LINGUIST List 12.1192

Mon Apr 30 2001

Jobs: Director - English Lang Institute, Georgia USA

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  1. Eric Spears, Director of the English Language Institute: Director at Mercer University, Georgia USA

Message 1: Director of the English Language Institute: Director at Mercer University, Georgia USA

Date: 27 Apr 2001 23:37:46 -0000
From: Eric Spears <>
Subject: Director of the English Language Institute: Director at Mercer University, Georgia USA

Rank of Job: Director
Areas Required: Director of the English Language Institute
Other Desired Areas: TESOL, Applied Linguistics, International Education
University or Organization: Mercer University
Department: International Programs
State or Province: Georgia
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: May 15, 2001
Contact: Eric Spears

Address for Applications:
1400 Coleman Avenue
GA 31207


Mercer University is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader for the
English Language Institute, which is an English as a Second Language
(ESL) program. The English Language Institute prepares international
students for study in the American university by improving their
speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills. It is a non-degree
program that offers non-credit courses. 

Mercer University is a church-related institution of higher learning
that seeks to achieve excellence and scholarly discipline in the
fields of liberal learning and professional knowledge. The University
is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual
freedom, while affirming religious and moral values that arise from
the Judeo-Christian understanding of the world. Mercer University has
more than 7,000 students that come from 36 states and 70 foreign
countries. The University currently enrolls 132 ESL students on its
Atlanta and Macon campuses. The English Language Institute expects to
increase its ESL enrollments in the next few years.

DUTIES: The Director of the English Language Institute will be
responsible for all aspects of the ESL program (Atlanta and Macon
campuses), including strategic planning, policy development and
implementation, curriculum design, and management of faculty and
staff. The Director will be responsible for managing the Institute's
revenue and expenditure budgets. The Director will also be in charge
of recruiting and retaining ESL students on both campuses. The
Director will be based on the Atlanta campus but will make regular
visits to the Macon campus.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a masters degree in TESOL or applied
linguistics plus a minimum of three years of administrative experience
(five years are preferred) in an ESL program or in international
education. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal
communication skills and be able to work in cross-cultural settings.
The candidate should be able to work with budgets and financial
planning. Overseas experience and an in-depth knowledge of
international student recruitment are fundamental.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
experience. For more information on Mercer University, please visit
our website at

APPLICATION: Mercer University will begin reviewing applications on
May 15, 2001 and will continue to do so until the position is filled.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses,
telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional
references to:

Eric K. Spears, Director
Office of International Programs
Mercer University
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207-0001

Alternatively, applications can be made by e-mail attachment to:

Mercer University is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.
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