Adjunct Instructor

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Adjunct Instructor
Posting Number F1700172
Employer State
Appointment Term Temporary
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The English Language Institute at the University at Buffalo invites applications for Adjunct Instructors to teach credit bearing and/or non-credit English as a second language courses.

The credit-bearing English as a Second Language program includes undergraduate level, credit-bearing courses in spoken English, in written English, and a graduate level course in Communication skills for International Teaching assistants. Each credit-bearing class typically meets two or three times per week.

The non-credit Intensive English program includes courses in grammar and writing, speaking and listening, and in reading. Instructors in the Intensive English Program teach daily, five days per week.

Specific responsibilities for ELI Adjunct Instructors include:

• Prepare lesson plans based on ELI’s established syllabi, and deliver classroom based instruction.
• Evaluate student class work, assignments, and papers; develop and evaluate student quizzes and tests. Maintain related student records, such as grades, attendance, pre/post testing data. Proctor exams.
• Participate in departmental meetings and professional development events.
• Instructors teaching credit-bearing courses are to maintain office hours.

Applications are being accepted on an on-going basis, and positions will be filled as needed on a semester by semester basis.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field, plus current full-time enrollment in a Master’s program in TESOL or a related field. One year of related teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field. Teaching experience at college/university level to adults. Working knowledge of Blackboard, the learning management system at UB.

Physical Demands
FTE Varies
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

•While we are commencing our recruitment efforts for adjunct faculty positions, it is understood that hiring is contingent on course availability, funding and course enrollment.

•Interested candidates must apply through UB Jobs.

•Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide three letters of reference, which address your exemplary teaching abilities

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Contact Information

Contact's Name Kathleen L. Curtis
Contact's Title Associate Director
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone (716) 645-2077

Posting Dates

Posted 11/02/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
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Supplemental Questions

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  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
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  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents