Faculty Position: MA in TESOL (Fall 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 Fall 2018 graduate programs term (Term 4). The position involves teaching one online course (ENG 671 Research Methods) within the MA in TESOL program.  Application deadline - April 13.
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, with partial residence in Lithuania: ENG 671 Research Methods
·       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 in-person and 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)
Residence Expectation:
·       The first week of the course will meet for 3 hours each day from July 30 – August 03, 2018 at LCC International University’s campus in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
·       Expected arrival to campus is July 26, 2018.
·       Participation in a faculty retreat August 04 – 05, 2018.
·       Expected departure date is August 11, 2018.
·       On campus accommodations will be provided by the University.
·       Flight transportation will be provided by the University.
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 competence in use of SPSS and training graduate students’ use of SPSS;
·       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 671 Course Description (6 ECTS/3 Credits)
The course serves as a foundation for doing and critically evaluating research in Applied Linguistics. It provides the students with a broad overview of research methods available for language research and teaches them how to design language-based studies. In this course the emphasis is given to quantificational and qualificational methods of data collection and analysis. The students are encouraged to design the studies employing both types of research methodology. The course also presents the basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics and teaches the students how to interpret the statistics of the already published studies. Finally, in this course, attention is paid to critical evaluation of the published studies in the field of Applied Linguistics.
Key Course Instruction Dates
Residency begins: July 30, 2018
Residency ends: August 11, 2018
Online Course begins: August 20, 2018
Online Course ends: September 28, 2018
Textbook list due: June 15, 2018
Syllabus due: June 29, 2018
Grades due: October 05, 2018
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