LINGUIST List 31.2815

Wed Sep 16 2020

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Translation: Senior Lecturer, University of Denver

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <beccalinguistlist.org>



Date: 15-Sep-2020
From: Marcy Cozzens <marcy.cozzensdu.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Translation: Senior Lecturer, University of Denver, Colorado, USA
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University or Organization: University of Denver
Department: Center for World Languages and Cultures
Job Location: Colorado, USA
Web Address: https://www.du.edu/cwlc/
Job Title: Director and Teaching Associate Professor

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Translation


Description:

The Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC) provides support for language learners and promotes linguistic and (inter)cultural competency as an integral component of a comprehensive education and a critical competency for successful global citizenship. The CWLC is the home to the undergraduate First-year Language Programs (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) and offers access to the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages through flexible and innovative instruction. The goal of the CWLC is to create a culture of language learning and inclusive excellence to help in furthering DU's goals of internationalizing the campus.

The Director holds an administrative and faculty position and provides strategic leadership and advocates for all facets of language teaching and learning at DU. As this program has just moved to the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and taken on the development and delivery of the University's first-year language program, the new Director will have important program-building opportunities. The Director is responsible for overseeing all CWLC operations and plays a key role in collaborating among disciplines to promote the study of languages and cultures, particularly in emphasizing the inextricable relationship between language and intercultural competence.

The Director works closely with the departments of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and of Spanish Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies in organizing language instruction, with the University Office of Internationalization, and with other academic and support units across the University. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. In conjunction with the Director appointment, the successful applicant will be appointed at the rank of teaching associate professor and be eligible for promotion to teaching full professor. The teaching professor series at DU was created in 2015 as a parallel, teaching-focused faculty series. As noted in Inside Higher Education, this series provides a career path, rank and promotion, and multi-year contracts. This is a 12-month appointment.

Required Qualifications:
- PhD in Second Language Teaching and Learning or related field.
- Pertinent experience in a multi-language or similar center offering a range of languages and language learning models, including budget oversight.
- Supervision and development of instructors and curriculum.
- Evidence of excellent teaching.
- Experience or commitment to Inclusive Excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to engage diverse student populations.

Candidates must apply online through the application link provided below to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://jobs.du.edu/cw/en-us/job/493250/director-and-teaching-associate-professor-center-for-world-languages-and-cultures
Contact Information:
Andrea Stanton
Email: Andrea.Stantondu.edu


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