12 Month Lecturer in English and Coordinator of the English as a Second Language Program

Plattsburgh State University of New York in New York

Date Posted January 30, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

12 Month Lecturer in English and Coordinator of the English as a Second Language Program


The English Department at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh seeks applications for a full time Coordinator of the ESL Program to begin August 2014. The Coordinator of the English as a Second Language Program is responsible for providing goal-oriented leadership for the English Departments ESL program at SUNY Plattsburgh. The calendar-year appointee will hold the rank of Lecturer. He or she will oversee the ESL summer program and will collaborate with staff members in the Global Education Office and other offices on campus that manage the enrollment of students with limited English proficiency. The intention is to increase enrollments in The English Bridge and the intensive Summer English programs, expand the depth and breadth of current ESL offerings, and investigate program accreditation through an appropriate accrediting body. The program will continue to be student centered and responsive to the academic support needs of students wishing to be successful. This 12-month, non-tenure track position requires flexible hours, including some weekend and evening commitments. The Lecturer will be a member of the English Department. As such he or she will report to the Chairperson of the English department and be evaluated by the English Department in accordance with the colleges evaluation system.

Responsibilities Include:Teach classes in or in support of the English Bridge Program; Recruit and recommend ESL instructors for the English Department Chair to hire; Mentor ESL instructors; Prepare ESL course schedule, subject to approval of the English Department Chair; Advise lower and upper division students; Maintain and develop curriculum and pedagogical methods to enable student success in their degree-related courses; Develop and implement course and program assessment plans; Support the institutional enrollment management goals for students with limited English proficiency; Provide consultation to faculty regarding strategies for successful teaching and learning for students with limited English proficiency; Develop and manage content, budget, and logistics for the intensive Summer English Program; Coordinate the intensive Summer English Program; Coordinate co-curricular activities. Work with the Director of Freshman Composition on projects of mutual concern, especially the co-ordination of ESL and non-ESL writing courses.

Required Qualifications: Masters degree in TESL, TEFL, Rhetoric/Composition, or related field; Teaching and Pedagogy: Successful ESL teaching experience in a post-secondary setting, including experience teaching writing courses, especially those designed for ESL students; Experience developing ESL curricula; Administrative Abilities: Planning and budgeting acumen; Capacity to work with others confidently, thoughtfully, collaboratively, and successfully, including faculty, staff, and students campus wide;

Other: Ability to communicate clearly in English with native-level fluency; Dedication to student success; Willingness and ability to perform some evening and weekend work.

Preferred Qualifications: Administrative experience, including faculty mentoring, program development, and assessment; Demonstrated experience developing ESL programs; International learning or teaching experience; Fluency in a language other than English.


SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.


Salary: $51,000, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Application materials received by March 7th will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/5129 and include a resume/CV, cover letter of interest, and contact information for three current professional or academic refer




How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/5129