Intensive English Programs (IEP) Instructor

Job no: 497095
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Education and Training, Instructional Services, Temporary opportunities

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Looking for an enriching part-time position where you engage with multilingual people from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds? Interested in providing English language training to global English speakers who wish to improve their language skills for academic, professional, and/or personal growth? Let the world be your classroom! If your teaching practice is motivated by making learning engaging, interactive, and inclusive, join Boise State’s Intensive English Program instructional team to teach English to speakers of other languages. As you will see, our students make coming to work the best part of the job.

Boise State University invites interested applicants to apply for the position of part-time Intensive English instructors. Instructors may teach up to two classes per session. The IEP offers 5 eight-week sessions per year.

Department Overview:

The IEP offers courses divided into five proficiency levels currently taught in blended classrooms. Our curriculum focuses on the communicative approach and includes instruction in the four core language skills.  All courses are scheduled during the day from Monday through Friday on the Boise State main campus. A typical class in the IEP has between 10 and 16 students.

Essential Functions:

The IEP Instructor will:
• Teach English language classes at a variety of levels;
• Differentiate learning in blended classrooms;
• Follow the established curriculum, objectives and outcomes;
• Manage attendance and other class-related reports on an on-line grading system;
• Collaborate with the other instructors and administration to assure student progress and satisfaction;
• Participate regularly in staff meetings;
• Respond to the various needs of a multilingual population.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● University-level IBP teaching experience
● Experience teaching abroad
● Possess strong classroom management skills.
● Ability to interact and work with non-native speakers.
● Proficiency in a second language.
● Masters in TESOL, Second and/or Foreign Language Acquisition, or related fields.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MA in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, English, or a related field.
  • Formal education and/or training in Second Language Acquisition.
  • Two years of teaching experience in a related field
  • Experience teaching in a higher educational environment
  • Experience teaching English in another country.
  • Proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Positive collegial & collaborative work ethic
  • Demonstrated history of program development & service
  • Expertise of integrating academic technology into the classroom
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information.  Required documents should be emailed to



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