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LINGUIST List 17.275

Thu Jan 26 2006

Jobs: English & Applied Ling: Chair, U of Calgary

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        1.    Douglas Walker, English & Applied Linguistics: Chair, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: Chair, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date: 26-Jan-2006
From: Douglas Walker <dcwalkerucalgary.ca>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: Chair, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada


University or Organization: University of Calgary
Department: Faculty of Education
Job Rank: Full Professor, Chair
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; English as an Additional Language
Required Language(s): English (eng)


Description:

The Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, invites nominations and
applications for the position of Chair in English as an Additional Language
(EAL). The initial term as Chair will be for three to five years and is
subject to renewal. The Chair in EAL is a newly created position, supported
by both the community and the university, and established in direct
recognition of the importance of immigration, integration and
multilingualism to Canada's ethos. The purpose of the Chair in EAL is to
promote and support the development of positive social change through
collaborative and community oriented research in living, learning or
working where proficiency in English as an additional language is perceived
as a significant factor, capable of affecting equitable access to
opportunities in Canadian society.

The Position:
The Chair in EAL is open to distinguished individuals whose qualifications
merit a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Senior Associate or Full
Professor. We are seeking an internationally recognized scholar with an
established reputation in the implementation and application of research
designed to effect change in social, educational or occupational policies
or practices, related to speakers and learners of English as an Additional
Language.

The successful Chair will join an existing group of faculty, staff, and
students and will be expected to collaborate with EAL stakeholders and the
community including government, professions and educational institutions.
The Chair will engage in collaborative research, graduate and undergraduate
teaching in the Faculty of Education and service in the area of EAL. The
Chair's area of expertise may include but need not be limited to such areas
as: language planning policy, second language acquisition, curriculum
implementation, language minority education, assessing English language
proficiency, intercultural communication and literacy, and the analysis of
public policy questions surrounding EAL.

For further information regarding the context of ESL in Calgary, please
refer to http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca/

The University of Calgary is a comprehensive, research-intensive university
with almost 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As part of its
Academic Plan (www.ucalgary.ca/academic-plan/), the university seeks to
ground its research and teaching activities in a manner that makes a clear
return to the community. Calgary is a vibrant multilingual and
multicultural city of nearly one million people - located near the Rocky
Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise (www.visitor.calgary.ab.ca).
It is committed to advancing both a global and a local vision in its
policies and practices to reflect the international nature of its
businesses, organizations and residents.

An application, complete with an expression of interest, curriculum vitae
and the names and full contact information of three referees who can be
asked to write, in confidence, to the committee, should be forwarded to the
address below.


Address for Applications:

Professor Annette LaGrange
Dean, Faculty of Education
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Professor Annette LaGrange
Email: avlagranucalgary.ca
Phone: 403-220-5627
Website: http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca


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