The PennTESOL Opportunities page is where you can find job postings, professional development events, calls for proposals, grants, research, and other news relevant to the field of English language teaching in and around Eastern Pennsylvania.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 8:59 PM | PTE (Administrator)

    Peace Corps is seeking a Specialist to work in its Education sector.

    The position is based in Washington, DC.

    Candidates are sought with a background in a STEM, Early Childhood Education, lower grades teacher-training, or school/community engagement.

    To access a general position description, salary range, application process and submission portal:

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor

  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018 8:26 PM | PTE (Administrator)

    Position Overview 

    The role of the ESL Instructor is to develop and implement a best-practice based curriculum rooted in the real-life needs of English language learners.

    Essential Job Functions

    ·      Prepare and deliver adult education curriculum in classroom setting. Lessons must address real-life goals including attainment of citizenship, getting or keeping employment, and transition to GED or post-secondary education.

    ·      Monitor students’ progress through use of standardized assessments.

    ·      Attend Teachers meetings and professional development as approved by supervisor.

    ·      Submit weekly lesson plans and key student data, including attendance, goal attainment, and barriers to participation.

    ·      Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Non-essential Job Functions

    ·      Support DCLC special events.


    ·      Minimum bachelor’s degree and 2 years of work experience in ESL instruction.

    Other Skills/Abilities

    ·      Certification in CASAS administration. If not, already certified training will be provided by DCLC.

    ·      Ability to support students in connecting to support service staff.

    • -      Cover letter
    • -      Resume
    Email to Executive Director Kate McGeever –

  • Sunday, November 18, 2018 5:57 PM | PTE (Administrator)

    ESL Lecturers for Spring/Summer Program

    We are looking for qualified and talented teachers for a variety of classes.





    Prepare for and teach ESL courses as assigned and in accordance with curricular guidelines; inform students of course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies; maintain records of student attendance and academic progress/achievement, and submit them according to deadlines; attend faculty meetings as scheduled; assume other duties, which will vary according to the program in which the appointment is held. 


    Master’s degree in TESOL preferred, or closely-related field, plus teaching experience in university-based ESL programs similar to the University of Pennsylvania’s ELP. Minimum qualifications: substantial coursework at the graduate level in TESOL or related field plus teaching experience. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

    Appointment Terms

    These are part-time appointments for the duration of Spring and/or Summer sessions. New Teacher Orientation will occur before the start of classes.


    Qualified applicants should provide via email a resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of three references to:


    John Cotton

    English Language Programs

    University of Pennsylvania

    Room 036, Fisher-Bennett Hall

    3340 Walnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6274



    Resumes will be reviewed immediately and review will continue until all positions are filled.  Additional information about the English Language Programs and about the University of Pennsylvania can be obtained from our websites:

    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices.

  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 3:21 PM | PTE (Administrator)

    Job Opening at Lehigh University Title: Language Specialist

    Department: International Center for Academic and Professional English (

    Posting Date: 08/03/2018


    Apply for the Position:


    The International Center for Academic and Professional English (ICAPE) at Lehigh University comprises a dynamic group of instructors and administrators committed to excellence and best practices in English language instruction and ongoing support for multilingual speakers of English at the graduate and undergraduate levels of education. ICAPE programming includes advanced level credit courses, non-credit intensive English courses, the ITA program, and year-round tutoring and workshops. The Language Specialist job is a full-time exempt Instructional Staff position with responsibilities that cross all areas of ICAPE’s programs including curriculum development, instruction, assessment, administrative responsibilities, and professional development activities. Minimum qualifications include: Master's Degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics or Linguistics; three to five years related work experience; knowledge of curriculum development and instruction; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; solid writing ability and organizational skills; solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software; successful completion of standard background checks and reports. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested parties should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, and references through the Lehigh Hiretouch link.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:09 AM | PTE (Administrator)

    One of PennTESOL-East's members is working with the Office of Adult Education, and they are looking for more volunteers.

    Please email if you are interested and would like to learn more information.

  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 3:58 PM | Dawn Adamoli

    Full-time ESL instructor for Arcadia University courses in China, February 26th to mid-June. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Visa, airfare, and accommodations included. Contact Jan Finn ( and attach a current CV. 

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:58 PM | Dawn Adamoli

    Drexel University’s English Language Center has an ongoing need for tutors of IEP and international students. This is a paid position.


    Tutors work a minimum of three hours a day, one day per week. Additional days and hours may be possible.


    Tutoring occurs at the English Language Center or Lincoln Plaza.


    Minimum eligibility is enrollment in a Teaching English as a Second Language  program.


    Send an expression of interest to

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:54 PM | Dawn Adamoli

    Non-Tenure Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics (Director of Academic Integration/Applied Linguistics)

    Penn State Abington, Division of Arts and Humanities, seeks a committed and energetic scholar-administrator to lead initiatives for our multilingual student population, including Academic Integration Courses(AIC) and the Applied Linguistics programs(TESOL minor and ESL Specialist Certificate). As the most ethnically and linguistically diverse campus of Penn State, Abington College has developed a full range of curricular and co-curricular programs to serve its fast-growing population of multilingual students. The successful candidate for this position will: direct the AIC program; coordinate with AIC's teaching and administrative partners; manage placement of new students; support and mentor faculty, and teach one course per semester. We seek a colleague with experience teaching college composition for English language learners; collaborating with faculty on related pedagogical issues; and the ability to teach courses in theory, methodology, and praxis in second language acquisition. Our successful candidate will pursue a research agenda related to teaching and learning of languages in academic contexts, administration of academic programs, or language policy in education. The Division of Arts and Humanities values and cultivates a friendly, professional, and healthy atmosphere for its faculty and students. Abington is a baccalaureate-degree granting college of Penn State University. We offer the advantages of small-college life paired to the resources of a Big Ten university, just ten miles from downtown Philadelphia. About half of our 4,000 students enroll in BA and BS programs at Abington, while the rest finish their degrees at Penn State's University Park campus. The College strongly supports first-generation, minority, and multilingual students who make up more than half of the student body. We seek candidates with a Master's degree in TESOL or equivalent, and prefer the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or a cognate area. We particularly value professionals with both experience and fresh ideas in the area of multi-language learning. This is a non-tenure line position with a 48-week. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Please apply with a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae. In addition, please upload three letters of reference with contact information.

    Apply online at

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  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:49 PM | Dawn Adamoli

    Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs Bilingual Teacher Job Fair

    When? Monday, December 11th 2017  4:30 pm - 6:00pm

    Where? School District of Philadelphia 

    440 N Broad St – Atrium

    Philadelphia, PA 19130

    What? Meet and talk with principals and teachers currently working in our dual language programs. Learn about opportunities available in the school district.

    If you have a calling to become a Bilingual Education Teacher, don’t ignore it – Answer!

    Questions??? Contact: Santiago Sanchez, Dual Language Curriculum Specialist. (215) 400-6386. 

    Bilingual Fair Flyer (2).pdf

  • Friday, October 20, 2017 4:28 PM | Dawn Adamoli


    I am a recruiter for the U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow Program. I was wondering if I might be able to post a job on PennTESOL job board for U.S. TESOL professionals?


    Here is the job listing title and information, and please let me know if you have any questions:


    Worldwide EFL Projects for the U.S. Department of State

    The English Language Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. The Program places highly qualified teachers in paid professional positions at projects initiated by U.S. Embassies in all regions of the world. It is an opportunity for ESL/EFL teachers to enhance their professional career as they contribute to cross-cultural awareness throughout the world. Assignments are for a 10-month period typically beginning in September 2018.

    The English Language Fellow Program is now recruiting applicants for approximately 100 positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

    ***APPLY NOW for 2018-2019 projects. The priority deadline is November 30. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all projects have been filled. Applications are only accepted through the online application at For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

    Who are we looking for?  TESOL educators with:

    ·         Experience and demonstrated commitment to teaching ESL/EFL

    ·         A graduate degree in TESOL or a related field

    ·         Personal qualities of flexibility, cultural adaptability, and resourcefulness

    ·         U.S. citizenship

    More detailed information regarding eligibility is available on the website.

    Program benefits: 

    ·         Stipend: $30,000 

    ·         Living allowance (housing, food, utilities, local transportation) 

    ·         Dependents allowance 

    ·         Pre-departure allowances 

    ·         Supplemental health benefit plan 

    ·         Round trip airfare to and from assignment

    ·         Program activities allowance

    Complete application dossier must be submitted online. Please visit to apply. 

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