ESL Instructor

Date Posted: 03/09/2017

Contract dates: June 6, 2017 – Aug. 2, 2017

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

Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:  1) classroom instruction (two ninety-minute periods of Academic Speaking and Listening (advanced level) per regular work week), 2) hosting 1 office hour per week, 3) keeping daily records related to attendance & grades, 4) promotion and realization of the university mission and English Language Program objectives, 5) supporting academic orientations, 6) attending a completion ceremony, and 7) other work-related duties, assignments and projects, as assigned by the Director of the English Language Programs.

Classes are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2:45pm.  

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be of advanced English proficiency, have an MA in TESOL or closely related field, and have 3 years of full‑time teaching experience in ESL/EFL. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching overseas and expertise in the following area(s): Composition, Grammar, Peace Education, Conversational English, and English for Academic Purposes.  Special considerations might be made for highly recommended recent TESOL MA graduates looking for an entry-level summer position.   Note: Some cross-training will be provided for this position.

Total Compensation: $1,046 (depending upon experience and qualifications).

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.)
  • Two current letters of professional recommendation  
    • Note:  For candidates who have recently graduated with an MA in TESOL, letters from MA graduate school faculty will suffice.
  • Student evaluations of instruction (if available)

Review of complete applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.  If hired, you must be able to show proof of your legal right to work in the United States.  Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Human Resources
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656