Adjunct Faculty - English Language Institute





George Fox University School of Education is seeking applicants for adjunct faculty positions for the English Language Institute (ELI) to begin in August 2015. 

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, faculty agree to live in agreement with the university lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply.

RESONSIBILITIES– Teaching in Discipline

  • Teach intensive academic English language courses in reading, writing, note-taking and oral skills, at intermediate to high advanced levels
  • Develop syllabi, course materials, and teaching notes for academic English language courses.
  • Background in teaching “bridge” classes, specifically in Liberal Arts, Business or Science courses
  • Knowledge of The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines or the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the ability to apply these to assessment
  • Collaborate with other faculty members in developing course outlines, student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes
  • Implementation of Sheltered Instruction as it applies to content courses tied to our ELI courses in intermediate and advance levels of the program
  • Participate in faculty meetings, beginning of semester testing, and end of the semester ELI event


  • Applicants are sought who have a Masters degree in TESOL, or Applied Linguistics in language instruction, from an accredited four year institution
  • At least three years experience teaching ESL in higher education in a US institution and /or AP Writing experience in secondary institutions in a US institution
  • Experience teaching content-based ESL and/or EAP
  • Training in instructional methodologies
  • Experience teaching courses for matriculated students
  • Experience with curriculum and materials development;
  • Collaboration with faculty colleagues on curriculum and other matters
  • Demonstrated ability to teaching a variety of skill areas at various levels
  • Knowledge of or previous formal study of a second language acquisition
  • Experience with academic language assessment tools at university level
  • Demonstrated contributions to field (research, publications, presentation, creative work, etc.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Experience teaching advanced level academic writing and research techniques
  • Experience working with diverse student population, specifically Chinese
  • Desired attributes include flexibility, service orientation, excellent communication skills, professionalism, and a high personal standard of excellence. 


  • Experience with language program accreditation processes
  • Experience in level placement in the beginning and end of semester testing
  • Previous experience in secondary content ESL in the US is a plus
  • Fluency in a language other than English


Submit a George Fox faculty application, resume, and letter of interest to:

Rebecca T. Valdovinos

Director of English Language Institute

414 N. Meridian St. #105

Newberg, OR 97132

or to

Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community, and so we especially encourage women and candidates in underrepresented groups.