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LINGUIST List 22.96

Thu Jan 06 2011

Jobs: Various Langs: Adjunct Prof, Monterey Institute of Int'l Studies

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        1.     MIIS Human Resources , Arabic, Standard; Chinese, Mandarin; Spanish; Japanese; Russian; French & Applied Linguistics: Adjunct Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA, USA

Message 1: Arabic, Standard; Chinese, Mandarin; Spanish; Japanese; Russian; French & Applied Linguistics: Adjunct Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA, USA
Date: 06-Jan-2011
From: MIIS Human Resources <jobsmiis.edu>
Subject: Arabic, Standard; Chinese, Mandarin; Spanish; Japanese; Russian; French & Applied Linguistics: Adjunct Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA, USA
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University or Organization: Monterey Institute of International Studies
Department: GSTILE-ICLP
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.miis.edu
Job Rank: Adjunct Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            French (fra)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

Position Summary:
The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning,
intermediate level, and some advanced language instruction in an intensive
format to approximately 150 undergraduate and graduate students as well as
professionals for 8 weeks every summer. Under supervision of the Language
Program Coordinator and the SILP Director, language instructors provide
intensive instruction through a communicative approach to language teaching
using authentic contexts, assessments and materials for the Summer
Intensive Language Program.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Teaches assigned language 4.5 hour per day, plus one office hour per day
- Attends three-day pre-program training workshop
- Participates in first-day student orientation
- Participates in administering and scoring pre- and post program
proficiency and placement tests
- Collaborates with the language program coordinator, other instructors
and tutors/activity guide to provide integration between curricular and
extra-curricular programming as well as cultural relevance
- Participates in at least one extra-curricular activity with students per
week
- Collaborates with Language Program Coordinator in the development of
session tests
- Prepares comprehensive syllabus including course description, course
goals and objectives, assessment guidelines for students as well as
required class material(s)
- Prepares classes and provides instruction focusing on communicative
language teaching and the use of authentic materials
- Adjusts intensity and pace of curriculum as needed in collaboration with
language program coordinator and SILP director
- Keeps track of student progress by regularly implementing appropriate
formal and informal assessment and completing grade reports as requested
- Attends pre-, mid-, and post-program faculty meetings

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
- Excellent teaching and interpersonal communication skills
- Familiarity with communicative teaching practices and use of authentic
materials to teach foreign language
- Previous experience in content or project-based instruction a plus
- Proven dedication to excellence in language teaching
- Willingness and ability to become acquainted and comply with SILP
processes and regulations as well as Institute policies

Education/Experience
- MA or PhD in language, language teaching or related field strongly preferred
- 2+ years of previous language teaching experience in the target language
- Native or near-native language ability
- Previous experience teaching in intensive program strongly preferred

Physical Requirements/Environment

The Monterey institute of International Studies maintains a smoke-free
workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Position requires light to moderate physical effort and the ability to work
at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

Required Application Materials:

- Curriculum Vitae and cover letter detailing all relevant teaching and
language experience, a brief description of your teaching philosophy, and
your interest in the position
- Two letters of recommendation from previous teaching experience
(evaluations are not required but would be appreciated). Letters of
recommendation may be emailed to jobsmiis.edu
- This position will be open until filled with a priority application
deadline of March 15, 2011.
- All applicants will be informed about the status of their application no
later than March 31, 2011.

MIIS is an EEO/AA Employer

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://apptrkr.com/171109
Contact Information:
MIIS Human Resources
Email: jobsmiis.edu

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