Part-Time Position in ESL

Published: Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

St. Thomas University invites applications for an instructor to teach the following course in Fredericton from September to December 2014:

Semester 1:
ESL 1053A  Topics in Canadian Studies for ESL Students: Maritime Society
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 PM – 5:20 PM
Students will learn the salient points of the geography, history, government, economics and social makeup of the Maritimes. The contributions and struggles of diverse groups living in the region will be examined, including First Nations, Acadians, English, Irish, Scottish and multicultural communities. In this interdisciplinary course, students will gain insight into the issues, problems and debates that inform Maritime society. They will also analyze the perceived status of the Maritimes within Canada and trends in the migration of Maritimers across the country. (Maximum enrolment: 20)

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 2,300.  Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds four Canada Research Chairs.

A PhD or its imminent completion in one of the following fields is preferred; a Master’s degree in one of these areas is required: TESL, Applied Linguistics, Education (Language Acquisition) or a related field.  The candidate must also have certification and university-level experience in TESL.  Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Michael Boudreau, Dean of Humanities, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3.

Closing date: June 24, 2014, or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.