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Director of Academic Center for English Language Studies (ACES) Program, Brooklyn Campus

St. Joseph's University
Brooklyn, New York
Posted Date
Oct 6, 2022

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The Academic Center for English Language Studies (ACES) Program at St. Joseph’s University, New York seeks a full-time Director to start before the spring semester of 2023.  ACES is an intensive reading and writing learning community for high-achieving immigrant and international students for whom English is a new language.  ACES provides these students with educational, social, and financial assistance as well as professional guidance.  Through specialized teaching, tutoring, workshops, advising, counseling services, mentoring opportunities and cultural outings, the ACES staff meets the University’s mission and goals of providing students a strong academic and values-oriented education that develops the whole person.

The Director is integral in all aspects of ACES.  Primary duties include overseeing and mentoring the ACES Staff, assessing program curriculum, visiting and cultivating relationships with feeder high schools, advising students during registration periods and, as an instructor and adviser, identifying and intercepting cases requiring counseling.  The ACES Director teaches one three-, four-, or five credit course per semester.  These courses include the freshman seminar and the core composition course Writing for Effective Communication.  The Director also plans and monitors the departmental budget, hires and evaluates instructors and tutors, collaborates with the Director of Financial aid regarding student scholarships reviews, conducts faculty outreach, and collaborates with admissions regarding program recruitment.

The ideal candidate will possess common sense, empathy, maturity, and a dedication to diversity and inclusion.

At St. Joseph’s, approximately one thousand undergraduate and graduate students are taught at our Clinton Hill Campus in Brooklyn.  Along with our Long Island campus in Patchogue and our Online campus, we are part of St. Joseph’s University, New York.  In Brooklyn, we offer over forty undergraduate majors, including robust programs in the sciences and health care, education, the liberal arts and writing.  Please see our website at for further information.

St. Joseph’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, status of being transgender, age, disability, veteran status, and all other classes protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Master’s degree, and five or more years of experience teaching English, composition, or a related field at the undergraduate level are necessary for this position.  Experience working with ELL students, and three or more years of leadership experience in an academic or related setting, are both highly preferred.

Submit cover letters, CVs, and brief list of references to Associate Dean Mik Larson,

Application deadline:  Search will remain open until a good candidate is selected.  However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2022.


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