Job Postings


Spring International Language Center is seeking to fill 2 FULL-TIME Instructor positions for our Intensive English and Teacher Training Programs. Starting dates in January and/or until filled.

Position 1

  • Twenty hours teaching per week in an Intensive English Program (IEP), and/or ESL support courses for matriculated degree seeking international students;
  • Responsibility for curriculum and materials development associated with courses taught as well as input into overall program curricula;
  • Attendance at staff development and in-service training meetings;
  • Attendance at all faculty meetings;
  • Attendance at receptions and culminating activities;
  • Textbook evaluation;
  • Submission of syllabi for courses taught; grades, student comments, and attendance record keeping;
  • Attendance on field trips as necessary, but not exceeding one per quarter;
  • Office hours for student advising and counseling as necessary;
  • Committee work.

Position 2

  • Combination of TEFL Teacher Training, IEP instruction, and/or Administrative Support for Grants, Teacher Training and Special Programs.
  • Provide administrative program support to the Teacher Training and Special Programs Coordinator;
  • Responsibility for teaching in our TEFL Certificate, IEP and/or Contract programs; curriculum and materials development associated with courses taught as well as input into overall special programs curricula;
  • Attendance at staff development and in-service training meetings;
  • Attendance at faculty meetings;
  • Attendance at receptions, field trips, and other special programs events and culminating activities. 

Qualifications


Position 1

  • Strong academic preparation: MA TESL, applied linguistics, or related field.
  • Knowledge base of grammar, reading, writing, and listening/speaking teaching strategies and methods (ability to give clear grammar explanations) Interns should have completed at least two-semesters of their MA degree
  • Teaching experience, preferably in an intensive academic preparation program
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Strong classroom management skills, organizational and planning skills, ability to give clear, concise directions and explanations
  • High level of English proficiency: good command of written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in a second language preferred
  • International experience preferred
  • Creativity
  • Professional involvement (TESOL, affiliate TESOL’s, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and Technology experience.

Additional for Position 2

  • Teacher Training, administrative, and special programs experience required.
  • Willingness to work variable hours, as needed, to meet the needs of special programs’ activities and a variety of academic curricula.
     

Location


Fayetteville is a delightful college town located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. It has a temperate/moderate climate with four distinct seasons. The cost of living is moderate and the current sustained growth of the region allows for many comforts and conveniences of a much larger city without the crime, traffic, or pollution. Arts, music and theater are abundant in the area. The great natural beauty of the area makes the Fayetteville an ideal place for hiking, biking (a plethora of lovely biking trails wind all over town), and just enjoying the outdoors. The University of Arkansas, home to J. William Fulbright, is a mid-size comprehensive university with over 27,000 students. There are about 1520 international students from approximately 120 countries pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our IEP has a diverse population of 80-100 students from an average of 25 countries at any given term. Our mission supports the Fulbright legacy of “Peace through Education”.

Programs


Spring International faculty teach a highly rigorous intensive English for academic purposes program for those international students preparing to enter the University of Arkansas or other higher education institutions of their choice. Students may enter the University of Arkansas upon completion of the IEP’s advanced levels in lieu of taking the TOEFL. The IEP is host to a variety of Fulbright and other special programs from myriad countries. Spring International Language Center at the University of Arkansas’ IEP and Teacher Training Programs are accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) through 2024 and continues to uphold the highest standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the United States Department of Education.
 

Application Process


Applicants who meet the qualifications listed above should send us the following: cover letter, resume/CV, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference. Please feel free to write to us if you have any questions.

Application materials should be sent to silc@uark.edu. Candidates may apply electronically. Faxed documents (1-479-575-7673 ) will also be accepted. Letters of reference may come under separate cover. Preliminary interviews are held by telephone/skype with subsequent final fly-in teaching demonstrations and final interviews when feasible.

Applicants living outside the United States—Please submit video clip, CD, or DVD of yourself teaching an ESL class as it is cost prohibitive to fly in candidates from outside the United States.

Spring International Language Center is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.