Instructor Position at NAU

Job Description
Job Title:
Instructor – Program in Intensive English
Job ID:
Location: English
Full/Part Time:
Special Information
This posting is for a non-tenure eligible, full-time, benefit eligible faculty position at the rank of Instructor. Contract dates are August  17, 2015 – May 13, 2016. This position is renewable dependent on program needs, available funding, and effective performance. From this vacancy we will be filling one or more Instructor positions. Summer teaching is available in addition to the 9-month contract.
Job Description
The Program in Intensive English (PIE) is looking for qualified instructors to start in the 2015-2016 academic year.  Duties will include teaching up to four classes in the PIE each semester and supporting the PIE through other assigned responsibilities that could include teacher observation and curriculum development and facilitating and grading placement exams (assessment).
Minimum Qualifications
* MA in TESL or Applied Linguistics
* Two years of English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching experience, one year  of which is in an Intensive English Program (IEP) setting
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in the following areas:
* 1 or more years of Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in the areas of business and/or engineering
* 1 or more years of teaching academic  Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary in an Intensive English Program (IEP) or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program
* 3 or more years teaching in an IEP or EAP program
* Experience with collaborative teaching in a post-secondary academic setting
* Experience in teacher observation, supervision, and/or training
* Development and use of assessment practices and procedures
* Experience teaching different skills at different levels
* Materials/curriculum development in areas of English for business or English for engineering
* Materials/curriculum development in Grammar, Reading/Writing, Listening/Speaking, TOEFL and/or IELTS preparation, and special or short-term programming
* Participation in professional ESL/EFL organizations
* Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations on campus and in the community
General Information
Northern Arizona University is a 26,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 67,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU¿s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees¿ right to work in the United States.

FLSA Status
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service (

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan).  Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment.  More information about NAU benefits is available at

Application Deadline
This position will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on 2/11/15.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply Now” button on this page.  Application must include a single attachment that contains:

* Letter of interest explaining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the preferred qualifications
* Curriculum Vitae
* Contact information for three professional references

Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.  Other materials may be requested of finalists selected for interview.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.