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LINGUIST List 23.1198

Thu Mar 08 2012

Jobs: Various Langs; Foreign Lang Education: Language Program Director, Southern Methodist U

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Date: 08-Mar-2012
From: Alberto Pastor <apastorsmu.edu>
Subject: Various Languages; Foreign Language Education: Language Program Director, Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: Southern Methodist University
Department: World Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address: http://www.smu.edu
Job Rank: Language Program Director

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Foreign Language Education

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Latin (lat)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

In preparation for a new university-wide foreign language requirement, the
Department of World Languages and Literatures at Southern Methodist
University seeks to hire a Language Program Director at the rank of
Professor of the Practice. Applicants must have a PhD in Foreign Language
Education, SLA, Applied Linguistics or a related field, with emphasis on
Second Language Pedagogy and Instructional Methodology. The ideal candidate
will have a demonstrated record in language coordination, curriculum
development, and foreign language assessment, the ability to coordinate and
oversee cognate and non-cognate languages, the ability to teach at least
one language currently offered by the Department, and a record of
outstanding teaching.

Responsibilities include collaboration with the Department's first and
second year language coordinators to develop and implement common learning
outcomes, the promotion of best teaching practices at all levels of
instruction, and oversight of the foreign language requirement. This is a
non-tenure-track position with a three-year renewable contract and a
teaching load of one 3-credit course per semester.

Applicants for the position should forward a letter of application, CV, 3
letters of reference, and an official transcript by April 16, 2012, to
Professor Denise DuPont at the application address below. SMU will not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is also committed to
nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Hiring is contingent
upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Application Deadline: 16-Apr-2012 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Denise DuPont, Interim Chair
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750236
Dallas, TX 75275-0236
USA
Contact Information:
Alberto Pastor
Email: apastorsmu.edu

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