LINGUIST List 11.1159

Sun May 21 2000

Jobs: EFL Coordinator, Universidad de la Sierra

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  1. Jennifer Sisane, EFL Coordinator at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Puebla Mexico

Message 1: EFL Coordinator at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Puebla Mexico

Date: 20 May 2000 14:57:48 -0000
From: Jennifer Sisane <>
Subject: EFL Coordinator at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Puebla Mexico

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: EFL Coordinator I
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Universidad de la Sierra, A.C.
Department: International Affairs
State or Province: Puebla, Puebla
Country: Mexico
Final Date of Application: June 9, 2000
Contact: Jennifer Sisane

Address for Applications:
Calle 8 Sur 706; Colonia Centro CP 72000
Puebla CP 72000

Position Opening:

Coordinator, Department of Languages & Culture
Universidad de la Sierra, A.C.
Huauchinango, Puebla Campus

The Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. (USAC) is seeking to fill the
position of Coordinator of the Department of Languages & Culture at our
Huauchinango, Puebla campus. The coordinator has a critical role in the
maintenance and development of the USAC Teaching Internship Program. The
coordinator will act as a mentor to visiting instructors and assist them
in their professional development as well as in their adjustment to the
University and local community. Furthermore, the coordinator will serve
on an inter-campus directive committee to ensure a consistent level of
quality at all three USAC campuses. The coordinator reports to the Vice
Rector of International Affairs and works closely with the Vice Rector
of the Huauchinango Campus.

Responsibilities include:

-Recruit, interview, evaluate and hire all local language faculty; serve
 on Internship Search Committee to select visiting foreign language interns;
-Direct supervisor of all local and visiting language faculty;
-Schedule all language courses and make appropriate faculty class
-Develop curricula and teaching materials for new community-based and
 corporate language classes;
-Maintain all course anthologies on CD for distribution to each USAC campus;
-Maintain teaching resource file on CD of supplementary lessons and activities;
-Teach approximately 8 contact hours per week;
-Promote the language program and University in student recruitment
 tours (minimal travel required);
-Serve as a mentor to teaching interns and ensure all support services
 are available to them;
-Develop orientation and teaching resource guides for interns;
-Ensure the successful completion of all intern projects and program
 language activities;
-Provide a monthly report regarding departmental activities.

Position Requirements:
-MA in TESOL, English or closely related field;
-Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience and 2 years of administration
 and/or student advising experience;
-Excellent organizational and communication skills;
-Attention to detail and quality;
-Ability to integrate faculty into a cohesive team;
-Experience studying or living abroad;
-Communicative fluency in Spanish;
-Proficiency in French and CALL desirable;
-Teacher training and corporate course development experience desirable.

The University:
The Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. is an accredited nonprofit private
institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, certificate and
distance learning programs. At the undergraduate level, USAC offers
programs in law, accounting, administration, tourism, information
systems, computer science, engineering, and architecture. USAC offers
graduate programs in teaching, administration, finances and law.
USAC�s certificate programs include education, administration, and
taxes. The University has grown to include 3 campuses and has plans
for further expansion. At present, USAC has campuses in Huauchinango,
Puebla; Puebla, Puebla; and Poza Rica, Veracruz. Program offerings
vary at each campus.

Huauchinango is a beautiful mountain community of approximately 80,000
inhabitants. It is located in the Sierra Norte of Puebla and is 100
miles northeast of Mexico City (3 hours via bus). The climate varies
from hot summers to cold winters.

The coordinator will receive a competitive monthly salary, round-trip
airfare, and a generous paid vacation package. The University will pay
all costs associated with obtaining an appropriate visa.

Starting Date:
Mid July 2000 (flexible) The coordinator will be expected to make a 2
year commitment.

Application Information:
To apply, please fax the materials listed below. For prompt
consideration, please apply by June 9, 2000. Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

-Cover letter stating professional interests, academic training,
 practical experience and availability dates;
-Curriculum Vitae;
-Three letters of recommendation;
-Unofficial transcripts (Please have official transcripts sent to the
 Search Committee's attention);
-Photocopies of diplomas and applicable certificates.

Please contact Jennifer Sisane, USAC Coordinator Search Committee Chair,
if you would like to receive an information packet. She may be reached
at the Puebla, Puebla campus at the numbers below or via e-mail at

Informational interviews will be conducted at the NAFSA conference for
prospective candidates. This year's conference will be held in San
Diego, California ( Candidates who are not able
to attend the conference will not be excluded from consideration.

Vicerrector�a de Asuntos Internacionales
Universidad de la Sierra, A.C.
Calle 8 Sur 706
Colonia Centro CP 72000
Puebla, Puebla

Phone: 52 (2) 2-42-63-01 or 52 (2) 2-42-60-79
Fax: 52 (2) 232-38-28
Web: (Huauchinango campus site)
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