LINGUIST List 11.1754

Mon Aug 14 2000

Jobs: General Linguistics

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  1. Atsushi Fukada, General: Director of Foreign Langs & Lit Dept, Purdue Univ., Indiana

Message 1: General: Director of Foreign Langs & Lit Dept, Purdue Univ., Indiana

Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 09:47:21 -0800
From: Atsushi Fukada <>
Subject: General: Director of Foreign Langs & Lit Dept, Purdue Univ., Indiana

Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Purdue University

Position Vacancy: Administrative Professional 0060A12
Appointment: 12 months (regular full-time)
Job Title: Director of the Foreign Languages Media Center
Accepting Applications: Immediately.
Expected Starting Date: As soon as possible

The Director of the FLMC is a full time administrative-professional
(AP) position with the overall duties and responsibilities of the
general supervision of the FLMC. S/he will assure that the overall
audio-visual as well as the computer needs of the faculty and teaching
staff are met and will provide technical support to the faculty and
teaching staff. S/he will manage/assist in the development of
software for language instruction, coordinate maintenance of
equipment, and supervise the work of the Media Center.

The essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Direct day-to-day operations of the FLMC (Foreign Languages Media
Center), including tape-duplication, equipment check-out, and
maintenance of the remote-access servers and the mail server. Direct
the Instructional Support Computer Lab. Make sure that all the
equipment is secure and in working order. Direct the FLL web site,
coordinating with section chairs and other web page owners. This
includes updating information in a timely fashion, adding information
as appropriate, and redesigning the pages for increased
attractiveness. Assign and supervise the work of the Electronics
Technician, Research Assistants (RAs) and work-study students. Manage
the FLMC account, discussing expenditures in excess of $100 and/or in
excess of budget with Assistant Head or Head of the Department. Assess
the use of technology in teaching in the department on a regular
basis. Work with instructional staff on the use of technology in
teaching and provides technical support. In addition to responding to
service requests, devise plans and strategies to improve the general
computer literacy of the staff. Design and create new services or
modify existing services in accordance with faculty and staff needs.
Keep abreast of the latest developments in foreign language pedagogy,
develop and modify as needed a sound working model for the FLMC.
Provide orientation for new instructional staff. Advise FLL Head
regarding purchases of electronic equipment.


1) Bachelors degree in Foreign Languages (Foreign Language Education,
Second Language Acquisition), engineering or computer-related field
required. Masters degree preferred.
2) Working knowledge of (a) foreign language(s) and general knowledge of
foreign language pedagogy.
3) Ability to work well with a large and diverse group of people.
4) Some teaching experience desired.

Application: Please send letter of application and resume to:

Connie Reckowsky (email:
Office of Personnel Services
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907

Purdue University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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