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ESL Lecturer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for full-time, 9-month ESL Lecturer positions for the academic year 2021-2022. Multiple hires may be made from this search. Renewal of the position(s) is contingent on sufficient course enrollments, positive performance reviews, and availability of funding.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit



The successful candidates will teach ESL courses—the primary responsibility is to teach sections of ESL composition, with the possibility of teaching pronunciation, classes for ITAs (international teaching assistant), and other related courses. Responsibilities include teaching classes, grading student assignments, developing instructional materials, holding office hours, and assisting in placement testing, program development, and instructor training. The standard course load is three courses per semester, for a total of six courses during the academic year.   

Target starting date August 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and NTFU contract guidelines. 



An M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language or an equivalent terminal degree with a TESL focus is required with the completion date not later than August 1, 2021. Candidates must have significant prior classroom teaching experience teaching in an ESL/EFL context at the university level.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following:

Experience teaching academic research writing at the college level

Significant experience related to language teaching with technology

Experience leading or mentoring TAs and experience with collaborative curriculum development

Demonstrated evidence of continuing professional development

Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching, ideally via course evaluations




This is a full-time, 9-month Lecturer appointment, renewable yearly subject to enrollments, funding, and positive performance evaluations. The expected start date is August 16th, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.



To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and resume by July 28th, 2021. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Laura Czys at

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