LINGUIST List 21.2612

Tue Jun 15 2010

Jobs: English Instruction: Director, EF Education First, Dubai, UAB

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        1.    Christopher McCormick, English & Curriculum and Instruction: Director of Academic Development, Middle East, EF Education First, United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Message 1: English & Curriculum and Instruction: Director of Academic Development, Middle East, EF Education First, United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Date: 15-Jun-2010
From: Christopher McCormick <>
Subject: English & Curriculum and Instruction: Director of Academic Development, Middle East, EF Education First, United Arab Emirates, Dubai
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University or Organization: EF Education First Department: Academic Research and Development Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Web Address:
Job Rank: Director of Academic Development, Middle East

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Curriculum and Instruction

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Job DescriptionEF Education First is accepting applications for a professional linguistand English language teaching specialist to be part of shaping the futureof language learning. As Director of Academic Development, Middle East, youwill have a creative and challenging leadership role in the design andimplementation of language learning programs across the region. You willoversee the instructional design process, create specialized curricula, usenew media and innovative approaches for teacher training and development,contribute to the development of educational publications and lead theimplementation of EF programs. Using your fluent Arabic language skills,you will also represent EF in the region in high level strategy discussionsand other external representation activities. You will jointly report tothe head of academic research and development and to the relevant EFproduct president and serve as an academic liaison internally andexternally. The starting location for the position will be Dubai, UAE.

Employer InformationEF Education First is the world's largest private education company, with agroup of fifteen subsidiaries and non-profit organizations centered aroundlanguage learning, educational travel, cultural exchange and academicprograms. EF has over 29,000 employees, teachers and volunteers, withoffices and schools in over 50 countries. EF's mission is simple: to breakdown the barriers of language, culture and geography that divide us. In thepast 40 years, EF's educational programs have helped people of all ages andnationalities become citizens of the world. EF's mission is more relevantthan ever. Today's world is increasingly complex and interdependent.Cross-cultural communication and understanding are vital to long-termsuccess. EF's programs enable everyone to make the world their classroom.

RequirementsApplicants must hold a PhD or EdD in Applied Linguistics, Second LanguageAcquisition, Foreign Language Education, or related field. They must have aproven record of successful English language teaching for a wide range ofages and interests and experience in product development for the Englishlanguage teaching (ELT) industry. Candidates must also be able todemonstrate native or near native spoken and written Arabic fluency andenthusiasm for working in educational contexts throughout theArabic-speaking world. In addition, they should have wide internationalwork and travel experience, familiarity with the international educationmarket, a demonstrated public speaking record, and a passion for theopportunities that new media and technology provide for effective learning,teaching, and assessment. Candidates who will be in possession of thedoctorate within the next 6 months will be considered.

ApplicationsInterested applicants should email a letter of application and a CV,together with any relevant samples or links to projects to Dr ChristopherMcCormick: Shortlisted candidates will firstbe asked to participate in a phone interview. Deadline for applications isJuly 15, 2010.

EF Education First | Zug, Switzerland | 15 June 2010

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2010 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dr Christopher McCormick Email:

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