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LINGUIST List 22.1685

Fri Apr 15 2011

Jobs: Various Langs; 2nd Lang Acq: Faculty Research Asst, U of Maryland

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        1.     Teri Schuler , Various Languages; Second Language Acquisition: Faculty Research Assistant/Assistant Director, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Message 1: Various Languages; Second Language Acquisition: Faculty Research Assistant/Assistant Director, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Date: 15-Apr-2011
From: Teri Schuler <tschulernflc.org>
Subject: Various Languages; Second Language Acquisition: Faculty Research Assistant/Assistant Director, University of Maryland, MD, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: National Foreign Language Center
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.nflc.org
Job Rank: Faculty Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Korean (kor)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Swahili (swh)
                            Turkish (tur)

Description:

Title: Faculty Research Assistant
Functional Title: Assistant Director - Second Language Acquisition
Position Number: 113957
Category Status: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured, Term Contract

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
This position's primary role will be to work on project-related assignments
as do all other faculty but with the additional responsibility of
overseeing SLA resource allocation across projects and ensuring the quality
of each FRA's work.

Position Responsibilities:
- Work on funded projects as a senior Subject Matter Expert (SME) in SLA.
- Help manage NFLC FRAs by efficiently allocating resources to projects,
anticipating future/upcoming SLA resource requirements, tracking levels of
effort across projects, and approving all timesheets, leave forms, and
other administrative requirements.
- Identify areas of research central to NFLC mission and contact external
resources as necessary to support NFLC research goals.
- Attend conferences, workshops, seminars, etc to learn more about the use
of technology in L2 learning and teaching.
- Support the NFLC's new business development team in the identification
of potential sources of funding and in the writing of business & grant
proposals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
- Required Master's in SLA, Linguistics, TESOL, Educational Technology, or
related field

Experience:
- Web-based/online foreign language (or EF/SL) materials development
- Foreign language (or EF/SL) teaching online and/or in a classroom setting
- 2+ years experience leading or managing a project or unit

Preferences:

Education:
- PhD in SLA, Linguistics, TESOL, Educational Technology, or related field

Experience:
- translation and/or interpretation foreign language (or EF/SL) assessment

KSAs:
- Best practices in distance & blended learning
- Use of Web 2.0 tools
- Proficiency in a foreign language, preferably a less commonly taught
language (e.g., Arabic, Chinese,Korean, Dari, Pashto, Russian, Turkish,
Swahili, etc)

To Apply:
Visit the application URL below

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 15-May-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Business Services Specialist Teri Schuler
University of Maryland/National Foreign Language Center
5700 Rivertech Ct., Ste. 250
Riverdale, MD 20737
USA
Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54089
Contact Information:
Teri Schuler
Email: tschulernflc.org

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