English as a Second Language Instructor

Division of Extended Learning

The Division of Extended Learning at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses (credit and non-credit). Successful applicant will be hired on a 10-month contract basis with the potential for renewal.

Posting Date:  October 1, 2013

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Position is set to begin with the Fall 2014 semester.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Date of Appointment: August 2014

Description of Responsibilities:  

  • Deliver high quality English as a Second Language courses to college aged students who are participating in our ESL Program(s) on the SUNY Oswego Campus in Oswego, NY
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons to groups of students based on their language abilities (level)
  • Develop curriculum in conjunction with the ESL coordinator and English department staff
  • Carry out assessments of students' needs and progress
  • Lecture, run oral drills, promote conversation groups, assign writing and reading assignments, and facilitate listening and speaking activities
  • Stay current on best practices, pedagogical approaches, and strategies to engage ESL learners
  • Motivate students and get them excited about learning
  • Other responsibilities as identified by the Division of Extended Learning

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in TESOL/TESL or related area
  • Demonstrated success in teaching ESL courses
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal skills
  • Effective writing and organizational skills
  • Flexible problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment
  • Excellent evaluations and/or recommendations from professional associates, employers,  and/or supervisors

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three (3) references electronically to


If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Karen Moore, Search Committee Chair



Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department:  The Division of Extended Learning coordinates the offering of a variety of courses and subjects, credit bearing and non-credit bearing, for both nontraditional and traditional students. Courses are scheduled for delivery on campus, off campus, and online.  Extended Learning also coordinates the offering of weekend courses and "short" courses (ranging from a week's duration to several weeks) - and, in collaboration with the Office of International Education and Programs, coordinates a six-week "Intensive English" program each summer for students from around the world. The Division offers high-quality, innovative learning opportunities to a diverse student population and is committed to helping students of all types achieve their educational goals. Its mission is to provide students the opportunity to benefit from the educational resources available at SUNY Oswego. Professional development programs are available by contract, on site, customized for a particular industry, or as open enrollment learning opportunities. In addition to the lakeside campus programs, the Division provides administrative oversight for the college's newest initiative, SUNY Oswego's Metro Center, in downtown Syracuse, and for the Phoenix Center in Phoenix, NY, which has been in operation since 1994. The Division also provides services to veterans online and face to face with its operation in the Fort Drum/Watertown area.

Additional information regarding SUNY Oswego's Division of Extended Learning is available at http://www.oswego.edu/extended_learning.html.  

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing hr@oswego.edu.

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security Report on the Human Resources Website: http://www.oswego.edu/administration/human_resources/SecurityandFireReport.html