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Adjunct Professor - ELS
DATE:   7/11/2013
JOB TITLE:   Adjunct Professor -
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Director - Academic Support
DEPARTMENT:   Academic Support
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Support seeks an adjunct instructor to teach one section of ESL 193, “English As a Foreign Language,” in fall 2013 semester.  This course is designed to help non-native speakers of English who are enrolled students at Niagara University, improve their reading, writing, and listening and speaking skills in English.  It will be offered Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 12:20 p.m. to   1:15 p.m.  Anticipated class size is 10-18 students per section.




Instruct students in reading, writing, speaking and writing in English, following a syllabus that will be provided; 

Write and grade all quizzes, tests, papers, and other appropriate assignments to evaluate students, providing clear feedback; 

Maintain a class record and attendance book; 

Be available outside of class to answer students’ questions and help them with course material, preferably in person but also through online communication.


Strong knowledge of pedagogical strategies for teaching English to non-native speakers of English; 

Clear pronunciation of English and excellent knowledge of English grammar; 

Knowledge of the needs of international students and non-native speakers of English; 

Ability to plan and present instruction in a clear, logical, and concise manner; 

Ability to maintain respectful teacher-student relationship and willingness to foster collegial atmosphere in the classroom; 

Sound professional judgment and demeanor; 

Initiative and resourcefulness.







Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


Master’s degree or higher academic credentials; 

Experience teaching college-level courses; 

Experience in teaching English to non-native speakers.

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