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Adult English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Adjunct Instructor: Food Service English

Lamar University

This is a Contract position in Beaumont, TX posted January 17, 2020.

Position Details Position Information Posting NumberClassification TitlePosition TitleAdult English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Adjunct Instructor: Food Service EnglishFTE.50 (Part-Time), Face-to-Face & OnlineFLSASalary$3,000 per 16-week courseJob Summary/Basic Function Description: Join Our Team.

The Lamar University Pathway Program is now hiring Part-Time ESP Instructors (English for Specific Purposes) for our Professional English Program to join their team.

In this role, you will be responsible for teaching courses that focus on career or trade language for job specific language skills.

Language instructors will plan, organize, and facilitate in a manner to promote and guide successful student knowledge/skill acquisition, either on-campus or at off-campus sites, in keeping with Lamar Universities learning-centered values and goals.

Instructors will also guide successful language acquisition in keeping with the Communicative Approach to foreign language instruction.

If you want to play a role in shaping the future of students at Lamar University, take the first steps by completing and submitting an online application for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities: Responsible for teaching in a continuing education ESOL courses utilizing course LUPP prepared course materials.

The instructor plans, organizes, and facilitates in a manner to promote and guide successful student knowledge/skill acquisition, either face-2-face or online, in keeping with Lamar University’s learning-centered values and goals.

Language instructors guide successful language acquisition in keeping with the Communicative Approach to foreign language instruction.

Essential Job Functions: 1.Instructional / Classroom a.Prepares for and conducts instructor-led courses and workshops utilizing the provided lesson plans, materials and technologies.

b.Maintains a safe classroom environment conducive to communicative, student-centered participation and knowledge/skill transfer.

c.Prepare and submits student-related forms (student evaluations; student/attendance forms; tracking and information forms, informal assessments, and other required student-related documents) for assigned students by directed timeline requirements.

d.Contact any student who has an unexplained absence to discuss progress, offer assistance, and encourage retention.

Document contact with absent students.

2.Program: a.Communicates effectively with administration via email and in person regarding student issues, teacher contracts, teaching schedules, and other program-related items.

b.Serves as a liaison between administration and students to communicate program information, student issues, schedule updates, and related organized activities, as necessary.

c.Follows department guidelines and manuals on student homework, assessment, grading, and closing out courses.

d.Participates in implementing policies, guiding principles, objectives, and functions by the philosophy of Lamar University Pathway Program.

e.Familiar with and maintains behavior and actions consistent with college policies and practices.

3.Professional: a.May participate in and contribute to curriculum development by planning, developing, and evaluating new and existing courses and curriculum.

b.Keeps current on discipline-specific methodology and implements new ideas into classroom instruction.

Integrates feedback from department administration to improve student learning.

c.Participates in training and professional development programs as required by the department and maintains professional development/growth according to personal needs and certification requirements.

4.Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience) Desired Qualities & Characteristics: The ideal candidate will have: 1.3-5 Food service management experience (A degree in food service preferred) 2.Appropriate facilitation/instruction experience for the food service industry 3.High-level fluency and pronunciation in the target language 4.A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion 5.Excellent communication skills – Ability to explain concepts at a variety of levels.

6.Demonstrate professionalism in working with others 7.Ability to work independently and takes the initiative on assigned projects.

8.Strong work ethics with a desire to be part of a collaborative learning environment 9.Ability and desire to appropriately modify instructional approaches to address student needs promptly, and to receive and implement feedback on improving one’s teaching skills.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)Certification RequiredKey CompetenciesPhysical RequirementsWork HoursJob ConditionsEEO Statement Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran’s Preference Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

Disclaimer This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job.

But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.

Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document.

Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time.

Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

Posting Detail Information Open Date11/01/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants Supervisor / Contact Person: Dr.


Monceaux, Director, Lamar University Pathway Program Hours & Availability: Each course has 45 contact hours and 23 office hours with an estimated 25 prep/ grading hours over 16 weeks.

Face-to-face classes meet two-three times per week for 1-1.5 hours each session.

Classes times are flexible and depend on student enrollment.

Online classes meet virtually, 3 hours each week.

Face-to-Face Instructional Hours:MTWRF – 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM Online Instructional Hours: Dependent on student population Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

Are you claiming Veteran’s Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003?

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Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for.


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Bachelor’s Degree Associate’s Degree Some College Credits High School Diploma or GED In what subject did you receive your highest degree?

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HR is not responsible for checking your answer nor resubmitting your application back into the pool if you do not answer this question correctly.As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THECB website referenced above?

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Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents Letter of Interest Curriculum Vitae Unofficial Transcript 1 Certificate(s) Letter of Reference 1 Letter of Reference 2 Letter of Reference 3 Optional Documents