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.

Manager of International Research and Program Development

The Manager of International Research and Program Development participates in strategic planning for business development in the English Language Programs and for international initiatives in the Professional and Liberal Education (PLE) Group. This position engages in and supports research into international initiatives for both ELP and PLE.

Duties: The Manager supports new program design and oversees the financials of new and existing custom programs. This position supervises the Coordinator of Marketing and International Relations and has a dotted line report to the Associate Director of Market and Institutional Research at PLE. The Manager will also coordinate programs, teach in, or design curriculum for ELP programs. Please see the following link for more about our program:


Required: MA in TESOL or Applied Linguistics and a minimum of 2 years of experience teaching in an IEP with coordination and curriculum design experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. 3-5 years of teaching experience preferred. Experience in research to promote program design and reach target markets. Experience communicating with a wide range of international stakeholders or clients. Demonstrated ability to manage a busy and complex portfolio of responsibilities. Able to lead teams and be a member of a team to attain successful outcomes. Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (some evening and weekend events). Must be willing to travel domestically or internationally a few times a year.

Preferred: Business background or degree. Experience with budgeting. Experience supervising staff. Understanding and competency in a second language and strong understanding of cross-cultural issues and their relevance in the higher education context. Experience living and working abroad.

Background check required.

Qualified applicants, please apply through the Penn Human Resources website using Reference #02-17310.