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Lecturer-IR, Teacher Education, TESOL

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington State
Posted Date
May 11, 2023

Gonzaga University’s School of Education in Spokane, WA invites applications for one, full-time, fixed-term, non-tenure-track position in the Master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program, in the Teacher Education department. The position involves teaching core and elective MA/TESOL and ELL Endorsement courses, supervising Thesis/Projects, advising and mentoring candidates one-on-one, and engaging candidates in meaningful community-based projects. Details about TESOL programs are available online at .

The MA/TESOL program integrates theory and practice to build candidates’ knowledge of language and its use, and to explore the interrelationships of cultures, teaching methods and language acquisition. Faculty and students work collaboratively to explore innovations in learning and teaching. Hands-on projects and other field-based learning opportunities prepare candidates to plan, teach, reflect, research and lead in schools and the community. TESOL Programs is launching an ELL Endorsement Certificate program in 2023 for in-service K-12 teachers and is therefore particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in K-12 ELL teaching and teacher-training.

Gonzaga University is located on the banks of the Spokane river approximately 1 mile from downtown Spokane. Spokane provides its residents with a variety of activities from accessible downtown shopping and entertainment to the beautiful landscape of the Inland Northwest.  Spokane's longtime motto is “Near Nature Near Perfect” as its residents are minutes away from beautiful lakes, high elevation deserts, and rustic mountains.  We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, protected persons, and others committed to expanding the diversity of the profession. 

For information on our mission, please visit: 

Job Duties:

  • Teach 24 credits of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses during the academic year and potentially during the summer within our TESOL programs Collaborate with department, School of Education, and community partners Advise candidates, including guidance in completing capstone Thesis/Projects Stay current in the field by conducting research, reading academic materials, and/or attending conferences Attend and contribute department and program meetings and other committees as needed. Supervise candidates in field experiences

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or another relevant field of Education.  Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds identities and experiences, and an investment in social justice, equity, and inclusion as evidenced by prior innovative and successful inclusive teaching strategies Evidence of highly successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level in one or more of the following areas: Teacher Education (Elementary or Secondary), TESOL, Sociolinguistics  Graduate student advising and mentorship experience  Minimum of 3 years’ experience working within an ABE/ESL or K-12 ELL teaching context  TESOL and/or ESL/EFL Teaching experience  Evidence of working with underrepresented communities Evidence of working with children, adolescents, and families Evidence of effective, collaborative engagement Demonstrated experience and interest in collaboration and community-engaged work  Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in TESOL or Applied Linguistics A record of professional accomplishments and service Evidence of experience in education administration (e.g., program director, chair, etc.) Proficient knowledge of and/or literacy in a second or additional language.  WA State Teacher Certification (Elementary or Secondary) with an ELL Endorsement

To apply, please visit our website at Applicants must complete an online application.  Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. James Hunter, Search Committee Chair, Teacher Education, at  Contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5966 with any technical or application issues. Open until filled; for best consideration, please submit materials by June 1st, 2023.

Application materials include:

  • Cover letter should address the following:  Relevance of your academic training to the position. Fit with Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic tradition. Personal philosophy of, and commitment to, teaching and advising. Personal commitment to leadership and service within the profession. Demonstrated experience engaging in social justice and equal access work within an educational context. Additional qualifications you would bring to the position.
  • Curriculum vitae A copy of all university transcripts Finalists will be asked to provide names and contact information for two professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Gonzaga University belongs to a long and distinguished tradition of humanistic Catholic and Jesuit education. The School of Education upholds the University tradition and exemplifies it through its dedication to preparing socially responsible professionals who serve with competence, commitment, and care. The department builds upon the University’s values as it serves students who wish to address the educational challenges and opportunities inherent in a changing world.


Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.


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