Vanderbilt University Language Teaching Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

Language Teaching Specialist (Job Number: 1900289)


The Vanderbilt University English Language Center (VU ELC) is seeking to fill the instructor position of a part-time, partial-year Language Teaching Specialist (LTS) to teach in 1-to-1 speaking and writing consultations and to develop educational resources for individuals who have a first language other than English. In collaboration with VU ELC leadership, the LTS position facilitates the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational programming to improve language-instruction outcomes for Vanderbilt University international students, faculty, and staff. Appointments are for ten months (July through April) and are renewable based on an evaluation of performance.

The Vanderbilt University English Language Center (ELC) provides English-language support for individuals who have a first language other than English and who are enrolled or working at Vanderbilt University. Our role is to help you achieve the most from your Vanderbilt experience by providing quality, individualized English-language instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consults students in1-to-1 speaking and writing consultations: prepares consultation plans, designsand gathers materials, structures activities; provides feedback for academicspeaking, pronunciation, and academic writing; evaluates student achievementand progress; and, prepares reports for submission to the Director.

  • Develops educationalresources for individuals who have a first language other than English.

  • As needed, overseesdesignated area of programming in collaboration with other ELC instructors.

  • Maintains professionalactivity.

  • Participates in VU andELC meetings and functions as they pertain to ELC programming.

  • As needed, plans andteaches language classes: prepares lesson plans; designs and gathers materials;structures activities; offers feedback on assignments; evaluates classes,student achievement, and progress; prepares reports for submission to the Director.

  • Holds office hours formeetings with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Performs other relatedduties as assigned.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • MA in Applied Linguistics,TESOL, or related field is necessary.

  • SuperiorEnglish-language proficiency.

  • Demonstrated excellencein teaching a variety of EAP courses of all skills.

  • Ability to developeducational resources–including digital resources.

  • Ability to designcontent-based and/or project-based syllabi, activities, and tasks.

  • Knowledge oflanguage-assessment procedures.

  • Understanding ofsecond-language-acquisition processes and challenges.

  • Excellent interpersonalskills and organizational skills, including ability to work cooperatively withculturally and linguistically diverse students, staff, and faculty.

  • Proficiency in the useof technology in the classroom.

About Vanderbilt Benefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VUBenefits Overview at .

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 28430 - English Language Center

Job: Academic Affairs Professionals

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