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LINGUIST List 20.1388

Mon Apr 13 2009

Jobs: English & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

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        1.    Patricia Cochran, English & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Date: 13-Apr-2009
From: Patricia Cochran <patmusicpitt.edu>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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University or Organization: University of Pittsburgh
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.polyglot.pitt.edu
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Use of technology for language instruction

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Director for the Robert Henderson
Language Media Center (RHLMC). This is a non-tenure-stream 12-month faculty
position in the Department of Linguistics. The start date is July 1, 2009.

Duties include:
1. Facilitating and supporting the use of technology for language
instruction throughout the university by working with language instructors
and coordinators;
2. Setting policies for the efficient use and management of RHLMC facilities;
3. Ensuring that the RHLMC technology is kept current, and determine
whether, when, and how new technologies should be implemented;
4. Working in close collaboration with the RHLMC manager, who is in charge
of day-to-day operations in the RHLMC, to ensure the smooth functioning of
the facility;
5. Planning and managing yearly budgets for personnel, equipment, and services;
6. Promoting the effective use of language learning technology through
outreach and training;
7. To the extent possible, expanding RHLMC services and capacities through
the development of outside funds through both internal and external grants;
8. Teach one course per semester in the spring and fall semesters in the
Department of Linguistics.

The RHLMC consists of two computer classrooms networked to a server, a
recording studio, and extensive language learning technology resources. See
the website provided above for more information on the facilities and
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in instructional technology and
design, foreign language teaching, or second language acquisition/applied
linguistics with a concentration in technological applications to language

Candidates for this position must have excellent communication and
interpersonal skills. Experience managing a similar facility is desirable,
but not required. Candidates must be knowledgeable in all major computer
platforms. A knowledge of networking technology, digital sound and video
processing software, web applications, or streaming technology is also
desirable. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated excellence in
classroom teaching at the university level.

To apply, send the following by the deadline:
- Letter of application elaborating qualifications for the position
including a description of relevant previous experience
- Teaching evaluations
- A CV or resume that includes a list of courses taught at the University
- Three professional letters of reference sent directly to the address below

Send all materials to the address provided below.
For queries about the position, please contact Scott Kiesling, Department
Chair, at kieslingpitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in
academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 01-May-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Department Chair Scott Kiesling
RHLMC Director Search
Department of Linguistics, CL 2816
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Contact Information:
Patricia Cochran
Email: patmusicpitt.edu

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