ESL Instructors

Posted On: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Humber College is hiring four professors to teach exclusively in the Humber English Language Program within our offshore partner institution in Osaka, Japan. The English Language Centre (ELC) plays a vital role in the Humber community. Our programs are specifically created to help fulfill the various language needs of students who wish to pathway into academic programs at the college, and develop their professional English expertise for their career, increase their confidence and comfort level with spoken English. The Humber-Japan Program is an Offshore English as a Second Language Program jointly administered by Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and Kansai Gaidai University (KGU), Osaka, Japan. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn ESL and prepare for the TOEFL exam in their home institution to smoothly pathway to Humber programs in Canada.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Teaching 18 hrs per week, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a combination of Humber English for Academic Purposes (EAP), TOEFL, Workplace Writing, and Canadian Society & Culture curricula at the KGU campus in Osaka. The successful candidate will teach a full range of courses and skills in the program, primarily in the EAP program and TOEFL exam preparation courses, including reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension, grammar, research, and study/exam skills. They will also participate in the refinement and redesign of the curricula, define and evaluate learning outcomes; develop appropriate learning materials, and provide academic counselling to students with special consideration for the unique international context of the program. The incumbent will also be expected to collaborate with other members of the program within KGU and staff in Humber’s English Language Centre in order to support student pathways, mentoring, contribution to the overall direction of the program, and the development of the partnership.
As part of the package, candidates receive return flights, health insurance, and free accommodation


The successful candidate will have minimum qualifications of a Bachelor degree; TESL Canada/Ontario accreditation or OCELT certification; a minimum of two (2) years teaching experience in a Canadian or International post-secondary public or private sector environment in ESL programs. Industry acumen and experience is required along with specialized skills in the following areas: excellent presentation, communication, and human relations skills. In addition, the successful candidate will have engaging and effective teaching skills, demonstrated ability to coach and support students, demonstrated experience managing classroom dynamics, strong knowledge and application of current pedagogical principles, the ability to work with students of varied educational and cultural backgrounds; well-developed interpersonal skills; be a collaborative team player and be committed to a positive team culture. The successful candidate must have the ability to participate in a program orientation in Toronto, be able to live in Japan for 9 months, and have proven cross cultural sensitivity. Finally, the ideal candidate will be flexible, adaptable to new situations, and comfortable with ambiguity.

Humber College
3199 Lakeshore Blvd West
Room J102
Toronto, ON M8V1K8
Other information: 

We thank all applicants for their interest in these positions. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in a post-secondary environment. Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our Recruitment Coordinators will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format on request.

How to apply: 

Please follow this link on Humber’s career site for the job posting and details on the position:

Look for the position “Professor, Offshore English for Academic Purposes, Japan”.
Follow the process to make an application.

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