003670-2017 - Continuing Lecturer

Overview of the Position

Purdue Language and Cultural Exchange (PLaCE) is a new unit focused on improving oral and written communication through culturally sensitive and educationally purposeful activities. 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 ENG 111. Additional duties may include a) assisting with rater training for testing and assessment purposes (ENGL 110/111); or, b) providing course-based assessment (ENG 106i). 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%). OR Work with the ENG 106i coordinator to develop and implement effective measures of written composition feedback and assessment (ENG 106i) (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.
  • 2 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

Interested parties should submit a CV and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to Suzanne Nicolas, program coordinator at snicolas@purdue.edu.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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