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EAP Instructor

The International Study Center at James Madison University invites applicants for a full-time instructor of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for the Fall 2017 semester. The position offers a full benefits package.

Members of the EAP faculty deliver quality educational programming to international students studying at the JMU ISC. The program prepares students to enter full-time undergraduate study by providing English language courses in support of the students’ educational goals. Coursework includes traditional language skills courses, as well as study skills, critical thinking, research, and other areas designed to prepare students for success in university coursework. Qualified and experienced EAP staff are a critical component in providing students opportunities for success and are integral to the team approach we take in preparing students for university study.

The JMU ISC is administered by Study Group, LLC, which is committed to its mission of educating students from every corner of the globe enabling them to realize their potential through a transformational learning experience. We prepare students for life in a global society and success in a global economy. For more information about our program please visit http://www.studygroup.com/ISC/jmu/.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver 3-5 EAP courses per term in accordance with the curriculum of the International Study Center, including lesson planning, preparation, grading, and all other instructional responsibilities
  • Review, grade and mark student work and provide students with substantial, timely, and serviceable feedback on that work, including any and all exams
  • Establish, promote and maintain a focused and productive classroom learning environment
  • Develop appropriate course materials, student assignments, and end of course examinations, as needed
  • Contribute to review and revision of the ISC curriculum
  • Coordinate and collaborate with fellow faculty in professional duties and activities
  • Contribute to and participate in staff development sessions, regular staff meetings, and ongoing program development
  • Assist in student orientation as required, including support in placement test proctoring and scoring
  • Assist in the development of an effective relationship between the Center and the University
  • Promote student conduct in line with policies detailed in the student handbook

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in TESOL, TEFL, Applied Linguistics or closely related field; or Master’s degree + Graduate TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate
  • 2 or more years of teaching ESL/EFL/EAP to international students either in the USA or elsewhere, preferably in higher education settings
  • Understanding of the US University system and environment and of the demands that international students will face in undertaking undergraduate or graduate level study
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A demonstrated record of skilled English/ESL/EAP instruction
  • 5 or more years of teaching international students either in the USA or elsewhere preferred

 

A background check is required prior to starting employment. All Study Group employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures as well as employee training.

Study Group is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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