ESL/ESP Immersion Adjunct Urbana

Franklin University and its partner institution, Urbana University, is hiring 1-2 adjunct faculty for it’s dynamic new ESL/ESP Immersion program located at the Urbana University campus. Successful applicants will teach full time in this 3 month residential, non-credit experiential program for Junior and Senior level students in engineering and business programs in Mexico.

The program provides a combination of intensive English instruction through integrated-skills course work, diverse and engaging cultural activities linked to project-based learning, and direct engagement with the Urbana campus and business communities. The program is designed to provide participants with a true cultural and linguistic immersion experience.
Ideal applicants are willing to participate enthusiastically in the cultural events and activities, demonstrate a true commitment to creating an excellent student experience inside and outside the classroom, possess a profound ability to adapt to and function within an atmosphere of great flux, and above all, understand how to manage the individual classroom while operating as part of a very close-knit team.   

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work a T-Sat workweek: Teaching 4 hours per day/4 days per week (T-F) and facilitating Saturday events for 2-4 hours • Support student participation in program activities by working with the Academic Program Director to develop materials for class designed to scaffold cultural and professional events • Work with students individually, as required • Assist in planning and executing weekly field trips and activities (although attendance only required for the Saturday activies) • Prepare end-of-term evaluations for each student taught  • Attend staff meetings

Position Requirements:

• Master's degree (or imminent completion of one) in TESOL or related field • At least 1-2 years of ESL teaching experience • Native or native-like proficiency in American English • Sensitivity to international students of all cultural backgrounds
• Demonstrated teaching ability • Ability to travel 4 days per week to Urbana University campus • Experience leading second-language acquisition activities experience in a liberal arts setting is preferred • Fluency in a language other than English is preferred


While this is a non-benefited, 3-month, adjunct contract, it is full time hours on a single campus. Free shared on-campus housing is also available as an option (private room with shared living and kitchen area). Program start date is scheduled for late February.  

To apply, please visit to complete the adjunct faculty application for the ESL/ESP Immersion Adjunct Urbana position and attach a copy of your resume or curriculum vitae along with your unofficial transcripts.

It is the policy of Urbana University to offer equal employment opportunity to all, regardless of sex, age, race, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry. Urbana University recruits, hires, trains, upgrades, and promotes based solely upon the qualifications of the individual in relation to the experience and skills required for the position concerned. Urbana University will continue to employ and promote individuals who demonstrate the greatest potential for a long, continuous employment career with the University.

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