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LINGUIST List 21.2612

Tue Jun 15 2010

Jobs: English Instruction: Director, EF Education First, Dubai, UAB

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        1.    Christopher McCormick, English & Curriculum and Instruction: Director of Academic Development, Middle East, EF Education First, United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Message 1: English & Curriculum and Instruction: Director of Academic Development, Middle East, EF Education First, United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Date: 15-Jun-2010
From: Christopher McCormick <christopher.mccormickef.com>
Subject: English & Curriculum and Instruction: Director of Academic Development, Middle East, EF Education First, United Arab Emirates, Dubai
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University or Organization: EF Education First
Department: Academic Research and Development
Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Web Address: http://www.ef.com
Job Rank: Director of Academic Development, Middle East

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Curriculum and Instruction

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Job Description
EF Education First is accepting applications for a professional linguist
and English language teaching specialist to be part of shaping the future
of language learning. As Director of Academic Development, Middle East, you
will have a creative and challenging leadership role in the design and
implementation of language learning programs across the region. You will
oversee the instructional design process, create specialized curricula, use
new media and innovative approaches for teacher training and development,
contribute to the development of educational publications and lead the
implementation of EF programs. Using your fluent Arabic language skills,
you will also represent EF in the region in high level strategy discussions
and other external representation activities. 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. The starting location for the position will be Dubai, UAE.

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. Candidates must also be able to
demonstrate native or near native spoken and written Arabic fluency and
enthusiasm for working in educational contexts throughout the
Arabic-speaking world. 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. Shortlisted candidates will first
be asked to participate in a phone interview. Deadline for applications is
July 15, 2010.

EF Education First | Zug, Switzerland | 15 June 2010

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2010

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

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