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For Summer 2015: Application deadline was March 22

We have identified an initial pool of candidates and do not anticipate additional openings this year. However, qualified instructors are still welcome to send in an application for the following post--these will be considered if we are not able to fill our openings from that pool.

The English for Foreign Students Program at Stanford University is anticipating two or three openings for August 2015 in an intensive four-week program, American Language and Culture: Silicon Valley. The program description is available at Prospective applicants should have a masters or doctoral degree in TESOL, linguistics, or applied linguistics or a closely related field. In addition, the position requires 1) a minimum of three years’ experience teaching academic English at the university level, 2) evidence of teaching excellence, and 3) the ability to collaborate closely with another teacher in guiding students through a research project culminating in a written paper and oral presentation. Classes are mornings every weekday August 3-28 with required early afternoon teacher meetings on Wednesdays or Thursdays. The salary is competitive. Applicants should submit a current CV and cover letter by March 22, 2015 to Please note that we do not normally hire from outside the San Francisco Bay region as there is a large local pool of qualified applicants. Note also that we are unable to provide housing or transportation assistance.

At present we do not anticipate openings in any of our other summer programs.

General information on EFS employment

The English for Foreign Students Program maintains a small instructional staff during the academic year (September-June). There are no openings anticipated for academic year 2014-15. Please note that any part-time openings during the academic year are normally filled by instructors who have taught with us in the summer. Any future full-time positions will be advertised prominently on this page.

During the summer, we run five ESL programs and hire 20-25 outside instructors. While we have a fairly high return rate from summer to summer, new openings can occur. We normally have an idea of those summer openings in late March or early April. We encourage interested candidates to review the information below and then submit an inquiry or application in mid-March.

Prospective applicants typically should have an MA or PhD in TESOL, linguistics, or applied linguistics and at least three years of recent experience teaching ESL in an adult academic setting with evidence of teaching excellence. Applicants with other graduate degrees but substantial relevant experience may also be considered. Please review the details of the summer programs on this site and submit a CV and cover letter to The letter should specify clearly how your education and experience fit the requirements of a position in one or more of those programs. Please note that we do not typically hire from outside the San Francisco Bay Area for summer positions since we have a large local pool of qualified candidates.

Updated April 9, 2015