Purdue Language and Cultural Exchange (PLaCE) Department of English

Employment Overview

Opportunities for Continuing Lecturers

Purdue Language and Cultural Exchange (PLaCE) is focused on improving oral and written communication through culturally sensitive and educationally purposeful activities. Continuing lecturers are integral to the success of this program. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who would like to work in our unique program. However, please be aware that the number of applications received sometimes exceeds the number of positions we offer.

Here's how to apply:

Overview of the Position

The Continuing Lecturer (CL) position primarily focuses on teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Courses include but are not limited to ENGL 110 and ENGL 111 (formerly GS 100 and 101). Additional duties may include a) assisting with rater training for testing and assessment purposes (ENGL 110/111); b) teaching Short Courses; and/or c) tutoring. Additionally, the CL will participate in curriculum training/mentor meetings, attend departmental/program meetings and hold office hours per University policy.

This is a non-tenure track, nine-month, renewable full-time position (annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs and funding).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach three sections of ESL courses per semester (70%)
  • Become a trained test rater and assist with placement and assessment (ENGL 110/111) (20%)
  • Assist in the planning and design of course curriculum (5%)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in TESOL, Second Language Studies, Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics or other closely related field
  • Two or more years of experience in teaching, preferably at the college level
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with students, faculty and staff from international backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior administrative experience in a higher education setting and/or international setting
  • Experience in testing, rating or assessment

Application Procedure

Although positions may not currently be available, letters of interest are accepted year-round. Interested parties should submit a CV and cover letter as PDF attachments, with their name included in the file name, to the program coordinator at PLaCE@purdue.edu. Please do not include references; PLaCE will request them directly when needed. Do not have references contact us.  All openings will be posted on the Purdue Careers  website.

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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