LINGUIST List 11.1161

Sun May 21 2000

Jobs: EFL Coordinator II, Universidad de la Sierra

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  1. Jennifer Sisane, EFL Coordinator II at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Poza Rica, Veracruz Mexico

Message 1: EFL Coordinator II at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Poza Rica, Veracruz Mexico

Date: 20 May 2000 14:59:51 -0000
From: Jennifer Sisane <>
Subject: EFL Coordinator II at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Poza Rica, Veracruz Mexico

Rank of Job: Coordinator
Areas Required: EFL Coordinator II
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Universidad de la Sierra, A.C.
Department: International Affairs
State or Province: Poza Rica, Veracruz
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 II:

Coordinator, Department of Languages & Culture
Universidad de la Sierra, A.C.
Poza Rica, Veracruz 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 new campus in Poza Rica, Veracruz. The coordinator will have a
critical role in the development of the department in all areas
including the future integration of our Teaching Internship Program at
this campus. 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 Poza Rica

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 a teaching resource file on CD of supplementary lessons and 
-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;
-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.

Poza Rica, Veracruz is located in a modern, industrial city with a
population of approximately 350,000 inhabitants. The climate is hot and
humid nearly year round and is about 1 hour from the coast. It is also
in close proximity to the El Tajin archaeological site.

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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