LINGUIST List 29.773

Fri Feb 16 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; TESOL: Director of English Language Center, Michigan State University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 07-Feb-2018
From: Leah Addis <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; TESOL: Director of English Language Center, Michigan State University, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Job Title: Director - English Language Center

Job Rank: Director

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; TESOL


The English Language Center in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University seeks an accomplished educator and administrator to serve as its Director. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position at the rank of Academic Specialist. The initial appointment will be for three years beginning August 16, 2018 with potential for renewal.

The Director of the English Language Center (ELC) provides programmatic and administrative leadership related to vision, guidance, goal-setting, faculty development, budget, and personnel for all programs of the Center including Intensive English, English for Academic Purposes, and Special Programs. This position also oversees the International Teaching Assistant program and the Testing Office. The Director has significant outreach duties and works closely with other MSU units on issues related to international student support and undergraduate/graduate conditional admissions matters. This position also represents the ELC throughout the university community and participates in university-wide groups and committees related to international students.

Duties of the ELC Director:
- Program Planning & Leadership
- Center Administration
- Faculty Development and Oversight
- Outreach
- Professional Responsibilities

Required Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field
- 3+ years of management experience, including administrative and supervisory duties, in a university- or college-affiliated IEP or academic department specializing in TESL, Applied Linguistics, SLA, or related field
- 3+ years of university-level teaching experience in ESL, Applied Linguistics, SLA, or related field
- Experience in and knowledge of budgetary planning and personnel management
- International experience and demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism
- Knowledge of and experience with language assessment, testing, and policy

Desired Qualifications:
- Doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics or a closely related field
- Experience recruiting students to an English language program
- Grant writing and grant management experience
- Leadership experience in regional and/or national professional organizations related to the field

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin March 12, 2018. For a detailed description and to apply, applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website listed below, posting #488395. Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter b) current curriculum vitae c) a summary of experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in any past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how the applicant will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and d) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

For more information about the English Language Center, visit

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Leah Addis,

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: this position has been filled.

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Leah Addis

Page Updated: 16-Feb-2018