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LINGUIST List 16.1659

Tue May 24 2005

Jobs: Applied Ling: Faculty Research Asst, Maryland, USA

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        1.    Donna Smith, Applied Ling: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, USA

Message 1: Applied Ling: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, USA
Date: 24-May-2005
From: Donna Smith <dsmithnflc.org>
Subject: Applied Ling: Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, USA

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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: National Foreign Language Center
Job Rank: Faculty Research Assistant: SLA
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (CHN)
English (ENG)
Korean (KKN)


The Second Language Acquisition (SLA) specialist is responsible for
research and integration of second language acquisition (theory and
application) best practices. S/he will research, analyze, and adapt SLA
models and assist with development of learning materials. The specialist
will work on projects and products which deal with a variety of languages
and language-related topics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

SLA Support for Design/Technology/Production
•Partner with instructional designers using SLA expertise to apply best
practices to design, development of materials.
•Generate content, scripts, test items for a variety of learning materials and
related products (draft, edit, critique)
•Deliver training and/or presentations as required
•Support development and prototyping of learning products
•Support design, redesign of technology-based elements (authoring tools,
•Coach, mentor internal and external team members

Research and Development
•Research learning theory and current trends in language for pedagogy for
project application; stay abreast of developments in second language
•Lead, participate in and contribute to research syposiums and forums;
collect and communicate research results, and make recommendations
•Create/maintain relationships with other researchers and academic
insitutions to share findings and resources; Attend relevant conferences,
events; maintain memberships in appropriate organizations
•Assist with analysis/research for new Center initiatives; assist with
proposals, grants and deliver papers, reports and presentations
(individual and group)
•Plan and deliver papers, reports and presentations (individual and group)

English Content
•Responsible for growth and maintenance of a strong collection of English
language source materials for use as instructional exemplars and activities
(authentic Reading and listening text samples; learning objects, etc.)
•Responsible for centralized English Content Database, including updates
and contributions (e.g. locate, select and assign text levels, enter
annotations, comments, etc.)

Team Support
•Coordinate with others whose work impacts on or is impacted by second
language acquisition (staff, contractors, client, etc.)
•Attend team meetings as defined and provide status reports as required

Min Qual-
Masters required in applied linguistics, second language acquisition or
related field; PhD strongly preferred; Fluent in at least one language
other than English strongly preferred - (Chinese or Korean a plus)

Reports to:
I&D Manager

Send resumes to Donna Smith: dsmithnflc.org

Address for Applications:

Mrs. Donna Smith
5201 Paint Branch Pkwy. Ste. 2132
Patapsco Bldg.-NFLC
College Park,, MD 20742-6715
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Donna Smith
Email: dsmithnflc.org
Phone: (301) 405-9804
Fax: (301)405-9829
Website: http://www.nflc.org/

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