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LINGUIST List 20.4217

Wed Dec 09 2009

Jobs: English, Applied Ling: Manager, EF Education First

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        1.    Christopher McCormick, English & Applied Linguistics, R&D for Education: Manager, EF Education First, United Kingdom, London

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics, R&D for Education: Manager, EF Education First, United Kingdom, London
Date: 08-Dec-2009
From: Christopher McCormick <christopher.mccormickef.com>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics, R&D for Education: Manager, EF Education First, United Kingdom, London
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University or Organization: EF Education First
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ef.com
Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, e-Learning

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Position Announcement:
Director of Applied Linguistics Research and Development

Job Description:
EF Education First is accepting applications for a professional linguist to
be part of shaping the future of language learning and teaching. As
Director of Applied Linguistics Research and Development, you will have a
varied and flexible role providing academic guidance and creative input
into the design and delivery of language instruction and assessment in EF's
worldwide programs. You would also be involved in special projects, such as
designing curricula for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (EF is the official
language training supplier), hosting teacher training seminars across
Central Asia (EF opens new markets every year and you're the first in),
speaking at a press conference in Beijing to launch an e-learning system
for young learners (that you helped create), publishing learning media for
use worldwide by millions of students (email, mobile, digital, print), and
conducting research on learning tools and techniques (coordinating with
EF's Research Unit at the University of Cambridge and our Learning
Technologies Group in Shanghai). You will jointly report to the head of
academic research and development and to the relevant EF product president
and serve as an academic liaison internally and externally. Salary is
commensurate with experience. The starting location for the position will
be London, Zurich or Shanghai.

Employer Information:
EF Education First is the world's largest private education company, with a
group of fifteen subsidiaries and non-profit organizations centered around
language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange and academic
programs. EF has over 29,000 employees, teachers and volunteers, with
offices and schools in over 50 countries. EF's mission is simple: to break
down the barriers of language, culture and geography that divide us. In the
past 40 years, EF's educational programs have helped people of all ages and
nationalities become citizens of the world. EF's mission is more relevant
than ever. Today's world is increasingly complex and interdependent.
Cross-cultural communication and understanding are vital to long-term
success. EF's programs enable everyone to make the world their classroom

Applicants must hold a PhD or EdD in Applied Linguistics, Second Language
Acquisition, Foreign Language Education, or related field. They must have a
proven record of successful English language teaching for a wide range of
ages and interests and experience in product development for the English
language teaching (ELT) industry. In addition, they should have wide
international work and travel experience, familiarity with the
international education market, a demonstrated public speaking record, and
a passion for the opportunities that new media and technology provide for
effective learning, teaching, and assessment. Candidates who will be in
possession of the doctorate within the next 6 months will be considered.

Interested applicants should email a letter of application and a CV,
together with any relevant samples or links to projects to Dr Christopher
McCormick: christopher.mccormickef.com.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: christopher.mccormickef.com
Contact Information:
Dr Christopher McCormick
Email: christopher.mccormickef.com

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