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Now hiring an SS – Instructor of English for Medical Purposes

True Blue, Grenada
Faculty – Liberal Arts – English as Second Language

SS – Instructor of English for Medical Purposes

St. George’s University invites applicants for a full-time position in the Department of Educational Services beginning 8/1/2019.

Job Description:

The Specialized English Language Program (SELP) is a small, innovative program that serves the communication needs of the diverse student and faculty population at SGU. The primary goal of the program is to help students and faculty develop skills in reading, writing, and speaking to meet their academic and professional language demands. We are always expanding our programming to meet the needs of our dynamic campus.


  • In general, the instructor contributes to ongoing SELP programming, course and curriculum design, professional development (including an individual or team research agenda), and other program duties as needed.
  • Instructors are expected to be on campus for 40 hours a week. A non-traditional work week may be required.
  • This position may include some teaching responsibilities outside of normal working hours, due to timetable constraints of the numerous university populations served by SELP.
  • In the Medical English Bridge Program (MEBP), the instructor is an integral part of a collaborative teaching team, contributing to testing, assessment design and administration, and ongoing curriculum development for integrated-skills intensive English for Medical Purposes courses for students conditionally admitted to medical or veterinary school.
  • The Medical Academic Communication (MAC) requires the instructor to lead our communication support program for matriculated medical and veterinary students, teaching small group sessions and continuing to develop teaching/learning activities


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as TESOL, ESL, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, English/Composition (with some coursework in ESL), or closely related field.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience at the college or university level in a related field.
  • Experience teaching English to international students.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to combine a creative and evidence-based approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to work successfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience using instructional technology in the blended learning environment and online learning management systems.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Native-like competence in English.

Experience preferred:

  • Design of testing/assessment tools and protocols, curriculum and materials development.
  • Teaching English for Medical Purposes.
  • Developing medical English materials and medical terminology/grammar tasks/exercises.
  • Development a course or curriculum for clinical communication skills.
  • Administrative or leadership role in education.
  • Specific research interest/agenda and a desire to pursue academic research


  • Experience living or working abroad

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • To ensure full consideration, complete application materials including CV and Cover Letter should be submitted to be considered.
  • Salary is competitive and paid in US dollars.
  • Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled.

St. George’s University is a truly international recognized institution located in the English-speaking Caribbean island of Grenada, attracting students from over 80 nations. It boasts a new, rapidly developing and expanding campus, designed to meet the needs of modern innovative instruction. The University includes internationally recognized Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and a Graduate Studies Program. The School offers a unique opportunity to work in a stimulating multicultural environment. Alongside a dedicated faculty and highly motivated student body, St. George’s University emphasizes the highest standards of teaching, while encouraging research and hosting the Windward Island Research Foundation (WINDREF) on campus.

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