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LINGUIST List 23.3797

Mon Sep 10 2012

Jobs: Applied Ling, Lang Acq: Assoc Coordinator of Language Instruction, American U

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Sep-2012
From: Susan Sherzer <ssherzeramerican.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition: Associate Coordinator of Language Instruction, American University, District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: American University
Department: Department of World Languages and Cultures
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://www.american.edu/cas/wlc/
Job Rank: Associate Coordinator of Language Instruction

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


Description:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and
Sciences at American University invites applications for a one-year
renewable position as Associate Coordinator of Language Instruction as a
Professorial Lecturer beginning fall (August) 2013. Applicants should hold
a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition or a modern
foreign language; have a minimum of three years experience coordinating
language programs; have a minimum of three years teaching language at all
levels; demonstrate native or near-native fluency in a foreign language,
preferably Spanish or French; possess knowledge of computer-integrated
language learning methods, a demonstrable service orientation, and strong
interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities include assisting tenure-line faculty and working with
adjuncts and term faculty in WLC to ensure the smooth functioning of the
3-year language sequence, as well as the shorter sequence of less- commonly
taught languages, during the academic year and the summer session. The
person in this position will be largely responsible for hiring and managing
adjunct faculty. The teaching load is one course per semester. Salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing administrative experience
and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation,
and a statement of teaching philosophy to the application mailing address
below.

Applicants can send their dossier either electronically to the application
email address below or by regular mail.

Applicants should indicate whether or not they will be attending the MLA
Convention in Boston.

For best consideration submit applications by October 15, 2012. Review of
applications will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer
committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University offers
employee benefits to same sex domestic partners of employees and prohibits
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and
gender/identity expression.

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Susan Sherzer
Chair, "Associate Coordinator of Language Instruction" Search
Department of World Languages and Cultures, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016-8045
USA
Email Address for Applications: ssherzeramerican.edu
Contact Information:
Susan Sherzer
Email: ssherzeramerican.edu

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