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Requisition ID: req58

Job Title: Adjunct Faculty - ESL

Department: English Literature & Composition

Location: Main Campus

Employment Type: Temporary

Bargaining Unit: AFO

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation Range: 43.80 - 43.80

Schedule: Day and evening assignments available; day classes meet three days/week, evening classes meet four evenings/week.

Henry Ford College (HFC) is a comprehensive public college located in Dearborn, Michigan that serves 19,042 students annually. Founded in 1938, it continues to be dedicated to preparing students for a rapidly changing world and workplace by offering more than 120 associate degree, career and university transfer programs and a Bachelor Degree in Science in Culinary & Hospitality Studies.

Henry Ford College offers competitive compensation packages including comprehensive benefits for full-time faculty, administrative, and staff positions.

Adjunct Faculty – ESL

The ELI instructor will be primarily responsible for providing integrated instruction in pronunciation, conversation, reading, writing, grammar, listening/speaking, study skills, and American culture in an intensive language program setting.  The instructor will be directly responsible to the Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned Master’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Teaching Another Language, or a closely-related area from a regionally accredited institution required OR a Master’s degree in another field plus 18 hours of graduate credits in TESOL required.  Near-native fluency in English (non-native English speakers may need to present a OPI score at the Advanced or Superior level) required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent experience teaching all levels of ESL/EFL in an intensive program preferred.
  • Candidates should express themselves clearly in both oral and written forms of English and demonstrate classroom organizational skills.  They should also possess the ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and implement effective strategies that guide international and ELL students through a smooth transition into the target culture while enabling them to maintain their customs, beliefs, and self-esteem.
  • Candidates should also demonstrate their participation in collegiate, professional, or community activities.

Essential Duties

  • Uphold the best scholarly and ethical standards of his or her discipline. 
  • Make a reasonable effort to participate in professional development activities in order to identify and implement effective teaching strategies that foster student learning. 
  • Make a reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and ensure that his or her evaluations of students reflect each student’s performance. 
  • Demonstrate respect for students as individuals and foster a respectful atmosphere in the classroom or an online learning environment. 
  • Treat all students with respect and fairness without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, weight, height, marital status, familial status, protected disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief or any other status protected by law. 
  • Demonstrate mastery of course material, come to class prepared to teach the days lesson (including preparing all handouts, exams or other materials before the start of class), and present the material conscientiously. 
  • Teach course(s) in accordance with the description in the Course Master and in accordance with Department and/or standardized course policies. It is recognized that the methods, procedures, and interpretations of various instructors may differ. 
  • Make himself or herself available for student consultations and provide guidance to students to promote student learning and success. 
  • Meet all scheduled classes and final examinations as scheduled. 
  • Grade and return written work to students in a timely manner. Maintain appropriate records of students’ attendance, intermediate, and final grades; submit required reports to the appropriate office by the scheduled deadlines. 
  • Develop and distribute an effective course syllabus, following the guidelines of College policies and incorporating required elements of the course master; adhere to the written syllabus throughout the semester, within reasonable limits; participate in the College course evaluation process. 
  • Be informed of the Colleges support services for students and recommend their use, when advisable.
  • Make every reasonable effort to attend scheduled staff meetings. 
  • Behave appropriately in dealing with students and staff so as to maintain a scholarly and professional atmosphere. 
  • Notify the Associate Dean as soon as possible if unable to meet scheduled class session; schedule personal vacations to coincide with the College. 
  • Responsible for performing, analyzing and reporting assessment of student learning. 

Additional Information: Starting Hourly Rate: Salary placement may be based on academic background, vocational experience, and teaching experience depending on discipline and as documented in application materials. 

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