LINGUIST List 13.860

Thu Mar 28 2002

Jobs: ESL: Instructor at Soka Univ/America, CA USA

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  1. John (Jack) F.Walker, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL): Soka Univ/America, CA USA

Message 1: Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL): Soka Univ/America, CA USA

Date: 28 Mar 2002 00:38:03 -0000
From: John (Jack) F.Walker <>
Subject: Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL): Soka Univ/America, CA USA

Rank of Job: NA
Areas Required: Teaching English as a Second Language
Other Desired Areas: Peace Education & Computer Assisted Language
University or Organization: Soka University of America
Department: English Language Programs
State or Province: CA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: May 1, 2002
Contact: John (Jack) F. Walker

Address for Applications:
26800 W. Mulholland Hwy.
CA 91302

Position: Full-time ESL Instructor (non-tenure-track, annually
renewable, with probationary period)

Contract dates: August 1, 2002 - July 31, 2003 (Note: Preferred
starting date: July 15th.

Preferred first day of classes: July 30th. Days worked before the
August 1st contract start date will be paid by stipend.)

Program: The University offers ESL programs of various length and
intensity in 2002 - 2003.

Classes are offered for 45 weeks during this 12-month period. Each
class consists of 10 to 16 students.

Responsibilities: The candidates hired will teach ESL courses at
different levels and in various skills for adult, undergraduate and
high school students from Japan. They must be present in school 8:50
a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the days they have classes (4 days a week and
teach a maximum of 11 ninety-minute classes per week (16 and a half
class-contact hours in total) for 45 weeks.

Other responsibilities include office hours, developing curriculum,
promoting and realizing the university mission and program objectives
(especially related to Peace Education), preparing for classes,
proposing and planning educational field trips and activities,
escorting students on field trips, mentoring of graduate students in
the TESOL program, placement testing, committee work, administrative
and faculty meetings, and other related duties. Occasional weekend
work may also be necessary.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have native or native-like
proficiency in English, an MA (minimum) in TESOL or closely related
field, and 3 years of full-time teaching experience in ESL/EFL.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching
overseas and expertise in the following area(s): Peace Education,
English for Academic Purposes, Computer Assisted Language Learning,
Applications from candidates with background in student counseling
and/or student activities are most welcome.

Salary and benefits: $35,000 - 40,000 based on qualifications and
experience; Medical/Dental/Eye Care & Life Insurance and Pension Plan
with TIAA-CREF or Valic

Location: 40 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX);
near Malibu; beautiful natural surroundings

To apply Send the Following: 
Letter of application
- Official transcripts of all university-level work
- Three letters of professional recommendation
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teacher portfolio) or
statement of educational philosophy and accomplishment
- Student evaluations of instruction (if available)

***Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2002. 

To: Jack Walker, English Language Programs Director
[Ref: ESL Faculty Position]
Soka University of America
26800 W. Mulholland Hwy,
Calabasas, CA 91302-1950
Ph: 818-878-3736; Em:
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