Employment Description

Adjunct Faculty and University Supervisors
Date Posted 02/27/2018
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities
The Graduate School of Education at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites applications for course-contracted adjunct ESL faculty and supervisors to join our ESL course-contracted faculty pool to teach and supervise teacher candidates in our M.A. in ESL and ESL licensure program. Course-contracted faculty will teach courses in a blended program (67% face-to-face and 33% online) using the Blackboard platform. Positions are term-to-term appointments. Courses in the program relate to the following topics:  language and literacy, second language acquisition, EL methods, teaching reading and writing, community collaboration, and international perspectives.
The course-contracted instructor position involves the following responsibilities:
  • Teaches courses on evenings and weekends
  • Aids in curriculum and syllabi development, as requested
  • Prepares and delivers engaging instruction to graduate students
  • Facilitates an active classroom environment conducive to student success
  • Evaluates learner performance and learning outcomes
  • Provides regular, timely feedback to learners
  • Attends regular faculty meetings and faculty orientation sessions
  • Supports the Lasallian mission of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
The university supervisor position involves the following responsibilities:
  • Preliminary meetings with cooperating teacher and teacher candidate
  • Travels to observe teacher candidates in placements
  • Supervises teacher candidates in short and/or long-term placements in EL classrooms
  • Provides specific, timely feedback communicated to both teacher candidates and university
  • Evaluates learner performance and learning outcomes
  • Attends regular faculty meetings and faculty orientation sessions
  • Supports the Lasallian mission of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Essential Skills and Abilities
It is expected that instructors and supervisors will be knowledgeable and up-to-date on current issues and practices in the English language field. Applicants are expected to engage graduate learners in the classroom and focus on practical, hands-on application of the course material in ways that are relevant to practicing teachers and teacher candidates.
Familiarity with Blackboard or a desire to learn the Blackboard system is essential. 
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
The instructor should have a K-12 ESL license, a graduate degree related to the field (doctoral preferred), and K-12 EL teaching experience.
Indicate your interest in the course-contracted faculty position and/or the university supervisor position on your letter of application.
Additional Required Materials Online application, letter of application, curriculum vita/resume, unofficial transcript of highest degree, and contact information for three references. All application materials must be submitted online.
Application Review Date 03/30/2018
Starting Date 05/28/2018
Contact Shannon Tanghe
Contact Email stanghe@smumn.edu
Position Part-time
Contract Length Temporary
Other Details / Information
Benefits None
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.