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Links to Job Listings by ELT Job Sector

Since September 2009, I have been keeping track of full-time job openings for English language teachers in higher education and the private sector.  Most of these job openings are announced on HigherEdJobs.com and the TESOL Career Center. I do not include job openings for part-time or adjunct positions and job openings from programs that require their applicants to hold a specific type of religious faith.  Jobs are listed by month in reverse chronological order (starting from the present), indicating the month the jobs were announced and NOT the starting date/month.

The archives are updated almost daily, and I analyze the archives monthly.  The purpose of this archive is to answer:
  • "Where are most of the jobs?" 
  • "When are jobs advertised?"
  • "How has the demand changed over the years?"
  • "What types of teaching jobs are there?"
Below is a brief explanation of each webpage.

Professorships 

As of January 2017,  there are two webpages for professorship job postings.  The first is for tenure-track positions and the second for non-tenure track positions.  These pages are more complex than the others because I color code the schools in accordance to the basic description from the Carnegie Classification system.

Doctoral universities
  • R1 = no color coding
  • R2 = blue lettering
  • R3 = purple lettering
Master's colleges and universities
  • M1 = green highlighting
  • M2 = yellow highlighting
  • M3 = red highlighting
 All other types are in italics
  • Most of these are liberal arts colleges
  • Some are also specialized schools, such as schools of art

Program Directors or Administration

I did not follow these job openings as closely as professorships until 2010 or 2011, so please consider listings in 2009 and 2010 as incomplete.  I do not distinguish between director positions or other administrative positions.  What are other administrative positions?
  • Assistant directors
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • Assessment coordinators 
  • Instructional technologists

University ESL

This page lists full-time teaching positions in university and colleges in the United States (and maybe a rare few in Canada). Some of these programs are a part of the university and some are independently operated but are located on campus. Sometimes lines are blurred between independent non-profits and chain programs, but I usually identify the university campus rather than the name of the English language program.

Community College ESL

This page lists full-time teaching positions in community colleges across the United States. Please take note that community colleges have a higher proportion of part-time/adjunct positions and so it's more likely they hire locally and promote an internal candidate from part-time to full-time.

Other Jobs

This is my least reliable page because "other" is an ambiguous category.  Basically, it means the job can't be placed in the categories above.  These jobs used to be mostly editing or consulting jobs, but recently they are teaching jobs at national and international chains.



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