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Adjunct Faculty/Part Time (ESL)

Takoma Park, Maryland

Job Title: Adjunct Faculty/Part Time (ESL)
Department: International Student Program
Reports; Director of English as a Second Language

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

Washington Adventist University is seeking candidates to expand its pool of adjunct faculty (part time) to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) courses Applications will be reviewed periodically based on student enrollment needs. 


  • Teach English courses – Conversation, Grammar, Reading and Writing for learners whose first language is not English. The special population would include those who want to improve their English Proficiency for academic, career, or learn the language for basic everyday use.
  • Prepare course outline and syllabus in accordance with guidelines, develop, course and lesson plans, and engage in the selection of textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Ability to work with students from other cultures and being sensitive to their learning need.
  • Possess a positive and welcoming attitude towards students and be able to create a vibrant learning environment
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organize weekly co-curricular events for students:  excursions, field trips, etc. in the DC area.  
The ESL program offers four levels of English courses: Basic, Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Advanced.  Each level has three subjects of 4 non-credit units. Available positions are contingent upon enrollment and instructional needs of the University. All initial interviews will be conducted in person and applicants must travel at their own expense. 

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a bachelor's degree in from an accredited college or university is required.
  2. One year of teaching or tutoring experience and ESL certification (TESOL or TEFL) is preferred

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices. 


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