English Language Advisor

The Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium is delivering a two-year baccalaureate level competency-bridging program of study to help Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) become Registered Nurses (RNs) in Ontario and compete successfully for RN employment positions. The consortium is seeking to hire an English Language Advisor who will help IENs improve their English language skills throughout the competency-bridging program of study.

Position Description

English Language Advisor will be required to:

  • Meet virtually with students before papers are due in order to provide guidance and assistance so that students can learn from their errors and improve their papers before they are submitted.
  • Follow guidelines for providing English language assistance to ensure:
    • academic integrity
    • papers are not corrected, rather, observations and overall recommendations for improvement are made
    • meetings with students are tracked and recorded to document progress
  • Review/analyze graded papers, discussion posts, and other assignments from a language/grammar perspective; meet with students to discuss their errors, and recommend strategies to help them edit their own work and improve their language errors
  • Assign extra assignments and activities to students to help them improve their English language skills
  • Recommend and provide English language expertise and resources to students and the consortium team as needed
  • Provide overall English language expertise for the program of study as needed
  • Provide written reports to the Program Manager as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • M.A. or Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or closely-related discipline preferred
  • Certification in TESL by a TESL Canada recognized program
  • Minimum two years of directly-related experience in teaching English as a second language at the university preparation level (English for academic purposes) and/or in academic advising at the university level
  • Experience teaching in an online environment
  • Willingness to provide feedback to students and previous experience providing constructive feedback to students
  • Willingness to consult with and provide feedback to the consortium team
  • Willingness and ability to problem solve, take initiative, work independently, and follow up with students as needed

Other Considerations

  • Applicants will hold a contract with Trent University
  • The contract duration for the first course is September 1, 2019 to December 30, 2019 with the possibility of extension for all courses in the two-year program of study. Applicants should be able to commit to this role for the full two-year program of study. See schedule page for more details.
  • The contract rate is $5,083.50 per course
  • There is a maximum of 45 students in each course

Application Deadline

The application will remain open until the position is filled.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact ayeshabhatti@trentu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.