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Human Resources

English Language Learning (ELL) Specialist

Date Opened: 5-22-2014
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University invites applications for a part-time temporary English Language Learning (ELL) Specialist for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, this individual will assist international students in the Debby Ellis Writing Center (DEWC), and foster initiatives promoting ELL learning on campus. Additionally, the individual will help train DEWC student consultants, develop ELL resources and materials, and serve as a resource for faculty and staff across campus. It is anticipated that these duties will require 10 hours per week.

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in ESL, ESOL, Linguistics, or English, will have a minimum of one year teaching experience, and will have a background in ESL/ESOL and/or second language acquisition. Preferred qualifications include ESL certification, experience working with ESL/ESOL students at the college level, familiarity with writing centers/labs, and tutoring experience.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls almost 1500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Website at

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to ELL Specialist, Job #579, Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX 78627-0770 or FAX: 512-863-1880 or e-mail to:

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Only those resumes that include all the information requested will be considered. Please no third party submissions. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F  

Posted May 22, 2014.