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LINGUIST List 22.2088

Mon May 16 2011

Jobs: English as a Second Language: Lecturer, University of Jyväskylä

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        1.     Kirsi Westerholm , English as a Second Language: Lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Message 1: English as a Second Language: Lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Date: 16-May-2011
From: Kirsi Westerholm <kirsi.westerholmjyu.fi>
Subject: English as a Second Language: Lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
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University or Organization: University of Jyväskylä
Department: Language Centre
Job Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Web Address: http://kielikeskus.jyu.fi/en
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; English as a Second Language

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Experienced instructor sought for fixed-term "university teacher" in
English language, Academic Writing and/or Writing Center/Program
Administration from 1.8.2011-31.7.2012. This unique opportunity involves a)
the teaching of academic communication skills, in particular
scientific/academic writing for Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level
students from various disciplines, b) staff, researcher and faculty
training and development, and c) may also include opportunities for
research mentorship, curricular development and/or university Writing
Center/Program administrative and developmental responsibilities. Though
coverage is sought for a permanent member of staff who will be on leave of
absence for the period mentioned, renewal of contract and eventual tenure
may be possible dependent on employee performance, university funding and
position availability. Although the dominant language in Jyväskylä is
Finnish, English is commonly spoken and tasks of daily living are easily
carried out in English. We encourage you to learn more about us by visiting
our website: https://www.jyu.fi/en and specifically:
http://kielikeskus.jyu.fi/en.

Preferred qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates who hold a PhD in composition,
ESL, professional writing or a related field and who have experience with
WAC/WID, writing program and/or writing center administration; online
learning and social media; research mentorship; collaborative teamwork; and
ability to carry out innovative pedagogies to meet the demands of the 21st
century European university.

Remuneration:
In accordance with teaching and research staff level 5 (2636,80
Euros/month). In addition, an individual pay component is paid on the basis
of job performance, which can amount to a maximum of 46,3% of the
job-specific pay component. Basic health coverage, professional development
funding, flexible scheduling and basic Finnish language training are all
unique benefits of this position.

To apply:
Please electronically submit a teaching portfolio either by a) via a
website (post your materials to a website and email us the link) or b) in a
single file attachment (pdf, rtf, doc) by email to the faculty listed
below. Please do not send multiple attachments in an email. Required items
include a cover letter explaining the candidate's appropriateness for the
position and reasons for interest in the position, current vitae and
additional documents from the list below (any or all; preference will be
given to candidates providing a thorough portfolio):

- Letters of recommendation
- Teaching evaluations or observations from peers
- Student evaluations
- Research agenda
- Evidence of scholarship (presentations or manuscripts published or
unpublished)
- Teaching philosophy
- Sample syllabi in English composition, academic communication,
professional writing, research writing, etc
- Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts
- Any other relevant materials that emphasize the candidate's
appropriateness for the position

*Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview or asked to
provide a teaching demonstration via internet.

Application Address:
Please email your application information to the hiring committee: Language
Centre Director, Peppi Taalas peppi.taalasjyu.fi [tel. +358 (0)50 5541
720] and Lecturers Kirsi Westerholm kirsi.westerholmjyu.fi and Marlen
Elliot Harrison marlen.harrisonjyu.fi. You may also contact Kirsi & Marlen
for additional information or clarification.

Application Deadline: 30-May-2011

Email Address for Applications: peppi.taalasjyu.fi
Contact Information:
Kirsi Westerholm
Email: kirsi.westerholmjyu.fi


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