This position is a full time regular 12-month teaching assignment with a reduced teaching load within IEP. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the incumbent in this position will have coordinative responsibility for developing and overseeing student activities for the IEP program.
Teaching Duties: • Teach 16-17 contact hours a week, during the year. Release time will be provided for administrative responsibilities. • Conduct teaching assignments within a broad scope of courses in the IEP and to maintain familiarity with all courses. • Develop syllabus for assigned courses following approved curriculum. • Develop appropriate materials, exercises and tests for assigned classes. • Attend meetings and provide input requested by the directors. • Assess students’ performance in an accurate and unbiased manner. • Maintain students informed of their progress through regular feedback and graded material. • Treat all students fairly and impartially, maintaining cultural sensitivity. • Assist with registration, testing, and placement testing as assigned each term or on as needed basis. • Be responsible for one “service” assignment each semester. • Adhere to guidelines and deadlines for recording attendance, grades, sponsor reports, and other responses as requested. • Attend school and departmental meetings. • Maintain at least 5 office hours per week for consultation with students and colleagues. • Display courtesy and effectively interact with the University community (including students and departmental colleagues). • Cooperate with colleagues by collaborating on and sharing ideas and materials and by being accessible and dependable. • Consistently strive to grow professionally and participate in both in-house and external professional development opportunities throughout the year. • Support and participate in social, recreational and cultural activities scheduled for students. • Provide evaluations, recommendations and any other input requested regarding student performance. • Carryout 2 peer observations per calendar year.
• Develop co-curricular offerings to increase cultural knowledge, support academic activities, and facilitate contact between IEP and American students. These include providing opportunity for conversations, on and off campus activities and service learning/volunteer opportunities. • Serve as language and culture resource for IEP Students; guide them with their non-academic pursuits. • Research, plan, organize and facilitate all IEP student activities. Be innovative in the design and implementation of such. Develop activities execution and evaluation checklists. Arrange transportation, meals, and tickets for all activities. • Work with other IEP faculty and administrators in proposal development for new activities and/or local programs. • Encourage and develop activities to promote integration of IEP students on campus. • Enlist and guide faculty participation at student activities. • Set up and maintain records of student activities. • Negotiate with vendors for activities and services. • Obtain all necessary permits/contracts for student activities. • Establish/Maintain awareness and follow through on all University financial and safety policies and guidelines when planning activities and interacting with vendors. • Plan end-of-semester grades and certificate ceremony. • Promote and coordinate Conversation Program for IEP and American students. • Provide content for Student Activities webpage. • Provide content for IEP Facebook and other Social Media. • Hire, orient, train and supervise Student Activities student workers. • Consistently and deliberately circulate around Allen Hall during student break times to mingle with students and address any concerns. • Coordinate/provide support services and serve as a liaison between University offices, such as Residence Halls, UM Off Campus Housing Coordinator, Dining Services, Cane Cards, Student Affairs, Wellness Center, Athletics, Student Activities, Parking and Public Safety.
Master’s Degree required in ESL or related field with coursework in the areas of linguistics, culture and society, educational foundations, second language pedagogy, second language assessment, and language teaching practicum.
Two years’ teaching experience required in an academic ESL, including experience in teaching multilingual classes in all areas of English language skills and at all levels of English proficiency at the post-secondary level. Previous formal study of a second language and experience living or teaching overseas is preferred.
Computer skills and working familiarity in multimedia lab system required.
Demonstrated excellence in planning, presentation, and classroom management skills.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to new techniques and situations required by the teaching assignment
University of Miami Intensive English Program prepares international students to enter a university in the U.S. by providing instruction in English language and academic study skills. The IEP also helps its international students adapt to university life and American culture. The program facilitates intercultural understanding, offers support and guidance related to non-academic issues, and builds... ease and confidence in a new culture.The University of Miami is committed to educating and nuturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission,vaction, paid hoildays and much more. Come join our team!