Faculty Position: MA in TESOL (Summer 2018)

Location: Remote, Online, United States
Date Posted: 22-02-2018
LCC International University invites applications for the position of MA in TESOL adjunct instructor for the summer 2018 graduate programs term (Term 3). The position involves teaching one online course (ENG 540 The Adult Language Learner) within the MA in TESOL program.  Application deadline - March 19
The University: LCC International University is a fully accredited liberal arts university located in the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. All instruction is in English and its 550 BA students come from 38 countries for an education through a Christian worldview.
The M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) graduate program provides a rigorous education in applied linguistics and transformative English language teaching methodology.  This program is offered in a uniquely designed format that provides working individuals or students with a flexible schedule to obtain their Master’s degree on a part-time basis through a web-based, blended-learning model.  The program’s design builds on the strength of the university’s historic experience with teaching English in the regional and local communities and offers a graduate-level degree for those interested in pedagogical excellence.  The students who enroll in this program are usually international language teachers or English teachers who desire to enrich their professional credentials and methodological competence.  The goal of this program is to equip graduates for both teaching and leadership positions within the field of TESOL.  The core of this program consists of building on theoretical linguistic frameworks for the purpose of researching and applying principles of language teaching pedagogy in practical settings.

Job Description
·       Teach one MA-level online course: ENG 540 The Adult Language Learner
·       Engage with students in an online learning environment;
·       Collaborate with the program director and other MA faculty
·       Prepare appropriate weekly course instruction for a 7-week course;
·       Design online course content and interactions that are suitable and appropriately challenge students in developing theoretical and practical competence in language program administration;
·       Develop material that enhances the course’s learning outcomes and course readings in an online environment;
·       Develop appropriate assessments that measure the learning outcomes of the course;
·       Provide formative and instructive feedback to students in a timely manner;
·       Keep accurate class lists and assessment records;
·       Work cooperatively with other faculty (online meetings, sharing resources)
Preferred Qualifications:   
·       PhD/ EdD in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or related field with experience in language center program administration;
·       Demonstrated competence in teaching at the graduate level;
·       Demonstrated competence in teaching online delivery courses (either distance or hybrid classrooms) through Moodle (preferred), Canvas, Sakai, L2L, or other learning management system (LMS);
·       Demonstrated record of scholarship preferred, but not required;
·       Demonstrated commitment to student-centered teaching and learning from a Christian worldview;
·       Willingness to learn about and implement (where appropriate) online communication and collaborative work spaces
ENG 540 Course Description (6 ECTS/3 Credits)
This course deepens the students’ knowledge of how adult learners acquire a second language. A detailed examination of cognitive, social, and psychological factors affecting adults’ learning of a second language is offered. The course also surveys adult learning and adult teaching strategies. It is designed to work in tandem with the program’s practicum course and integrates opportunities for exploring best practices in classroom management, implementing language learning tools, and lesson planning structure.
Key Course Instruction Dates
Course begins: June 04, 2018
Course ends: July 20, 2018
Textbook list due: April 20, 2018
Syllabus due: May 04, 2018
Grades due: July 27, 2018
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