Adjunct ESL Instructor

  • Soka University of America
  • Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
  • Mar 14, 2022
Part time / Adjunct English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description




Contract dates:   May 16, 2022 – August 3, 2022 

Programs: The SUA English Language Programs offer intermediate to advanced level ESL programs of various length and intensity.

Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:  1) classroom instruction (as many as 20 hours per regular work week), 2) hosting office hours, 3) keeping daily student records related to attendance & grades, 4) promotion and realization of the university mission and program objectives, 5) participation in curriculum development and assessment related to teaching and curriculum effectiveness and student progress, 6) planning educational field trips and activities, escorting students on field trips, 7) planning and facilitation of program orientations and other activities, 8) participating in and contributing to ELP faculty enhancement activities, and 9)  other work-related duties, assignments and projects, as assigned by the Director of the English Language Programs.  Occasional weekend and evening work may also be necessary.

Classes are usually scheduled between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm.  For regular work weeks, the faculty member filling this position must minimally be present on campus 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., four days a week, with one home-office day per week; however, home-office days are not guaranteed. 

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Compensation:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Location:  Aliso Viejo, California, about 1 hour south of LAX and 1 hour north of San Diego; about 20 minutes from beaches, beautiful & natural surroundings


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Qualifications:   The ideal candidate will have high level of English proficiency, an MA in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field with a TESL Certificate, and the equivalent of 2-3 years or more of full-time teaching experience related to ESL/EFL. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching English overseas and expertise in the following area(s): Composition, Grammar, Reading/Literature, Academic Speaking and Listening, Conversational English, Content-Based Language Learning, Peace Education, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) experience, and advance level Intensive English Program (IEP) experience.  Although applicants with 2-3 years or more of ESL teaching experience are preferred, applicants who have recently completed an MA in TESOL are also encouraged to apply.  

Application Details

To apply, please send the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Official transcripts of all university level work (Sealed transcripts will need to be provided if you are offered the position and would like to accept the offer.)
  • Two current letters of professional recommendation (preferably related to current/former teaching supervisors) with contact information for each of the recommenders.
    • Note:  For candidates who have recently graduated with an MA in TESOL, letters from MA graduate school faculty will suffice.
  • Student evaluations of instruction (if available)

Successful candidates must be able to legally work in the United States of America. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. Review of complete applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.


Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.


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