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Oberlin-UNITAR ESOL Lecturers

Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Posted Date
Sep 11, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

Oberlin College invites applications for English for Speakers of Other Languages Program lecturer positions for the newly established Oberlin-UNITAR collaboration. This is a POOL posting accepting applications on a rolling basis for positions that may open during the 2023-2024 academic year pending program launch. Lecturers may be hired to teach a variety of in-person or remote ESOL courses, reporting to the Director of the Oberlin-UNITAR Programs.

Oberlin-UNITAR ESOL Summer Immersion Program
Oberlin College and Conservatory is one of the most distinguished of America’s liberal arts colleges and conservatories of music. Oberlin is deeply committed to academic and artistic excellence, with a mission of human development, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Founded in 1833, Oberlin has always aspired to change the world for the better.

In partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Oberlin-UNITAR ESOL Program was conceived for students to build academic English proficiency as they prepare for higher education opportunities in the United States. While each program will be tailored to address specific learning goals identified through UNITAR partnerships, students in all English language courses will strengthen their comprehension and skills in reading, vocabulary, writing, grammar, speaking, and listening.

Each program will augment effective language pedagogy with peer mentoring, tutoring, guest lectures, and/or one-on-one language practice. 

Teach English to speakers of other languages in virtual or in-person formats as directed


  1. Create and maintain engaging learning environments
  2. Teach reading and vocabulary, listening and speaking, grammar and writing through an integrative curriculum
  3. Design and conduct lessons based on communicative, task-based TESOL language pedagogy
  4. Assess, document, and provide daily feedback on students’ progress toward learning objectives
  5. Differentiate instruction to provide effective learning opportunities that address individual needs and provide targeted intervention when necessary
  6. Hold office hours each week outside of regularly scheduled class times
  7. Attend a curriculum orientation for lesson development and ongoing weekly team meetings
  8. Meet and collaborate with teaching assistants to support and enhance classroom instruction.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.Ed. in TESOL, TEFL, TESL, or related fields
  • A bachelor’s degree with TESOL certification or endorsement will be considered.
  • Two or more years of experience teaching English Language Learners, preferably in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching across a range of language proficiency levels in all language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, culture)
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with students, faculty, administrators, support staff, and outside entities both domestically and internationally
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity and skill with educational technology, including learning management software such as Blackboard.

Complete the online application and include a current resume or Curriculum Vitae, teaching philosophy, and evidence of successful teaching experience (e.g., course evaluations or observation reports). You will be asked to provide names and contact information for at least two professional references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will continue until the positions are filled.


Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, highly selective national liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program. Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs.

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