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ESL Immersion Adjunct

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Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Faculty


  • Main Campus

Franklin University and its partner institution, Urbana University, is hiring 1-2 adjunct faculty for it’s dynamic new ESL/ESP Immersion program located at the Urbana University campus. Successful applicants will teach full time in this 3 month residential, non-credit experiential program for Junior and Senior level students in engineering and business programs in Mexico.

The program provides a combination of intensive English instruction through integrated-skills course work, diverse and engaging cultural activities linked to project-based learning, and direct engagement with the Urbana campus and business communities. The program is designed to provide participants with a true cultural and linguistic immersion experience.

Ideal applicants are willing to participate enthusiastically in the cultural events and activities, demonstrate a true commitment to creating an excellent student experience inside and outside the classroom, possess a profound ability to adapt to and function within an atmosphere of great flux, and above all, understand how to manage the individual classroom while operating as part of a very close-knit team.  

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work a T-Sat workweek: Teaching 4 hours per day/4 days per week (T-F) and facilitating Saturday events for 2-4 hours • Support student participation in program activities by working with the Academic Program Director to develop materials for class designed to scaffold cultural and professional events • Work with students individually, as required • Assist in planning and executing weekly field trips and activities (although attendance only required for the Saturday activies) • Prepare end-of-term evaluations for each student taught  • Attend staff meetings

Position Requirements:

• Master's degree (or imminent completion of one) in TESOL or related field • At least 1-2 years of ESL teaching experience • Native or native-like proficiency in American English • Sensitivity to international students of all cultural backgrounds

• Demonstrated teaching ability • Ability to travel 4 days per week to Urbana University campus • Experience leading second-language acquisition activities experience in a liberal arts setting is preferred • Fluency in a language other than English is preferred


While this is a non-benefited, 3-month, adjunct contract, it is full time hours on a single campus. Free shared on-campus housing is also available as an option (private room with shared living and kitchen area). Program start date is scheduled for the end of the first week of February. 


About Urbana University

Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the historic city of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling, cheerleading, and shooting sports.

Urbana University is committed to providing a safe workplace and learning environment for all employees, students, and visitors, as well as committed to protecting University property and operations. It is the intent of the University to ensure a safe and secure environment by conducting criminal background checks on all individuals who have received an offer of employment with the University, and to comply with all relevant state, federal and local laws governing employment and background screening in its administration of this policy. To view our pre-employment policy, please click here.

Urbana University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.

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