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Adjunct Pool in English as a Second Language, Intensive English Language Program

Department: School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences
Start date: Ongoing


The instructor(s) would teach courses in the Intensive English Language Program such as: Writing and Grammar; Reading, Vocabulary, and Critical Thinking Skills; Listening and Speaking Skills; TOEFL Preparation Courses.  Specific courses vary by semester.



  • Master’s degree in TESOL, Linguistics with an ESL emphasis, or related field;
  • Teaching experience in ESL at the college level;
  • Experience in, or aptitude for, teaching international students;
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.


  • Terminal degree in TESOL, Linguistics with an ESL emphasis, or related field;
  • College level teaching experience.


Dependent on qualifications and experience.


Send a letter of application, a completed faculty (admin.) application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Ron Herms
Dean, School of HRSS
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut, Box 2301
Fresno, CA 93702

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University description

Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,500 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 47 percent. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists, U.S. News places it at number 13 in its category for student social mobility and Money has ranked it at number 11 among 50 Best Colleges for Transfer Students. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific Idea here.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.