ESL Instructor (3 openings)

University of California, Irvine
June 10, 2023
Offerd Salary:$45,140-$93,311
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Job #JPF08260

  • English Language Programs / Division of Continuing Education / UC Irvine
  • Position overview

    Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $45,140-$93,311. See the academic standard pay scale https: // scales/ for the salary range for this position.

    Application Window

    Open date: May 11, 2023

    Next review date: Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

    Position description

    UCI Division of Continuing Education is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Irvine. Established more than 60 years ago, UCI DCE offers professional level educational opportunities for those who seek employment or advancement in a wide variety of specialized fields. The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.

    Please peruse our ESL programs for internationals at https: //

    The English Language and TEFL unit in Continuing Education (the self- supporting continuing education arm of the University of California, Irvine) provides English Language instruction (ESL), Teacher Training, and Custom Design programs to international students and the local community. The unit also works in conjunction with other units in DCE to provide the entire student experience while these students are in the United States including activities, advising, counseling, and many other issues that arise during the student(s) participation in one of the programs offered. The complexity of servicing international students extends far beyond the classroom and requires that management of this unit have expertise in not only developing and delivering ESL programs, but in leading a complex organization that provides a complete, satisfying, safe, and comprehensive experience to internationals at all levels from high school age to professional adults.


    I Teaching Academic Appointees teach an average of 20 hours per week, four quarters per year, as scheduled. Classes typically take place during the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. Classes in any of the ESL and TEFL programs offered by the unit may be assigned to teachers. Teachers are expected to spend adequate time preparing and grading all classes assigned to provide students the most effective and satisfying educational experience possible. Teachers may need to develop curriculum and course materials for classes they are assigned.

    II Administrative Academic Appointees are expected to engage in 1-2 hours per week (average) of administrative duties. This may include but is not limited to curriculum coordination and development, textbook and course material review, acting as mentors to teacher-trainees, assisting with hiring part-time instructors, etc. Academic Appointees are expected to support part-time teachers, acting as new(er) teacher mentors. They are the main contacts for part-time teachers related to academic and curricular issues. They help ensure the curriculum is being taught consistently across classes and sections. They also keep up the Google Drive that contains course-related teaching materials and help part- time teachers access applicable materials. Academic Appointees are expected to be available to answer student questions during office hours, which may be in person or virtual. Academic Appointees are looked to as representatives of the ESL unit and DCE to part-time teachers, staff and external stakeholders. They are key members of the ESL/TEFL administrative team and are looked to for continually improving the unit.

    III Other Academic Appointees are expected to maintain in Outlook their scheduled classes, office hours, and other times they are unavailable between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. Academic Appointees may schedule and note on their calendars “working elsewhere” in order to prepare classes and grade papers when they are not required to be in the office to support part-time teachers, administrators, or teach class. Academic Appointees are expected to be available to be called on by administration to assist with projects as needed, complete/submit all trainings/paperwork, etc. as required, and attend orientations, graduations, meetings, etc. Academic Appointees are leaders among the teaching staff, content experts in ESL and language teaching, and act as liaisons to other units within DCE.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include: l) M.A. in TESOL or related field, in hand; 2) at least three years ESL teaching experience, primarily in the United States: intensive English program or equivalent; 3) demonstrated ability to teach a variety of ESL courses, levels, and skills; 4) ability to teach daily, Monday-Friday, in-person classes; 5) English proficiency suitable to the position; and 6) eligibility to work full-time in the United States.

    In addition to the above qualifications, the preferred candidate also has proficiency in a second language; teaching and/or living experience abroad; demonstrated skill in effectively training novice ESL/EFL teachers; practice utilizing technology to support the face-to-face classroom; active involvement in professional organizations (such as TESOL, CATESOL); and evident ability to engage and inspire a variety of international learners of English.

    RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Teach approx. 20 hours per week for each 10-Week term, 4 quarters per year, as scheduled, during the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm and participate in an additional preparation week each quarter
  • Assume responsibility for administrative tasks and committee work
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to other instructors
  • Advise and counsel international students
  • Develop course materials
  • Participate in the various extra-curricular functions that support the unit's programs
  • Start date: June 26, 2023

    Please apply online via https: // to complete the application process. The following four items will be required: (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum vitae showing month/year that all teaching jobs started and ended and all breaks in teaching, the number of teaching hours per week and the approximate class sizes at all teaching jobs, (3) Proof of highest degree attained, (4) Three recent recommendation letters signed and dated by teaching supervisors attesting to your teaching expertise. Salary is commensurate with qualifications but not less than $45,140. This position is classified as an Academic Appointment and carries with it a full “career employee” benefits package.


    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Minimum requirements include: l) M.A. in TESL or related field, in hand; 2) at least three years ESL teaching experience, primarily in the United States: intensive English program or equivalent

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

  • Proof of Higest Degree Attained - Can be an online/unofficial transcript

  • Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required
  • Apply link: https: //

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC- recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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    Irvine, CA

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