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Intensive English Instructor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Intensive English Instructor
Faculty Rank: Instructor
Posting Number: TR0170218
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute (VTLCI) is currently seeking applications for full-time academic year faculty positions in our English Language Program offered at our main campus in Blacksburg. The primary role of the English Language Program is to prepare internationals for Virginia Tech admission. The program increases diversity in the university’s student population and enables outstanding candidates to meet English language admission requirements to the University. You may visit our web site at:
The VTLCI seeks individuals with the appropriate education, experience, and willingness to teach multiple levels for nine months covering the fall and spring semesters (mid-August through mid-May).
The position requires teaching 20 hours weekly of intensive English to an academically-oriented population 17 years of age and above. Selected individuals will uphold a leadership role in in the future direction of the program and in curriculum planning. Instructors will act as student advisors and will attend to a variety of administrative tasks, including orientations, assessments, reporting, and other duties as required. The VTLCI seeks applicants willing to work collaboratively with their peers and who have demonstrated an interest in research and professional development in the field of ESL and/or Applied Linguistics. This nine-month restricted faculty position is non-tenured and renewable yearly.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or very closely related field with a TESOL certificate (minimum 18 credit hours)
• Considerable experience teaching a variety of university ESL courses, levels, and skills with the ability/willingness to teach all levels from Low Beginner to Advanced
• Demonstrated ability to use the latest technology and teaching techniques.
• Record of professional affiliations and accomplishments in the field of ESL and/or linguistics

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in teacher training and/or capacity building initiatives
• Experience with learning management systems and online course design and delivery
• Knowledge of and experience with curriculum design and evaluation
• International work experience
• Proficiency in a foreign language
• Officer of, or presenter at, TESOL and/or the local affiliate during the past five years

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check? Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:

Must be a current Virginia Tech employee.

How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to posting #TR0170218. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online faculty application. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should contact Dr. Elsie Paredes, 540/231-5739.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: May 9, 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Up to max of $47,000 commensurate with experience
Department: Language & Culture Institute_BB
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 12/08/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/25/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
Restricted to university employees only? Yes
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current Virginia Tech employee?
    • yes
    • no

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents