Full Time Tenure-Track
Assistant Professor in ELP and TESOL
Joint appointment shared between TESOL and the English Language Program


Teaching English to Speakers of English as a Second Language (TESOL) and English Language Program (ELP)

Assistant Professor in ELP and TESOL (tenure track) starting August 2016 – Joint appointment shared between TESOL and the English Language Program.


Applicants must possess a doctorate in TESL/TEFL/TESOL, Educational Linguistics, Applied Linguistics with a TESOL focus, Second Language Acquisition, or other closely-related field; ABD will be considered, provided the candidate expects to complete the doctorate prior to employment. The candidate will 1) be proficient in TESOL Theory, Practice and Assessment; 2) have experience teaching ESL and/or EFL; 3) possess working knowledge of a language other than English; 4) demonstrate research potential; and 5) have solid experience and demonstrated interest in teaching ESL and developmental literacy skills.  In addition, it is expected that future members of the team be collegial, demonstrating a professional, cooperative, and considerate attitude toward other faculty, the students, and staff.

The TESOL Program at Northeastern Illinois University offers courses toward the completion of a Masters degree, Graduate Certificate, undergraduate minor, and an Illinois State endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language at the undergraduate and graduate levels. ELP, on the other hand, offers ESL, reading and writing developmental courses. The teaching load is 3/3, and faculty are expected to be actively engaged in research and service activities. Some advising and supervision of student graduation projects will be required. Applicants must be willing to teach evenings; weekend courses may also be required periodically. The candidate may also be called upon to do clinical observations in off-site locations. In addition to duties in the TESOL program, the candidate will be charged with teaching and administration duties in the English Language Program, which provides coursework to develop academic literacy skills for underprepared students.


The ideal candidate will also possess one or more of the following:

  1. teacher training experience
  2. experience with curriculum development and assessment
  3. ability to develop and implement online courses
  4. experience with administrative duties


For consideration, please submit:

  • A cover letter detailing qualifications;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • 3 letters of recommendation;
  • 1-2 samples of scholarly writing;
  • Copies of transcripts from all postsecondary institutions;
  • A sample syllabus from a class that you would be likely to teach.

Please submit all materials by December 1, 2015 to:

TESOL/ELP Search and Screen Committee
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

or e-mail all the above in .pdf or Microsoft Word to: tesl@neiu.edu.
Northeastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about the programs, see http://www.neiu.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/teaching-english-speakers-other-languages-tesol and http://www.neiu.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/english-language-program.


Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.