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University of Southern California

American Language Institute

Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Position in ESL


The American Language Institute in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites outstanding candidates to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position in ESL, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2012. 


  • Masters degree in TESOL or closely related field
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Five years university-level teaching experience in ESL
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience in designing curricula and creating innovative materials
  • Evidence of professional involvement in the field of TESOL
  • Background in materials development in English for Academic Purposes
  • Background in project collaboration
  • Some experience in teaching English to science and technology graduate students
  • Some experience in assessment and placement


  • Teach academic English language courses in the program.
  • Develop syllabi, course materials, and teaching notes for academic English language courses.
  • Fulfill administrative duties by participating in meetings, testing, and special projects.
  • Participate in the further development of the ALI program.


Application process

Please send or email a letter of application and a current resume, including contact information for at least three references to:

Jim Cunningham, ALI Administrator
USC/American Language Institute
950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1292
Email: jrcunnin@usc.edu

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1334940163034. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.