Adjunct Professor, College of Education English Language Learner Programs

On 2/10/2014


College of Education at Lipscomb University

The M.Ed. in English Language Learners and K-6 is a respected and successful preparation program for EL teachers in middle Tennessee, preparing more than 100 teachers in the last year and enjoying partnerships with Metro Nashville Public Schools and strong ties with other middle Tennessee schools. This practical strategy-based English Language Learner program is designed to equip teachers to improve EL student achievement and success in schooling.

Lipscomb College of Education is seeking excellent adjunct professors with extensive classroom experience teaching EL students and who hold a doctorate in ELL, linguistics, foreign language, or a related field. Applicants with an Ed.S. or an Ed.D. in education will be considered if they have an academic background and teaching experience in second language acquisition.

Classes are taught in flexible formats: online hybrid, weekends, evenings, and intensive summer courses, so applicants must be comfortable teaching both online and face-to-face in varied formats. Many classes are weekend/hybrid, so there is room for flexibility within the scheduling of courses. However, applicants must also be willing to collaborate closely with full time instructors and to teach one to three classes a year.

Lipscomb is a Christian university, and all adjuncts must be willing to support the vision of strong Christian values in the classroom.

Lipscomb University, a Tier 1 master's university affiliated with the churches of Christ, has more than 4,000 students and was selected as one of only 16 “top up-and-coming” master's universities, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s "2010 America’s Best Colleges" guidebook, and was ranked 18th in the Southeast overall. Lipscomb is located in Nashville, Tennessee, the nation’s 27th largest city and ranked as one of the five friendliest cities in America. Study abroad programs include offerings in Vienna, London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Santiago, Chile. Lipscomb’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level.

Interested candidates should contact Jeanne Fain, Lead Faculty of ELL Program, at 615-966-5041 or by email at

Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its employment practices.