LINGUIST List 12.605

Mon Mar 5 2001

Jobs: French/ELT at U de la Sierra AC, Mexico

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  1. Jennifer Sisane, ELT: Full-time Faculty at U de la Sierra AC, Puebla, Mexico
  2. Jennifer Sisane, French/ELT: Intern at U de la Sierra AC, Huauchinango, Mexico

Message 1: ELT: Full-time Faculty at U de la Sierra AC, Puebla, Mexico

Date: 2 Mar 2001 19:42:28 -0000
From: Jennifer Sisane <jsisanehotmail.com>
Subject: ELT: Full-time Faculty at U de la Sierra AC, Puebla, Mexico


Rank of Job: Full-time Faculty
Areas Required: English Teaching
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Universidad de la Sierra, A.C.
Department: Languages & Culture (Idiomas y Cultura)
State or Province: Puebla, Puebla
Country: Mexico
Final Date of Application: May 2, 2001 +
Contact: Jennifer Sisane jsisanehotmail.com

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

Greetings from Mexico!

The Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. (USAC) is pleased to announce 2
full-time English teaching position openings (reference number PUE2)
at our Puebla, Puebla campus in Mexico beginning in August 2001.

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, business 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.

Location:

Puebla is a lovely colonial city with approximately 2 million
inhabitants. The University is situated in the historic center of the
city in a beautifully restored colonial building. Puebla has been
designated a cultural heritage site by UNESCO and is only 2.5 hours
away from Mexico City. Puebla has numerous museums, markets, nearby
archeological sites, and even has several active and inactive
volcanoes in the area.

Responsibilities:

- Teach approximately 20-25 contact hours per week in our regular and
distance learning programs, and community language workshops.
- Conduct 2 teaching methodology workshops per year in the Teaching
Internship Program at our Huauchinango, Puebla campus. 
- Participate in regular faculty meetings. 

In addition, the selected candidates may be required to participate in
various inter-campus language committees.

Requirements:

- Native speaker of English
- Master's degree in TESOL, Linguistics, English or a closely related
field
- Professionalism, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, a positive
attitude, and the ability to adapt to another culture
- 2 years of teaching experience
- International living and/or traveling experience
- Communicative fluency in Spanish preferred
- Teacher-training and CALL experience desirable 

Application Information:

- Cover letter stating professional interests, academic training,
practical experience and availability dates (Please include position
reference number)
- CV
- Three letters of recommendation from former professors or employers
who would be able to comment on your suitability for an international
post
- Unofficial transcripts (Please have your university's registrar send
official copies to the Puebla Search Committee's attention)
- Photocopies of diplomas and applicable certificates (The selected
candidates MUST have an original Apostille of his or her transcripts
in order to obtain an FM3 work visa.)

Compensation:

The University will provide a monthly salary of 6,000 pesos per month
(approximately 600 USD). The calendar year contract is renewable
based on performance. Bonuses are available. 

Please contact Jennifer Sisane, Puebla Search Committee Chair, at
jsisanehotmail.com for a Puebla Information Packet. 

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

Telephone: 52 (2) 2-42-63-01
Fax: 52 (2) 2-32-30-55
Web: http://www.usac.edu.mx (new web page to debut soon!)
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Message 2: French/ELT: Intern at U de la Sierra AC, Huauchinango, Mexico

Date: 2 Mar 2001 19:49:10 -0000
From: Jennifer Sisane <jsisanehotmail.com>
Subject: French/ELT: Intern at U de la Sierra AC, Huauchinango, Mexico


Rank of Job: Intern
Areas Required: English/French Teaching Intern
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: Universidad de la Sierra, A.C.
Department: Languages & Culture (Idiomas y Cultura)
State or Province: Huauchinango, Puebla
Country: Mexico
Final Date of Application: May 2, 2001 +
Contact: Jennifer Sisane jsisanehotmail.com

Address for Applications:
Avenida de los Tecnicos s/n; Colonia El Para�so
Huauchinango
Puebla CP 73168
Mexico

Greetings from Mexico!

The Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. (USAC) is pleased to announce 3-4
English and/or French teaching internship position openings for the
Fall 2001 (August-December) semester at our Huauchinango, Puebla
campus.

The USAC Teaching Internship Program:

Established in 1997, this continuous program is designed to give
graduate students enrolled in accredited TESOL programs and recent MA
TESOL graduates an opportunity to gain valuable international teaching
experience. Interns may arrange to earn graduate academic credit for
their work with USAC. 

Interns are integral members of the department's faculty and have the
opportunity to teach a variety of language classes, as well as work on
curriculum, material and text development. The program has excellent
support services for interns that include a comprehensive orientation,
weekly round table discussions, teaching methodology workshops, and
class observation feedback sessions. On occasion, the program has
openings for interns who have bachelor's degrees coupled with a strong
interest in Mexican culture and language teaching. 

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 future expansion. At present, USAC has campuses in
Huauchinango, Puebla; Puebla, Puebla and Poza Rica, Veracruz.

Location:

Huauchinango is a beautiful mountain community of approximately 80,000
inhabitants with a small-town appeal. It is located in the Sierra
Norte of Puebla and is 100 miles northeast of Mexico City (3 hours via
bus).

Intern Responsibilities:

- Interns will teach approximately 15-20 contact teaching hours per
week
- Staff the USAC Language Center, which sponsors complimentary English
and French language workshops. On occasion, Nahuatl (a local
indigenous language) workshops are offered as well
- Actively participate in faculty meetings, round table discussions,
teaching methodology workshops, and USAC-sponsored language activities
- Work on special projects as designed (curriculum, resource and text
development)
- Teach short-term Saturday classes as needed in the distance-learning
program
- Teach corporate English courses as needed

If interns are assigned to work on special projects, the overall
contact teaching hours will be reduced accordingly. Interns are
allotted preparation and grading time for each hour in the classroom.
The remaining hours of the 40-hour workweek are devoted to projects.

Compensation:

The University will provide the following:

- Free University email account and free internet access
- Complimentary furnished housing (shared with up to 2 other interns)
- Complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks at the El Mirador
restaurant and University cafeteria
- Stipend of 6,000-8,000 pesos per semester (approximately 650-850
USD); end of contract bonus of 300 USD; additional bonuses available
if invited for a calendar year contract. Stipend, reimbursements and
bonuses are paid in pesos.
- Full scholarship for USAC graduate courses (3 credits per semester)

Contract Dates:

University classes are tentatively scheduled to begin in mid August
and end in mid December. Following the cessation of classes, the
University holds a brief final examination period. Applicants who are
interested in calendar year contracts should direct inquires to the
Search Committee Chair for additional information.

Minimum Requirements:

- Native speaker of English or French (we currently have a local
Mexican teaching staff and are searching for native speakers to
complement the department.)
- Earned bachelor's degree in TESOL, English, French or a closely
related field
- Professionalism, cultural sensitivity, maturity, flexibility, a
positive attitude and the ability to adapt to another culture
- Access to an e-mail account and fax machine during the application
period

Preferred Qualifications:

- Current enrollment in an accredited TESOL master's program or a
recent graduate of an accredited MA TESOL program
- International living and/or traveling experience
- Tutoring and/or teaching experience 
- Proficiency in Spanish is not required but is very helpful since few
people in the area speak English. Huauchinango is the perfect place
for interns who are looking for a total immersion experience.
- Fluency in French is preferred but not essential for all position
openings

Application Information:

To apply, please fax the materials listed below. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.

- Cover letter stating professional interests, academic training,
practical experience and availability dates. Please state reference
number HUA4 and indicate if you are interested in a semester-length or
calendar year contract.
- Resume
- Three letters of recommendation from former professors or employers
who would be able to comment on your suitability for an international
post
- Unofficial transcripts (Please have your university's registrar send
official copies to the Search Committee's attention)
- Photocopies of diplomas and applicable certificates

Please contact Jennifer Sisane, Internship Search Committee Chair, if
you would like to receive an Internship Information Packet. She may
be reached at jsisanehotmail.com. 

Departamento de Idiomas y Cultura
Universidad de la Sierra, A.C.
Avenida de los T�cnicos S/N
Colonia El Para�so CP 73168
Huauchinango, Puebla
M�xico

Coordinator, Department of Languages & Culture
Huauchinango Campus
Autumn Alejandra Tallman

Phone: 52 (776) 2-00-71 or 52 (776) 2-20-34 (Phone inquires are
encouraged.)
Fax: 52 (776) 2-25-99

Vice Rector, International Affairs
Jennifer M. Sisane
Puebla, Puebla Campus

Phone: 52 (2) 2-42-63-01 or 52 (2) 2-42-60-79
Fax: 52 (2) 2-32-30-55

Web: http://www.usac.edu.mx
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