CUNY CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) Continuing Education Teacher (Hourly) in Bronx, New York


CLIP is an intensive English language program for immigrant students who have been accepted to CUNY and who need to increase their academic English language proficiency in preparation for college classes. CLIP uses a sustained content-based approach with coursework centered on a theme and core texts. Instruction is designed to increase students' English language skills as they broaden their overall background knowledge in topics that will prepare them for general education courses at CUNY. Classes meet 25 hours a week in a day and evening sessions.

CLIP is operated collaboratively by the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, and nine participating CUNY colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, New York City College of Technology, Queensborough Community College and York College. The anticipated vacancy to be filled with this search is located at Hostos Community College.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide twenty-five (25) hours of instruction a week in academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking to a class of approximately twenty-five (25) students.

  • Integrate instruction in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking with instruction in level-appropriate academic content.

  • Provide written and oral feedback on content development as well as linguistic components of student work.

  • Maintain student records.

  • Participate in instruction-related program support activities, such as scoring of program-wide exams and class placement.

  • Collaborate in activities that foster continuous program improvement and development.

Anticipated hours are expected to be 9am - 6pm.

Additional information about CLIP can be found at

A candidate hired to teach CLIP classes will first be assigned as an hourly CLIP Continuing Education Teacher (CET) for thirty (30) hours per week. After successful completion of at least one full semester of service (up to 540 hours) as a CLIP CET, the CET will be eligible to be considered for appointment to the full-time CLIP Instructor title at any of the participating colleges to the extent that vacancies are available.


Bachelor's degree required. MA in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or related field strongly preferred.

In addition, the preferred candidate will possess the educational and professional qualifications indicated below:

  • Three (3) years of teaching experience relevant to preparing ESL students for college level study

  • Experience successfully developing and teaching content-based ESL curricula for academic purposes (integrating language instruction with academic content learning)

  • Ability to effectively implement a prepared curriculum and adapt it to students' needs

  • Excellent class management and facilitation skills and ability to build a collaborative learning community

  • Experience using a learner-centered approach

  • Experience teaching non-fiction and fiction reading skills

  • Experience teaching academic essay writing in response to reading

  • Interest and skills in innovative uses of instructional technology

  • Sensitivity to and experience with teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students

  • Flexible, creative, resourceful and able to work as part of a team

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to receive and incorporate feedback


Salary is $43.43 per hour; 30 hours per week. Appointment period: up to approximately six (6) months; a maximum of 540 hours for a full six-month appointment.

Benefits may include, but are not limited to: individual or family health insurance through the City of New York; prescription drug, dental and vision plans through the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund; and pension through the Teacher' Retirement System of New York City.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigate to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Postings"

Please attach resume, cover letter, and three professional references.


June 14, 2018


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) Continuing Education Teacher (Hourly)

Job ID: 18792

Location: Hostos Community College

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular