Director of the English as a Second Language Program
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a Director of the English as a Second Language Program. We seek candidates with expertise in second language pedagogy. Additional knowledge of one of the following areas is highly desirable: language assessment, classroom-based research, feedback, computer-assisted language learning, immersion programs and second language acquisition. The candidate should demonstrate the ability and interest to organize and develop an ESL program that meets the needs of the University. Duties include teaching ESL courses, curricular development, and program coordination.
This is a full time non-tenure track position beginning September 1, 2017. Initial one year appointment; renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance with potential for reappointment.
High level of proficiency in English and a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, English as a Second Language, or a closely related field in hand by the time of appointment are required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience directing ESL or EFL programs and coordinating language instructors and teaching assistants.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information for three references to the link below:
Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of January 17, 2017, in order to ensure consideration.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.