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Faculty Position (Continuing Track), English Language Institute

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Full Time, English Language Institute



Faculty Position (Continuing Track), English Language Institute, College of Arts and Sciences


The English Language Institute at the University of Delaware ( seeks applications from outstanding ESL professionals to fill two full-time,  10 month continuing-track faculty positions, effective August 16, 2024.  Positions may be offered at the instructor rank or, given suitable qualifications, assistant professor rank.


Full-time faculty members typically teach up to twenty contact hours per week in one or more of the ELI’s varied programs, which include:

  • the intensive English program
  • Academic Transitions (a credit-bearing English for Academic Purposes pathways program for undergraduates)
  • graduate conditional admission program
  • short-term language and culture programs
  • the Evening Program (serving, among others, Amazon employees and the local refugee resettlement agency)
  • teacher-training programs
  • the MA-TESL program


The successful candidate must hold at least a master's degree in TESL/TEFL, or a master's degree in a related field with documented coursework for credit in the areas of linguistics, culture and society, educational foundations, second language pedagogy, second-language assessment, and language teaching practicum. In addition, at least three years of relevant classroom experience at the time of the application, substantial expertise in English for Academic Purposes and/or teacher training, and the ability to teach in person on campus are required. Candidates must demonstrate excellent oral and written English communication skills. Preference will be given to those who can also demonstrate experience in one or more of these areas: course design, curriculum development, or assessment; K-12 teaching or teacher preparation; living and/or teaching outside the U.S.; and/or learning an additional language. Candidates may also have a record of research, relevant publications, and/or presentations at national or international academic and professional conferences. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


Continuing-track faculty at the University of Delaware have teaching-focused appointments. Faculty are also encouraged to conduct research, publish, and present at national and international academic and professional conferences, for which support may be provided. Service is also expected, including serving on various institute, college, and university committees. Candidates should also be strongly committed to high-quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and be able to work with students with various learning needs and backgrounds.  We seek creative individuals who are eager to work in a collaborative environment and are high-quality teachers and mentors dedicated to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.


The English Language Institute at UD: The English Language Institute  at the University of Delaware is a unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. For 45 years, the ELI has enjoyed a reputation of excellence and innovation among its peer university English intensive language programs in the U.S. and among sponsors abroad. The ELI offers a wide variety of courses and programs, including: credit, non-credit, short term, conditional admission, foundation year, and teacher training.


The ELI attracts talented and creative faculty members who are committed to supporting students in meeting their linguistic and cross-cultural goals and to pursuing excellence in their teaching, scholarship, and service.  We retain such faculty by offering excellent opportunities for professional growth and advancement, highly competitive salaries, a generous benefits package, access to extensive University resources, and a supportive and collaborative work environment.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, “unofficial” transcripts of relevant degrees and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be requested for candidates who reach the interview stage. For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Scott Duarte, at


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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