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LINGUIST List 17.2463

Fri Sep 01 2006

Jobs: Comp Assist Lang Learning: Staff/Faculty, Rochester Inst of Techn

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        1.    Hiroko Yamashita, Computer Assisted Language Learning: Staff or Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA


Message 1: Computer Assisted Language Learning: Staff or Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA
Date: 30-Aug-2006
From: Hiroko Yamashita <hxygslrit.edu>
Subject: Computer Assisted Language Learning: Staff or Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA


University or Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Foreign Languages
Web Address: http://fltc.rit.edu
Job Rank: Staff / Faculty
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computer Assisted Language Learning

Description:

Rochester Institute of Technology seeks to hire a Director of Foreign Language Technology for its
state-of-the-art Foreign Language Technology Center to start on or before December 1, 2006.
Rank: staff or faculty, depending on qualifications. Qualifications include an M.A. or Ph.D. in
educational technology, foreign language pedagogy, second language acquisition, linguistics, or
a related field. Required are thorough understanding of FL educational technology; experience in
creating FL courseware; experience in teaching a foreign language; and experience in grant
writing. Experience in supervising a FL lab/technology center preferred.

The Foreign Language program at RIT has grown approximately forty percent in the last five
years, and further rapid expansion is expected. The Director will report to the Chair of the
Foreign Language Department and will work closely with FL faculty in order to best serve
students that flourish in a technology-rich environment. The Director's primary responsibilities
include: overseeing the Center and creative expansion of its use, facilitating the use of
technology in FL teaching by creating or acquiring technology-based instructional materials, by
engaging in creative new uses of software and hardware for FL learning, by providing training to
faculty and students, and writing grants. The Director will also serve as liaison to the office of
Information and Technology Services, the Library, and other related offices at the university. S/he
has a clear vision of the goals and methods of FL pedagogy and the effective integration of
technology into FL teaching and learning. The successful candidate also will have strong
interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills.

The University places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the
promotion of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin at once and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must
send letter, curriculum vitae, names of three references, a statement on the use of technology in
foreign language teaching and learning, and a sample of instructional materials, by US priority
mail.

Address for Applications:
Professor Hiroko Yamashita
Chair of Foreign Language Technology Director Search Committee
College of Liberal Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology
92 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Application Deadline: 10-Nov-2006

Contact Information:
Hiroko Yamashita
Email: hxygslrit.edu
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