LINGUIST List 13.520

Sun Feb 24 2002

Jobs: Applied Ling: Lang Programs Coordinator, Canada

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  1. Dolores Wohland, Spanish & French Lang Programs Coodinator: Univ of Alberta, Canada

Message 1: Spanish & French Lang Programs Coodinator: Univ of Alberta, Canada

Date: 22 Feb 2002 18:29:52 -0000
From: Dolores Wohland <>
Subject: Spanish & French Lang Programs Coodinator: Univ of Alberta, Canada

Rank of Job: Faculty Service Officer II
Other Desired Areas: French & Spanish Language Programs Co-ordinator
University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Modern Languages & Cultural Studies
State or Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Final Date of Application: March 18, 2002
Contact: Dolores Wohland

Address for Applications:
Arts 200
Alberta T6G 2E6


The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the
University of Alberta, Canada, invites applications for a Faculty
Service Officer (FSO) II position as Spanish and French Undergraduate
Language Programs Co-ordinator, effective July 1, 2002. This is a
continuing academic staff position. The 2001-02 salary scale for FSO
II is $45,374 - $64,238.

Responsibilities will include: coordinate and administer the
Department's French and Spanish undergraduate language programs;
supervise and mentor graduate teaching assistants and sessional
instructors; lead the graduate seminar in Teaching Strategies and
Methodologies; prepare and deliver regular teaching workshops for
faculty and students; assist and collaborate with faculty members in
teaching and research in the area of second language acquisition and

A PhD with specialization in Spanish, French, or Applied Linguistics
is preferred, together with a native or near-native proficiency in
Spanish and French. Candidates will have demonstrated competence and
experience in the administration of undergraduate language
programs. Applicants should offer skills and research interests in
computer assisted language learning (CALL) and will be expected to
remain up to date in this area. 

Applicants should also have a strong cultural orientation to their
professional activities, have relevant interdisciplinary interests,
and be open to collaboration with other disciplines within the
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Our Department is
closely linked to the Arts Faculty's Language Resource Centre and is
the administrative home of the unique Master's degree in Humanities
Computing. In addition, the Department includes several applied
linguists who work in French, German, Spanish, Russian, and
Ukrainian. The successful candidate will be expected to interact
closely with these groups in order to support high quality
undergraduate second language instruction and research, specifically
in Spanish and French but potentially in the other nine languages
taught in the department. Knowledge of German, Italian, Portuguese,
Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, or a Scandinavian language would be an

Applications including cv, all university transcripts, and three
letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dr. Donald Bruce,
Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies: Germanic,
Romance, Slavic, Arts 200, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada, T6G 2E6. E-mail inquiries may be directed to:; tel: (780) 492-1997; fax: (780)
492-9106. Closing date for applications is March 18, 2002. Visit our
website at

The records arising from this competition will be managed in
accordance with provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP). The University of Alberta hires on
the basis of merit. We are dedicated to the principle of equity in
employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all
qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members
of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or
permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be
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