Manager, English for Academic Purposes

Posted On: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University's School of Continuing Studies is the fastest growing continuing education provider in the country. The School is a diverse community of learning united by a shared sense of purpose — achieving personal and professional growth in a world of constant change. With a commitment to lifelong learning and access to education, the School offers professional programs and English language preparation. The School is composed of a dynamic professional programming unit that develops innovative certificate programs that prepare both domestic and international professionals to thrive in the rapidly changing world of work. It is also home to the York University English Language Institute -- the largest university English language institute in Canada.

The Institute, an integral part of the School of Continuing Studies, provides quality English for academic and specialized purposes instruction, serving students from more than 50 different countries, and is the largest public English Language Institute in Canada. The Institute’s students come from around the world to pursue English-language proficiency in the context of their academic and professional goals, taking advantage of flexible pathways, specialized streams, and accelerated timelines designed to support what comes next. The Institute offers a range of specialized courses to meet the needs of specific groups of students (primarily international students), with the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as a main focus. Students outperform their peer group and come away with a combination of practical knowledge and broad expertise to prepare them to meet their life goals.

The Institute’s programs have been developed in one of the most multicultural cities in the world and on campus at the third largest university in the country. The Institute embraces the value that comes with diversity.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

In this role you will be responsibility for managing and overseeing assigned English Language Institute existing programs or new programs. As a member of the YUELI Management Team you will contribute to the overall YUELI strategic plan by providing key program-related input. You will be responsible for the program's overall success including academic outcomes and management of marginal profitability through cost control. As the Manager, you will be accountable for full-cycle talent management of program Instructors. In addition, you will have responsibility for staffing teaching assignments, admission evaluation, student placement, class schedules, class changes, student and instructor concerns/grievances, program utilization of resources and technology, program design and development, student/instructor evaluation and assessment, and the coordination/supervision of program instructors.


To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

A graduate degree in TESL/Applied Linguistics or closely related subject, as well as a TESL Canada approved certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. a sound knowledge and in-depth understanding of the literature and pedagogy in the EAP field and 5-7 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. Relevant experience includes needs assessment, curriculum development, instructional design, training delivery, as well as project management. Experience with student advising and support.

York University
4700 Keele Street
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Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
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How to apply: 

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 103015.

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