English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Term Lecturer
Competition 882

Department Faculty of Education - English Language School
Posted date
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

While this position welcomes applications from the public, please note that preference will be given to current employees at the University of Alberta. Please log in to verify your internal candidate status.

This full-time position has a monthly salary range of $4,992.38 to $7,211.85. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and achievements. This is a single-term contract with an end date of December 31, 2024. 

Location - This role is in-person at North Campus Edmonton.

Working at the University of Alberta

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Working for the English Language School

The English Language School, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, supports international students in meeting the English Proficiency Requirements for both Undergraduate and Graduate admissions. 


The English Language School at the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta invites applications for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Instructors for Fall term 2023. This position involves the responsibility of instruction of one 0-credit course (Academic Casual, Term Excluded) in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the University of Alberta. The contact hours of instruction are 16 hours per week plus office hours, Monday through Friday, over a thirteen-week period. 

The contact hours for the instruction of an EAP 136 course section will be 08:00 to 12:00 or 12:30 to 4:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (in person). 

In striving to create an inclusive and supportive community that is empowered to create evidence-based, state-of-the-art English language learning and professional development experiences in a diversity of learners, the ELS values the following core characteristics in all its instructors 1) Flexibility, 2) Commitment to Service, 3) Collegiality and 4) Pursuit of Professional Development Opportunities. Our primary goal is to achieve academic excellence in all ELS programs through the enhancement of the entire learning environment and the continuous pursuit of professionalism of faculty and staff.


Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), or Applied Linguistics; and recent experience teaching in university teaching at the undergraduate level.

Skills and Competencies

  • Experience teaching English language in a post-secondary setting
  • Extensive working knowledge of intercultural relations and environments, cultural sensitivity, and international students
  • Ability to employ varied English language instructional approaches informed by current research
  • Ability to design, select and administer effective formative language assessments
  • Excellent knowledge of grammatical and phonological systems of English
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively implement the curriculum
  • Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to listen and communicate effectively and sensitively, problem solve, negotiate, and an ability to counsel distressed or difficult students
  • Excellent communication skills, including very strong public speaking, presentation, and writing skills; ability to adapt communication style and to collaborate with colleagues
  • Ability to maintain and foster a collegial and professional environment
  • Critical thinking and organizational ability
  • Technically proficient in the computer environment and a working knowledge of various applications

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.