LINGUIST List 31.1467

Tue Apr 28 2020

Jobs: General Linguistics: English Placement Test Coordinator, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Apr-2020
From: Dee Ann Bates <>
Subject: General Linguistics: English Placement Test Coordinator, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
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University or Organization: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: English Placement Test (EPT) Coordinator

Job Rank: Other

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites application for the English Placement Test (EPT) Coordinator position. The EPT coordinator is responsible for the development, administration, and validation of EPT and any assessment-related initiatives in the ESL program. Additionally, the EPT Coordinator oversees the operational management of EPT Testing Office and monitors research activities related to EPT/ESL.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Duties and Responsibilities:

Test administration and validation: Oversee all aspects of test administration and validation. Communicate with stakeholders about the EPT and assessment needs in the ESL program.
Test development: Lead EPT Research Assistants to create test prompts.
Supervision: Supervise test-related work of testing office staff.
Rater training: Administer rater training for the EPT. Monitor rater performance and make recommendations for improvements in rater training.
Research: Oversee the implementation of EPT research and presentation policies. Monitor EPT-related research and maintain EPT test databases. In the absence of the EPT supervisor, serve as the Principal Investigator for EPT-related research.
Teaching and committees: May teach in the Illinois TESOL program and serve on Masters thesis and PhD dissertation committees.


- Master’s degree in Second Language Studies, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or Linguistics.
- Three years experience with ESL teaching or with language assessment.

- Ph.D. in Second Language Studies, Applied Linguistics, or Linguistics Specializations: Language Testing and Assessment; Educational Measurement; Applied Linguistics; Technology Enhanced Language Learning; Second Language Writing and Speaking.
- Experience coordinating between standardized language tests and classroom instruction.
- One year experience in academic program administration.
- A record of academic research and publication.
- Experience using current technologies for testing and instruction.
- Experience in working with international student population at the university level.

Salary and Appointment Information:

This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is August, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information:

Applications must be received by May 18, 2020.
Apply for this position at the web address for applications below.
Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume, and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three professional references.

For further information about this specific position, please contact the SLCL
For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Application Deadline: 18-May-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Phone: 2173332137

Page Updated: 28-Apr-2020