TEFL Instructor – University of Victoria

Job Summary
The primary responsibility of this position is to deliver instruction in the manner determined by the TEFL department using a variety of instructional techniques and strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students. In addition, responsibilities may include: Preparation of syllabus and teaching of curriculum according to the goals and objectives of the department. Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement; Lead the development and monitoring of TEFL students, evaluating and reviewing targets, maintaining suitable record keeping and monitoring systems, updating assessment documents, in order to report to relevant parties as appropriate; Provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment that encourages student responsibility and incorporates challenging instructional strategies; Establish and maintain standards of student behavior required to run an orderly and productive classroom environment; Student advising and office hours in relation to the course load carried, and as assigned in the teaching assignment; Participation in meetings and departmental activities as identified by the Program Director.

TEFL instructors work closely and collaboratively with other instructors, as well as the TEFL Program Coordinator and Program Director, to ensure a consistent, high level of instruction within the TEFL programs offered in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria.

Master’s degree in TESL / TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Adult Education (with a focus on TESL), or equivalent experience
Experience teaching Methodology, Linguistic and language-based theory.
Experience in the delivery of TESL and TESOL instructor training programs
Knowledge of ESL evaluation principles, procedures, curriculum and course expectations
At least 2 years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language in a domestic or international setting
Excellent communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
A high level of flexibility and adaptability, with the ability to adapt to the needs of students and program changes
Proven oral and written communication and presentation skills.
General computer skills including MS Office
Ability to work with a highly diverse staff, faculty, and student body

Positions available are for a 3 month program offered in the Fall, with the possibility of teaching future programs as well. The students are adults, with the average age being 18 — 22.

The application/resume deadline for this position is May 27, 2016. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. All positions are subject to meeting minimum enrollment requirements, program requirements and funding.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives and Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at gwongsne@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:

E-mail: cfevens@uvic.ca

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