We seek a motivated, visionary Director of English as a Second Language programs at Fontbonne University. Fontbonne's ESL programs prepare students for access to undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The program is characterized by an atmosphere of inclusion, open communication, and personal concern. In addition to providing a valuable service to international students, our ESL programs serve as an important feeder into other academic programs. We intend to grow our commitment to and demonstrated success in ESL programs over the coming five years. Currently, the program offers 16 week courses in the fall and spring semester in four different levels. Summer teaching is currently offered in two, four week sessions.
Required qualifications include:
A master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language or closely related field.
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice, especially as those relate to students whose first language is not English.
Desired qualifications: At least five years' experience teaching ESL students at a college or university and experience is desired. We seek a candidate with experience designing curriculum, especially project-based or interactive curriculum. Experience hiring and supervising adjunct faculty or staff is desired.
The successful candidate will be responsible for management and oversight of the entire English as a Second Language program and will report to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Duties include hiring and periodic review of adjunct instructors; remaining current with emerging pedagogy in the TESOL field; design, maintenance, and revision of the ESL curriculum and related assessment; communicating regularly with the Office of International Affairs in the enrollment division to assist with recruitment and retention of students; and serving as co-advisor to students until they complete the ESL program. In addition, the successful candidate will teach courses in the ESL program each fall and spring. Summer teaching is negotiable.
Review of applications begins April 23, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes a description of how they attend to diversity in their teaching and management, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references that can be contacted.
About Fontbonne University:
Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is committed to the common good through the daily pursuit of transformative education, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly. Fontbonne offers excellent undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professions in a values-based, student-centered environment. The university serves a culturally diverse student body of approximately 1500, including international students representing 25 different countries. Fontbonne University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we honor the values and heritage of the Sisters of S. Joseph of Carondelet by fostering excellence, integrity, respect, diversity, community, justice, service, faith and Catholic identity. Click here to learn about Fontbonne University: http://www.fontbonne.edu
About St. Louis, Missouri
Fontbonne University is located in Clayton, Missouri, a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area, just a mile from historic Forest Park and minutes from wonderful sites and opportunities, such as the Gateway Arch, Grand Center Arts District, the St. Louis Zoo, and Busch Stadium. St. Louis is home to nine Fortune 500 companies and offers a wide array of cultural, entertainment and social attractions. Boasting one of the highest standards of living among American cities of one million or more and below average housing costs, living options are plentiful, ranging from downtown apartments and older homes in resurgent urban neighborhoods, to cozy close-in suburbs and outlying areas with more elbow room.
Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs. More than 2,000 students annually benefit from the University?s high-quality academic programs offered in a values-based, student-centered environment. Founded in 1923 and still sponsored today by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne is located in a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The University embraces diversity and inclusion, and encourages open communication and personal concern. Other interesting facts include: Faculty: 279 (full and part-time); 75% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Student/faculty ratio: 11:1; Academic programs: 44 majors; 26 minors; 19 graduate programs.