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LINGUIST List 19.3189

Tue Oct 21 2008

Jobs: English & TESOL: Visiting Professor, Columbia University

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        1.    Jim Purpura, English & TESOL: Visiting Professor, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA

Message 1: English & TESOL: Visiting Professor, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA
Date: 20-Oct-2008
From: Jim Purpura <jp248columbia.edu>
Subject: English & TESOL: Visiting Professor, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA
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University or Organization: Teachers College, Columbia University
Department: TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Job Location: , Japan
Web Address: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/academic/AppliedLinguistics/
Job Rank: Visiting Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; TESOL

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The TESOL Program at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City
is seeking for its accredited site in Tokyo, Japan, a Visiting Professor
(open rank) and Interim Academic Director with relevant research and
teaching interests in TESOL or Applied Linguistics and demonstrated
administrative experience.

Academic Responsibilities:
Provide academic leadership on the Tokyo site as TESOL Tokyo Program
Coordinator. Advise master's students. Maintain an active professional
profile. Teach two graduate courses per year in the TESOL Program.

Administrative Responsibilities:
Manage the Tokyo site of Teachers College, including working with the
Japanese office staff and overseeing all administrative activities, such as
budget, accounting, marketing, ans business plans. Collaborate with the
TESOL Program at Teachers College in New York City on all academic matters.
Build teamwork among the visiting, local and NYC faculties. Coordinate with
all relevant administrative departments of TC's NYC campus (NYC TESOL
Program, Department of Arts & Humanities, admissions, registrar,
controller, academic computing, library, Office of the Provost).

Academic Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or related field; evidence
of scholarship potential in one or more of the following areas: language
teaching methodology, teacher education, pedagogical linguistics, discourse
analysis, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, or language
assessment. A record of successful teaching experience in English as a
Foreign Language as well as demonstrated success in graduate-level
teaching. Evidence of service to the field of TESOL or Applied Linguistics.

Administrative Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to perform multiple administrative duties over a range
of areas. Graduate program coordination experience. Knowledge of American
university policies and administrative structures. Experience in the
initiation and development of new programs (certificate and graduate degree
levels). Knowledge of and experience with educational marketing in East
Asia, especially Japan. Experience with academic management and budgeting
(international programs experience a plus). Familiarity with Japanese (or
East Asian) culture. Some proficiency in Japanese (desirable). Evidence of
ability to work collaboratively.

To apply for the position:

1) Address a cover letter detailing how you meet the qualifications for
the position, along with a curriculum vitae, to Professor James E. Purpura,
TC Japan Search Committee Chair (see application address below).

Please e-mail the cover letter to Ms. Becca Meyer at: rim2105columbia.edu.
Ensure that the subject line reads "Visiting Professor/Interim Academic
Director TC Japan" and that the attachments are in separate PDF or MS Word
files. (If you are using Vista, please save the files in an earlier version.)

2) Have three letters of reference e-mailed to Ms. Becca Meyer at
rim2105columbia.edu. Ask referees to place "Visiting Professor/Interim
Academic Director TC Japan" in the subject line. Have the referees address
their letters to Professor James E. Purpura.

Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2008 and continue until
the search is completed.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Jim Purpura
Teachers College, Columbia University
Department of Arts and Humanities, TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Box 66, 525 West 120th Street
New York, US 10027-6061
Email Address for Applications: jp248columbia.edu
Contact Information:
Jim Purpura
Email: jp248columbia.edu

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