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LINGUIST List 19.2901

Wed Sep 24 2008

Jobs: Various Languages & General Ling: Director, Michigan State U

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Message 1: Various Languages & General Linguistics: Director, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Date: 23-Sep-2008
From: N/A <notavailable.com>
Subject: Various Languages & General Linguistics: Director, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: College of Arts and Letters - Dean's Office
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Job Rank: Director

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Director Center for the Support of Language Teaching

Tenure System, 9 month or 12 month appointment, 100% time
Starting date: August 16, 2009

The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University seeks a Director
for its newly-established Center for the Support of Language Teaching. The
successful candidate will be tenured (at the rank of Associate Professor or
Professor) in one of the three Language Departments at Michigan State
University: 1) French, Classics, and Italian; 2) Linguistics and Germanic,
Slavic, Asian and African Languages; 3) Spanish and Portuguese. The mission
of the Center is to coordinate and assist with the implementation of
language-related activities in the College of Arts & Letters and to promote
global awareness amongst language students in the College. The goal is to
enhance and streamline language instruction in and outside of the classroom
across the language units, with the ultimate result being an improved
instructional environment for all languages.

The duties of the Director are to oversee all activities associated with
the Center. This includes providing vision for future activities within the
university and outreach activities that involve the local community. It is
anticipated that the new Center will provide a focal point for
foreign/second language research and practice at Michigan State University.
In addition to the responsibilities of the Directorship, the Director will
teach graduate courses in his/her area of expertise. These courses will be
directed at graduate students in the College whose language backgrounds
span the languages of the College.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Second
Language Studies, Applied Linguistics or closely-related field and
extensive research experience in Second Language Studies or in any of the
languages taught at MSU. In addition to the candidate s particular area of
research expertise, it is anticipated that the new Director will have a
background in one or more of the focal areas of the Center (Technology,
Curriculum, Co-Curricular activities, Cultural/literature integration,
Assessment, Professional Development).

Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2008 and continue until
the position has been filled. Applicants should send a CV (including a list
of references) and a letter that addresses the requirements of this
position to the address provided below.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is strongly
committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The
university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women,
persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Search Committe- Director of Center for the Support of Language Teaching
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages
A-631 Wells Hall-Michigan State University
East Lansing, US 48824
Contact Information:
Email: notavailable.com

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