESOL:

  • PhD/EdD in TESL or closely related field, degree completed by August 2017;
  • evidence of successful teaching;
  • proficiency in a foreign language;
  • ESOL/ELL certified teaching experience in K-12 schools;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • skills and interest in online teaching.


Applications for the Visiting Assistant Professor position must be submitted online through the following link: http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/33906.

As part of the application, candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and two letters of reference. Employment will require background check at University expense.

Inquiries about the position and any confidential letters of references should be directed to Dr. Andrea Hellman (DirectoriELT-Ozarks@missouristate.edu).

The position is 100 percent funded by a National Professional Development grant (2016-2021) of the US Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition. Continuation is subject to grant performance review and the availability of funding. Although Visiting Assistant Professor in TESOL and Visiting Instructor in TESOL positions are being posted, the department will only be filling one of these positions based on the qualifications of the selected applicant.

About Missouri State University

Missouri State University (www.missouristate.edu) is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Our purpose is to develop educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. We are the second largest university in the state serving 24,000 students and 1,500 international students. This position is located on our main campus in Springfield, Missouri, the third largest metropolitan area in the state.