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ESL/IECP Program Coordinator Position The Department of Applied Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University seeks a fixed-term, multiyear program coordinator for its Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) starting in Fall 2012. The successful candidate will be committed to international education and will be able to work effectively in a strong team environment to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of international students seeking high quality English academic preparation in a college or university setting.
Primary duties include directing the IECP program, working with Global Programs and other university programs and committees to identify IECP needs, and developing a comprehensive plan for responding to them; developing and updating curriculum, textbook/equipment selection, and instructional materials; scheduling courses; supervising faculty and staff, and leading professional development of faculty. The ESL Program Coordinator will also be a member of the Applied Linguistics graduate faculty and will be eligible for serving on masters and doctoral level committees. Minimum Qualifications: * A Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Second Language (T.E.S.L.), Applied Linguistics or related field. Applicants with a MA degree in TESOL, applied linguistics or related fields will be considered but must have extensive experience in ESL administration, supervision, and teaching. * Several years teaching experience in an Intensive English or Academic English preparation program in a college or university setting where English is the language of instruction. * Record of on-going professional development. * Administrative and/or program development, testing and program assessment experience. * Command of the English language at the level of a native speaker. Preferred qualifications: * Experience in teacher development. * Experience teaching ESL/EFL abroad. * Proficiency in one or more languages other than English. * Experience developing, teaching and assessing online courses. Application Procedure Review of dossiers to begin March 2, 2012. Applications will be accepted via the faculty search website (www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/) until the position is filled. Please provide cover letter; CV; three confidential letters of recommendation; transcripts of graduate program(s); documentation of administrative /supervisory/teaching excellence; supporting materials such as observation reports, peer reviews, and student evaluations, and copies of any published materials relevant to this position. Letters of recommendation may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via post to 234 Sparks Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.
About the IECP The IECP is a dynamic community of outstanding faculty and staff whose mission is to provide quality language instruction to nonnative speakers of English with an emphasis on the skills necessary for academic success. The IECP is affiliated with the Department of Applied Linguistics, which is part of the College of the Liberal Arts. Like the IECP, the Department’s mission is to advance understandings of language use and language learning from a range of anthropological, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Department faculty are committed to teaching and mentoring students and are recognized world wide for their topically and geographically diverse research involving a broad spectrum of languages and settings. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.