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Sun Jul 10 2005

Jobs: Lang Assessment: Researcher, Michigan State U

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        1.    Susan Gass, Language Assessment/Program Evaluation: Researcher, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA


Message 1: Language Assessment/Program Evaluation: Researcher, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Date: 08-Jul-2005
From: Susan Gass <sgassmsu.edu>
Subject: Language Assessment/Program Evaluation: Researcher, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA


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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Center for Language Education and Research
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Assessment, Program Evaluation


Description:

POSITION: Language-assessment specialist

The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR), a Title VI-funded
Language Resource Center at Michigan State University (MSU), is searching
for a language assessment specialist, to begin Fall 2005.

DUTIES:
Research and development pertaining to teaching materials and assessments
developed by CLEAR for use by teachers and learners of foreign languages.
Emphasis on research and development of assessment protocols for
small-group tutorials in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). The
position may also involve conducting occasional teacher-training workshops
on language testing-related topics, to instructors of K-12 and
university-level foreign-language classes. In addition to the work at
CLEAR, part-time consulting with the testing staff of the English Language
Center at Michigan State University is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Doctorate-level degree, research experience, and demonstrated technical
expertise related to language testing, assessment and/or program
evaluation; significant prior experience teaching a foreign language (or
ESL); proficiency in a language other than English helpful; excellent oral
and written communication skills in English necessary.

TO APPLY:
Send a CV, a letter expressing interest and indicating relevant experience,
and contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail) of three
professional references to the address for applications below.

For more information about CLEAR, see: http://clear.msu.edu

Salary is commensurate with experience. MSU is an affirmative action equal
opportunity employer.

Address for Applications:

Language Testing Position
Professor Susan Gass
Co-Director, Center for Language Education and Research
A-714 Wells hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Professor Susan Gass
Email: gassmsu.edu
Phone: 517 353-0800
Fax: 517 432-1149
Website: http://clear.msu.edu


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