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Instructor 9 Mo of Global Int. English Learning Academy

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas (US)
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Apr 5, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English as a Second Language
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position Summary:

Nine-month instructors are actively involved in the academic programs offered by the ELA. This position requires teaching duties as assigned plus related duties. ESL instructors are expected to be active participants in ELA programs

Duties & Responsibilities:


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

  • Plan and teach assigned ESL courses in the Intensive English Program
  • Maintain office hours to advise and assist students, participate in committee activities, and other assigned duties that support the program
  • Develop curriculum and materials associated with courses taught
  • Review student work, provide feedback, and return assignments in a timely manner
  • Participate in placement testing and other grading and assessment duties
  • Participate in orientation sessions, pre- and post-term assignments, and extra-curricular activities offered to students
  • Participate in staff development and in-service training meetings
  • Attend all faculty meetings
  • Submit syllabi for courses taught and final grades;  maintain attendance and class records
  • Participate in institutional effectiveness efforts within the department
  • Other duties as assigned, including tutoring, student activities, additional classes, and administrative duties
  • Share duties with colleagues as directed by the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Global Outreach



• Knowledge of methods and techniques to enhance the acquisition of grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking for students learning English as a second language
• Knowledge of communicative language teaching practices
• Knowledge of methods and techniques to prepare students learning English as a second language to be academically, socially, and linguistically successful in mainstream university courses
• Experience adapting classroom content to better meet students’ needs
• Knowledge of and experience in developing , administering, and grading assessments
• Strong classroom management skills, organizational and planning skills, ability to give clear, concise directions and explanations
• Ability to effectively use technology in the classroom to enhance instruction

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Preferred Qualifications:

Two (2) years ESL teaching experience, preferably in a college-level intensive course
High level of English proficiency
Proficiency in a second language

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Master’s Degree in TESOL or a related field


Arkansas State University


Focusing on its mission to educate leaders, enhance intellectual growth and enrich lives, Arkansas State University is the catalyst for progress in our state, the Delta and the Mid-South region. 

Founded in 1909, A-State meets the challenges of continuing as a destination university for more than 14,000 students through the combination of world-class research with a long tradition of student-friendly instruction.  The second largest university in Arkansas, Arkansas State is a doctoral-level national institution with more than 150 degrees areas of study, including a robust online program, and a diverse student body from across the nation and the world. 

The economic and cultural engine of Northeast Arkansas, A-State’s public-private partnerships include hosting the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine which is Arkansas’ first osteopathic medical school, the creation of Mexico’s first American-style university with ASUCQ in Queretaro, and working with O’Reilly Management for the Red Wolf Convention Center and Embassy Suites.

At Arkansas State, we recognize that employees are our most valuable asset. We take pride in the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students who hail from a variety of regions both within and outside the U.S.

One of the most attractive aspects of working at Arkansas State University is our comprehensive employee benefit program.

Benefits range from two retirement options, excellent health and life insurance packages, a wide range of supplemental benefits as well as perks such as tuition discounts, competitive vacation and sick balances, reduced prices for athletic events, the campus bookstore and much more.

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