LINGUIST List 10.1806

Sat Nov 27 1999

Jobs: Applied Ling, ESL

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  1. Susan Foster-Cohen, Applied Ling:Lecturship at the British Institute in Paris
  2. Jakob Dempsey, ESL:Associate,Assistant, and Full Professor at Yuan-Ze University,R.O.C.

Message 1: Applied Ling:Lecturship at the British Institute in Paris

Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 17:04:49 +0100
From: Susan Foster-Cohen <>
Subject: Applied Ling:Lecturship at the British Institute in Paris

Lectureship in English and Applied Linguistics at the British Institute 
in Paris

Applications are invited for a lectureship in English and Applied 
Linguistics at the British Institute in Paris, to take effect from September 
15th 2000.

The Institute

The British Institute in Paris is an Institute of Advanced Study of the 
University of London. It was founded as a two-way language school in 
1894, then reconstituted under its present name in 1927, and incorporated 
into The University of London in 1969. It consists of an English 
department, with a student population of 2,200 (attending 2 to 8 hours a 
week of classes); a French department, where some 300 British or English 
speaking undergraduates register every year; and a Distance Education 
section, where some 800 students follow variants of the conventional 
classroom courses.

The English Department

There are at present 15 lecturers, 1 senior lecturer (Dr. Susan Foster-
Cohen) who is Head of Department, and 16 part time tutors. The main 
activity of the department is the provision of extensive (10 to 15 week) 
courses in English for general purposes to predominantly French native 
speakers at all levels from beginner to bilingual. Courses are also offered 
on other rhythms (e.g. two-week intensives) and in other areas (e.g. ESP, 
literature). The department offers certificate and diploma level teacher 
training courses, and is in the process of planning an MA in Second and 
Foreign Language Teaching to which the new lecturer is expected to 
contribute significantly. The department is an important centre for 
examinations in France, offering both London University and UCLES 

The new lecturer

The department plans to appoint an English speaker (first mother 
tongue) with a doctorate and a research record and research plans 
appropriate to a lecturer starting a career, preferably in an area relevant to 
linguistics applied to language teaching and/or language acquisition. In 
addition to searching for candidates who can offer these research 
interests and can teach general English to non-native speakers, the 
department would also benefit from those with experience and interests 
in distance and self-access learning, CALL, literature (or advanced 
language through literature) or comparative cultural studies (particularly 
French/British). The successful applicant will be expected to offer 480 
contact hours or equivalent over each academic session, with released 
time for funded research. Every encouragement will be given to the 
appointee to engage in more specialised teaching, and to research in 
areas relevant to the Institute's work and academic profile. The 
appointment will be made in principle at grade `A' level, with the 
expectation of later advancement to grade `B'. The salary ranges 
applicable at present are �16,200 to �22,500 p.a. paid monthly in French 
francs. Contracts are subject to French law, and all French social 
security, pension and superannuation principles are applied.

Application forms (which are available from the address below or from 
the website: should be returned by 15 January 
2000 to
ADMINSEC Institut Britannique de Paris
11, rue de Constantine
75340 Paris Cedex 07
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Message 2: ESL:Associate,Assistant, and Full Professor at Yuan-Ze University,R.O.C.

Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 16:49:41 +0800
From: Jakob Dempsey <>
Subject: ESL:Associate,Assistant, and Full Professor at Yuan-Ze University,R.O.C.

Department of Foreign Languages And Applied Linguistics,
Yuan-Ze University

1. Rank: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
(~ tenure-track)
2. Position Requirements: Applicants should be specialists in teaching

English or Japanese (including courses in basic theory and
applications such as listening, speaking, conversation, reading,
writing, interpretation, translation, computer-aided instruction, and
multimedia instruction.)
3. Qualifications:
i) Ph. D. in related fields.
ii) Native speakers, or possessing language ability equivalent to
native speakers.
iii) Eligibile for a certificate issued by the Ministry of Education,
with a good teaching record.
iv) Outstanding achievements in research.
v) Ideals and enthusiasm for teaching.
vi) In addition to professional skills, those who have other
specialties (e.g., can teach two or more languages) are preferred.
4. Deadline: Applications must be received by December 31, 1999.
5. Appointments to begin on August 1, 2000.
6. Application Procedure:
To apply, please submit (1) curriculum vitae, two autobiographies (in
English or Japanese); (2) diplomas and transcripts; (3) three letters
of recommendation; (4) list of publications;
(5) two copies of doctoral dissertation and sample publications;
(6) statement of research and teaching plans (two copies in English or

(7) certificate(s) of academic ranking.

to Professor Ting-chi Tang
Chairman, Department of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics
Yuan-Ze University
Yuan-Tung Road #135
Chung-li, Taiwan 320

Inquire for further details, if needed, at:
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