Graduate Preparation Program Instructors: English for Academic Purposes

University of California, Santa Cruz
August 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$6,500- $7,500
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Position overview

Position title: Instructor of English for Academic Purposes

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. A reasonable estimate for this position is $6,500- $7,500.

Percent time: Full-time (100%)

Anticipated start: Instruction begins August 21, 2023, but 1-2 instructional staff meetings will be scheduled during the week of August 14, 2023.

Position duration: Four-weeks: August 21, 2023 through September 15 2023.

Application Window

Open date: April 25, 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: Tuesday, Aug 1, 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

The Division of Global Engagement at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for Instructors of English for Academic Purposes. Under the direction of Dr. Jessie Dubreuil, Faculty Fellow for Global Classrooms, each instructor will teach via in-person or remote delivery, three sections of one of the following three courses:

(1) Academic Writing (2) Oral Communication (3) Reading & Research Skills

The ability to commit to the high-paced and intensive nature of an academic preparation course is essential. Duties include:

  • Plan daily lessons and teaching 3 to 4.5 hours each day or equivalent (total of 55-60 classroom hours).
  • Attend weekly staff meetings; attending pre-course planning and orientation meetings.
  • Assess student work consistently with agreed criteria.
  • Organize and providing individual feedback to students on their individual work and group presentations.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of work and attendance.
  • Fulfill all other course-related duties as required.
  • Students are from a variety of international backgrounds and academic disciplines and will have English proficiency of a minimum 83 iBT or 7 IELTS. Many will have immediate assignments as teaching assistants with their respective academic departments or programs. Class sizes are expected to be between 15 and 25 students. One or more of the instructors may be permitted to provide remote instruction, depending on the department needs. Details of the course can be found at https: // programs/gradprep/index.html.

    Important Dates:

  • TBD: Instructional staff planning meetings
  • August 21: Orientation (morning welcome)
  • August 22 to September 14: Teaching
  • September 15: Grading and assessment reports.
  • Applicants with expertise in teaching in university-based intensive English for Academic Purposes programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

    Division of Global Engagement : https: //


    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    M.A./M.S.; or alternatively a B.A./B.S. combined with a post-graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a minimum of one year of teaching at the university/college level. Applicable degree fields are applied linguistics or a TESOL-related field. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered.

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include three professional references. along with their contact information. The committee may conduct reference checks for the candidates who are under serious consideration.

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.

  • Apply link: https: //

    Help contact: [email protected]

    Campus Information

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https: // www. The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https: //

    UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

    If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at [email protected] (831) 459-4602.

    UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https: // www. to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

    The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https: //

    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. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus Health Center site

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    Job location

    Santa Cruz, California. One or more positions may be remote, via Zoom and Canvas, based on department needs.

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