LINGUIST List 28.4806

Tue Nov 14 2017

Jobs: General Linguistics: Director of ECU Language Academy, East Carolina University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 13-Nov-2017
From: Katie Strickland <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Director of ECU Language Academy, East Carolina University, USA
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University or Organization: East Carolina University
Job Location: North Carolina, USA
Job Title: Director of ECU Language Academy

Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Office of Global Affairs is the primary administrative unit for institutional global matters and includes international student services, International J-1 scholar services, global academic programming and partnerships, education abroad, and business services in support of global affairs.

Job Duties:
- The Director of ECULA reports to the Executive Director of the Office of Global Affairs. He or she is responsible for the both the long-term and day-to-day functioning of the program, including:
- Setting goals for the program
- Ensuring program compliance with federal, state and University regulations and processes
- Maintaining national accreditation of the program as appropriate;
- Hiring, evaluating and scheduling staff
- Maintaining ECULA budgets
- Teaching ECULA courses
- Assisting with the worldwide recruitment and admission of students
- Working with others in the Office of Global Affairs to develop marketing and communication plans for prospective students
- Ensuring that ECULA webpages and informational materials are accurate, up to date and accessible
- Establishment and oversight of curriculum that meets professional standards
- Overseeing the procurement of books and classroom materials
- Scheduling classrooms; liaising with numerous campus administrative units to ensure the smooth operation of ECULA and the welfare of its students
- Working with ECU colleges and departments to determine how the program can best be of service to them
- Organizing activities for ECULA students both inside and outside the classroom

Minimum Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Linguistics, TESOL, English, or Modern Languages
- Experience in program development, strategic planning, staffing, budgeting, marketing, program accreditation, and event management
- At least five years of university-level ESL teaching experience
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate with a broad range of campus units and organizations
- Excellent proven oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated evidence of continual professional development

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
- At least two years of ESL teaching experience in a country where English is not the native language, both living and working among local students
- PhD in Linguistics, TESOL, English, or Modern Languages

Special Instructions to Applicants:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application at the link below.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Katie Strickland

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