Arcadia University

Job Description: Arcadia University will provide intensive English language instruction to approximately 60 second-year students, divided into three sections, in the Mathematics program at Jiangsu University. The course is to help students improve their writing and speaking abilities in order to pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, after which they may be qualified to enroll in Arcadia at the beginning of their third or fourth year. Due to the time difference between the United States and China, this online course requires the instructor to teach in the morning four days a week and in the evening two times a week. A 4-Credit Course

Location: Glenside/Remote location

Essential Functions:

  • Providing online instruction on writing and speaking to prepare second-year students at Jiangsu University for the IELTS: approximately 10 hrs/week
  • Maintaining virtual office hours at least 6 times during the semester
  • Coordinating with English professors at Jiangsu University on topics to cover in the course
  • Submitting final grades within 4 days of the end of the semester
  • Coordinating with Arcadia University program manager, Tran Chau, to ensure quality instruction

Marginal Functions:

  • Providing opportunities for students to practice speaking English


  • Three years of experience teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
  • Travel or study abroad experience, ideally in China or Asia
  • Familiarity with English proficiency tests, such as the IELTS, TOEFL, or Duolingo

    Dates of Service:
  • August 28 - December 22, 2023

  • Received: Tran Chau

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.A. in TESOL, English or related field

    Other Requirements: (e.g., certificates, license required)
  • Stable internet connection
  • Computer with webcam and microphone
  • Experience with Canvas and Zoom preferred

Application Instructions:

  • A link to our most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement:
  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, service, and/or lived experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will include a statement of interest demonstrating examples of ways they will incorporate our values. in their teaching and scholarly work through application, methodology, content, and/or inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds pursuing research/creative work.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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