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LINGUIST List 24.3998

Fri Oct 11 2013

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Director, University of Michigan

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Oct-2013
From: Linda Dabrowski <ldabrowumich.edu>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Director, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: University of Michigan
Department: English Language Institute
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli
Job Title: Director, English Language Institute

Job Rank: Director

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts seeks a highly motivated individual with a strong background in English for Academic Purposes and/or applied linguistics and experience in higher education to serve as Director of the English Language Institute (ELI). The English Language Institute was established at the University of Michigan in 1941 with a small grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as the first English language research and teaching program of its kind in the United States. Since its founding, the ELI has been a leader in language teaching and learning at the University of Michigan and throughout the world. The ELI's mission now centers on providing a range of courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for international graduate students and visiting scholars at the University of Michigan, in support of the University's global learning and engagement initiatives. There are currently more than 2,400 international graduate students at UM from more than 90 countries. For more information regarding the ELI, visit our website visit the department URL above.

The Director of the ELI will be responsible for planning and directing the development, implementation, and administration of all teaching programs, services, and initiatives for the English Language Institute, with the opportunity to teach. The Director will provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction to refine the ELI curriculum focusing especially on the teaching of international graduate students, outreach and service learning courses, and programs for visiting scholars. The Director will develop and manage the ELI budget, supervise ELI staff and oversee faculty reviews.

PhD preferred, in applied linguistics as broadly construed or in a related field with specialization in applied linguistics, especially genre theory and corpus linguistics, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) pedagogy, and/or EAP curriculum and materials development. Candidates should have substantial prior experience teaching EAP as well as significant program administration experience in a complex academic environment. Candidates should also demonstrate: ability to relate effectively to a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures; excellent communication in English; experience with budgeting, controlling costs, planning, and scheduling.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, an academic CV, and a statement of administrative philosophy (no more than two pages) by November 15, 2013 at the application URL listed below.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2013

Web Address for Applications: http://umjobs.org/
Contact Information:
Senior Human Resources Representative Linda Dabrowski
Email: ldabrowumich.edu

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