Part-time Positions


The ELP welcomes applications throughout the year for adjunct (part-time) lecturers. Minimum qualifications are relevant teaching experience and completion of graduate coursework in TESOL. Preference is given to candidates who have received a master's in TESOL or closely related field, plus one year relevant teaching experience.  Applicants should send a resume and cover letter via email to Ms. Jenny L. Seng at or mail them to the following address:

Ms. Jenny L. Seng
English Language Programs
110 Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6274 USA

Program Assistants

Part-time program assistants are student workers who staff our Student Center or provide administrative support to various ELP programs. As familiarity with the campus is extremely helpful, most program assistants are Penn students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prospective applicants should check for openings on the Penn Student Employment website: Questions can be directed to Maddy LaFerla Jenni, Coordinator of Student Services at

Full-time Positions

With a full-time faculty and staff of over 30, the ELP occasionally has openings. Current openings (if any) are listed below. Qualified applicants must apply through the Penn Human Resources website rather than through the ELP.

Language Specialist

The University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs (ELP) offers instruction in English as a second or international language and exposure to the cultures of the United States. We serve adults whose purpose is to learn English for a variety of social, professional, academic, or personal reasons. For more information:

Duties: The Language Specialist teaches in the English Language Programs. When and as assigned s/he assists in the development of course curricula, and coordinates short programs. S/he interacts with students formally and informally. S/he contributes to the general planning for the ELP, and serves on committees and task forces.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree or more in TESOL and 2 years to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience teaching adults in a university setting strongly preferred. Must demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, the ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and a willingness to embrace new teaching challenges related to all types of EAP and ESP.

Background Check Required

Qualified applicants must apply through the Penn Human Resources website using Reference Number 02-18311.