Note: Posting is not active.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to participate in the search process should contact the search chair (if applying for faculty position, please see General Description for contact) or the Human Resources Office .
Adjunct Professor ESL
DATE:   11/29/2018
JOB TITLE:   Adjunct Professor-ESL
JOB STATUS:   Part time Faculty
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Assistant Director,English Language Development
DEPARTMENT:   Brennan Center

The Brennan Center/International Relations has an opening for a part time instructor to teach English as a Second Language beginning Spring 2019.  


Prepare daily lesson plans and activities that are linguistically and cognitively engaging and level appropriate for students.  

Prepare and grade tests, projects, or other assignments; develop a method of grading daily homework; evaluate students’ daily participation and progress.

Provide consistent and specific feedback, beyond numerical grades, to support student development and achievement. 

Prepare and provide mid-semester and final grade reports and skills evaluations based on course objectives.

Collaborate with the Assistant Director for English Language Development and across other ESL course offerings to ensure the content of each course is consistent with and supports learning across the other sections.

Prepare and submit syllabi or other course-related materials. 

Attend mandatory instructor’s meeting prior to the beginning of the semester and other required staff meetings.

Maintain class records and report attendance weekly.

Be available, by appointment, for students who need additional assistance with course material.


Thorough knowledge and application of current methodology and best practices in ESL teaching, including use of technology in the classroom;

Currency and depth of professional content knowledge;

Ability to review and refine curriculum based on student needs;

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

Ability to maintain positive teacher-student relationships and foster an open, collaborative classroom community;

Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to cooperate with co-instructors and supervisor

Initiative and resourcefulness;


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, and calculator, involve extensive wrist and hand movements.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


Master's Degree in applied linguistics, TESOL, foreign language education, or a closely related field.   Recent college teaching experience in varied levels of ESL required.   Ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population required.  

Official transcripts will be required upon hire.   

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
Note: Posting is not active.
Back  Back