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ESL Lecturer - Department of Linguistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, English as a Second Language
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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ESL Lecturer - Department of Linguistics

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 2022-2023. Multiple hires may be made from this search. Renewal of the position(s) is contingent on strong enrollments, strong performance reviews, and availability of funding.

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, 2022. 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, 2022. 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.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and submit your application materials: letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically within a few days of application submission. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required applicant materials must be received no later than June 5th, 2022. Letters of reference must be received no later than June 15th, 2021. The department highly recommends that complete applications be submitted prior to June 5th to ensure that referees have enough time to submit their letters of recommendation.  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.

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Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (


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