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Employment Opportunities at the USC Language Academy


Full Time Faculty Position

• Teach a full instructional load (15 hours per week) Fall, Spring and Summer terms
• Develop course materials and curriculum
• Participate in curriculum development projects
• Participate in orientation, testing and evaluation
• Keep accurate course records
• Participate in faculty meetings
• Participate in accreditation duties
• Assume responsibility for a program development task (3-5 hours per week)

• M.A. (in hand) or Ph.D. in TESL, Applied Linguistics, with coursework in linguistics and English linguistics, culture and society, educational foundations, second-language pedagogy, second-language assessment, and language teaching practicum
• 3 years ESL teaching experience with demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching
• Current active involvement in the field
• Native-like fluency in English
• Knowledge of or previous formal study of a second language
• Computer literacy , media literacy and experience with blended learning
• Experience teaching in an IEP and/or EAP at the university level

• Experience in ESL/IEP/EAP curriculum development
• Experience in teaching content-based ESL (TESOL methodology, public policy, graduate school study skills)
• Experience teaching TOEFL iBT, IELTS, GRE and GMAT
• Overseas teaching experience

• 12-month faculty position renewable annually, 40 teaching weeks
• Contract will begin July 1, 2013
• Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, a retirement plan, travel funding for professional conferences and USC tuition remission

To apply, please send the following materials by email (preferred) or mail to Deb Detzel, Academic Director:
• Copy of CV
• Letter of intent
• 2 letters of recommendation

Adjunct Faculty Lecturer (2-5 openings)

The USC Language Academy is seeking adjunct faculty in the Intensive English Program. We welcome applications from innovative and accomplished ESL teachers who are committed to their students, to the profession, and to their own personal growth and development. USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in the workplace.

To be considered for an adjunct position, the following requirements must be met:
• MA in TESOL, Linguistics, English or closely related field
• 3 years of ESL/EFL teaching experience, including work in university-based program
• Native-like proficiency in English

Other desirable qualifications
• Experience teaching TOEFL iBT
• Experience teaching graduate level academic writing and research techniques
• Experience teaching content-based ESL (English for Communications majors, English
for Public Policy majors)
• Experience working with students who have needs at the basic literacy level

Salary: $47 per instructional hour

To apply, please email a cover letter and your resume/CV to Deborah Detzel, Academic Director:


Student Worker Positions

The USC Language Academy is always looking for outstanding native English speaking students to assist the staff with all student service matters related to its international students. Duties include facilitating English discussions & workshops, doing clerical, and general office work. Pay rate is $9.00/hr and students should have college work study. Freshmen or sophomores preferred.

Please fill out the Student Worker Application and submit it to JEF 201, or contact us at (213)740-7892 or for more information.

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