The English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (EPPIC) in the Department of Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in English for Specific Purposes, to begin in fall 2017. EPPIC is a newly-established university center whose goals are to conduct research on language-in-use among academic and professional units across the university, to provide English language support services to advanced proficiency international students, scholars, and faculty, and to promote constructive intercultural engagement among members of the university community.
The lecturer position entails conducting ongoing language needs analysis of specific international groups in the university community, developing curricula and materials for advanced-level academic and professional English-language workshops, teaching these workshops, designing curricula for and facilitating topical intercultural conversation groups, and providing individualized instruction to internationals. The lecturer will also play an active collaborative role in research projects, genre studies, outreach efforts, pedagogical and professional mentoring of graduate assistants and tutors, and administrative management of projects or processes, as assigned. Other duties may include working with international MA students at Penn State Law, conducting language assessments in person or via Skype and providing services at off-site locations, such as the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.
Required Qualifications: 1) An M.A. or Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, TESL, Linguistics, or related fields with documented coursework for credit in the areas of second language pedagogy, second language assessment, and English as a Second Language and/or English for Specific Purposes; 2) A minimum of three years of experience teaching spoken and written advanced proficiency L2 English in university, institutional, corporate, or professional settings; 3) Completion of coursework involving, and/or familiarity with, doctoral-level written and spoken English-language tasks and texts; 4) Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development; and 5) Outstanding professional, interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills.
Previous work with matriculated, degree-seeking international undergraduate and graduate students is preferred, as is proficiency in a language other than English.
This position is a 36-week academic appointment that will begin in August 2017, and is renewable. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, and graduate-level academic writing sample, as well as a teaching dossier which includes: 1) Sample advanced-proficiency ESL or EFL lesson plans you have designed; 2) Syllabus of an advanced-level ESL or EFL course you have designed or taught; 3) Teaching Evaluations; and 4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy. Candidates should also provide the names and contact information of three references (former supervisors or others familiar with your academic work and/or teaching) that may be contacted for letters of recommendation, and any other teaching- or research-related documents that support your application. Inquiries may be directed to Meredith Doran (email@example.com), chair of the Search Committee and Director of EPPIC. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/70139
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