International English and Professional Programs

Center for International Education

(Re-posting:3 full-time ESL/ESP/EAP Instructor Positions)


††††††††††† One of ten University of California campuses, UC Davis (UCD) has emerged as an acknowledged international leader in agricultural, biological, biotechnological, and environmental sciences and has similar recognition for excellence in the arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, health sciences, law, and management.UCD is ranked eighth among public universities nationwide. UC Davis Extension is the continuing and professional education provider within the university.Extensionís Center for International Education has become an integral element in the campusís efforts to internationalize and to create global linkages.

††††††††††††††† The IEPP has a 36-year history of providing rigorous ESL and academic preparation programs for individual students and customized groups.It has deep faculty expertise, an excellent multimedia resource center and four computer labs, and excellent long-standing institutional relationships, primarily in Asia.More than half of this vital programís revenue comes from customized and extramural programs, which include teacher training, English for Science and Technology and community service learning in addition to English language instruction.Our most recent set of programs includes Business Certificates in Innovation and Sustainability.

††††††††††††††† The ESL, EAP and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Instructor position is an academic position (UC-Extension teacher title) in the International English and Professional Programs unit reporting to the Academic Director of the IEPP.



Teach 20 contact hours per week each quarter term (year-round with four 10-week quarters) or equivalent. Teaching will include courses in our Intensive English (core and electives), Communication and Culture, English for Science and Technology programs, and/or custom programs for partner universities and organizations.Supervise 2 hours per week in the Multimedia Resource Center.Maintain office hours. Provide service to the unit through active participation in administrative and/or academic tasks or projects as assigned.Assist with testing and placement of students. Participate on committee and academic projects including collaboration to develop English for Science and Technology curriculum, Business English curricula, TEFL, and accreditation projects. Release time for administration or academic projects may substitute for classroom teaching. Instructors are expected to remain current through reading and ongoing exchange of ideas with other language professionals.


About These Positions:

We are seeking three instructors with specific expertise and/or demonstrated excellence in teaching four sub-fields: (1) TEFL, (2) testing/assessment experience, (3) EST, and (4)EAP.Instructors with experience teaching science and technology content to international students and/or ESL/EFL learners (reading, critical thinking, research, lecture listening, academic writing and/or presentation skills) are encouraged to apply.All instructors are expected to teach our core classes and meet the minimum qualifications below.All instructors will be expected to contribute to a growing and evolving program through the development and administration of new courses and programs.



M.A. in TESL, Applied Linguistics or related field with coursework in TESL. At least two years full-time or equivalent of demonstrated excellence in teaching ESL in university/ IEP settings. Demonstrated excellence in materials and curriculum development.Native-like fluency in English.Experience using technology and the Internet for instructional purposes. Specific expertise and/or demonstrated excellence in teaching in one or more of the four sub-fields: (1)TEFL, (2)testing/assessment experience, (3)EST, and (4)EAP and/or expository writing. Applicants with science and technology related education and employment backgrounds and teaching experience with English language learners, are encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications include language assessment expertise, experience or professional interest in teaching service learning courses, experience with project-based learning, experience working abroad, proficiency in a second language, and/or international program administration experience.



Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.Excellent comprehensive benefits.12-month position, renewable annually, with 24 days accruable vacation per year. This position is classified as an Academic Appointment and carries with it a full benefits package.


Approximate start dates: No later than January 3, 2013.


Applications: One application will be considered for all positions.Open until filled. For best consideration, please send the following four items: 1) curriculum vitae including dates and course load for all teaching positions, 2) cover letter addressing the requirements of the position(s), 3) a work sample (original materials or curriculum), and 4) a contact list of at least three references from teaching positions you held.Deadline for primary consideration by October 21, 2012 to:


Online: †††††††††††† Heather Wright, UC Davis Extension Human Resources, hfwright@ucdavis.edu


Mail:†††††††††††††††† UC Davis Extension Human Resources

††††††††††††††††††††††† Attn: Heather Wright

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1333 Research Park Drive

††††††††††††††††††††††† Davis, CA 95618