Lecturer of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Kennesaw, GA

Department of Inclusive Education

Kennesaw State University is accepting applications for one nine-month, non-tenure track Lecturer of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) position in the Inclusive Education Department that begins August 2020.

The TESOL programs are grounded in a student-centered and asset-based conceptual framework that emphasizes equity/social justice and access, language and culture, family and community engagement, teacher inquiry, and critical reflexivity. The successful candidate will teach students enrolled in the TESOL graduate programs and/or TESOL courses in undergraduate P-12 teacher preparation programs beginning in the fall of 2020. The lecturer will also teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours or five 3-credit courses each semester (the specific courses will be determined by the lecturer’s degree, educational experience, and departmental needs). Courses are taught online, blended, and face-to-face. Service to the department/college is expected. This position reports to the Chair of the Inclusive Education Department.

  • Master’s degree in TESOL or closely related field (e.g., bilingual education, applied linguistics, additional language acquisition, additional language literacy, or curriculum and instruction through at least 18 graduate credit hours of coursework) or its foreign equivalent is required.
  • Commitment to equity and social justice in education.
  • Experience teaching English to multilingual learners in P-12 settings.
  • Proficiency with technology to support (online, blended, and face-to-face) teaching.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment.

Ideal qualifications or this position include:

  • Specialist degree or EdD/PhD in TESOL or closely related field or its foreign equivalent,
  • Background in both first and additional language and/or literacy,
  • Familiarity and/or experience with multiple language program models (e.g. two-way immersion, developmental bilingual education, collaborative teaching models, etc.),
  • Teaching and collaboration at the university level,
  • Teaching, instructional leadership or supervisory experience in P-12 schools or other educational contexts.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

How to apply

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Georgia is an Open Records state.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program.