English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor

Date Posted: 04/20/2018

Contract dates: August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019

Programs: The SUA English Language Programs offer intermediate to advanced level ESL programs of various length and intensity.

Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:  1) classroom instruction (as many as 20 hours per regular work week), 2) hosting office hours, 3) keeping daily student records related to attendance & grades, 4) promotion and realization of the university mission and program objectives, 5) participation in curriculum development and assessment related to teaching and curriculum effectiveness and student progress, 6) planning educational field trips and activities, escorting students on field trips, 7) planning and facilitation of program orientations and other activities, 8) participating in and contributing to ELP faculty enhancement activities, and 9)  other work-related duties, assignments and projects, as assigned by the Director of the English Language Programs.  Occasional weekend and evening work may also be necessary.

Classes are usually scheduled between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm.  For regular work weeks, the faculty member filling this position must minimally be present on campus 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., four days a week, with one home-office day per week; however, home-office days are not guaranteed. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have proficiency in English that is suitable to the position (Non-native English speakers with a high level of proficiency in English are encouraged to apply.), an MA in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field with a TESL Certificate, and the equivalent of 2-3 years or more of full-time teaching experience related to ESL/EFL. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching English overseas and expertise in the following area(s): Composition, Grammar, Reading/Literature, Academic Speaking and Listening, Conversational English, Content-Based Language Learning, Peace Education, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) experience, and advance level Intensive English Program (IEP) experience.  Although applicants with 2-3 years or more of ESL teaching experience are preferred, applicants who have recently completed an MA in TESOL are also encouraged to apply.  

Benefits and salary:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Location:  Aliso Viejo, California, about 1 hour south of LAX and 1 hour north of San Diego; about 20 minutes from beaches, beautiful & natural surroundings

To apply, please send the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Official transcripts of all university level work (Sealed transcripts will need to be provided if you are offered the position and would like to accept the offer.)
  • Three current letters of professional recommendation (preferably related to current/former teaching supervisors) with contact information for each of the recommenders.
  • Student evaluations of instruction (if available)

Successful candidates must be able to legally work in the United States of America. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. Review of complete applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Send to:

Human Resources
Re: English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
E-mail: jobs@soka.edu
Fax: (949)480-4164


Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.