Candidates for whom English is a second language may be required to make a formal presentation (e.g. teach a class, make a research presentation, or submit a video of teaching) to enable an assessment of their command of the English language in a teaching context. The Director of UNC Charlotte's English Language Training Institute (ELTI) or his or her representative will observe this presentation and submit such assessment to the chair in an observation report. The chair and dean may consider this observation report in making a recommendation for appointment. If the candidate is appointed as a faculty member, the observation report may signal the need for an appropriate ELTI support program for that faculty member as he or she begins work at UNC Charlotte.
Candidates for positions in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies are interviewed both in English and the language they will teach.