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Positions at AU - Academic English

1. Program Manager, English Language Transition Program
Department: School of Professional and Extended Studies
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.
Position Type: Full-time Staff
Description: This position is responsible for managing all aspects of AU’s English Language Transition Program (ELTP) including creative curriculum instruction, program staffing, program promotion and development, student advising, registration, orientation, counseling, assessment of learning outcomes, and matriculation into main-campus undergraduate or graduate programs. The incumbent develops the ELTP marketing and recruitment plans to ensure enrollment targets are achieved. The program manager helps resolve faculty and student issues and ensures that consistency in academic standards is maintained across ELTP courses.
Educational Requirements: The incumbent must have a Master's degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field with certification in TESOL. A PhD is preferred.
Minimum Requirements:
- Knowledge of current ESL practices and policies in higher education
- At least 5 years of ESL teaching experience and academic program management, administration and assessment, and/or curriculum development required, preferably in ESL
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience with recruitment and student advising
- Excellent people skills and relationship building
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities, handles multiple tasks, and work with diplomacy and efficiency in a fast paced environment with minimal or no supervision
- Outstanding organizational ability as well as the ability to manage deadlines Preferred Requirements: - Multilingual qualifications
- Working knowledge of current technology in the field
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2. Adjunct Faculty - Academic English (2 positions)

The International Gateway Program in the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University invites applications for two part-time adjunct faculty positions to teach in the Fall 2012, subject to budgetary approval.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in academic English listening/speaking and academic English reading/writing to conditionally admitted undergraduate students enrolled in the AU International Gateway Program. Position Appointees will teach one or two 3-credit academic preparation English language courses in the International Gateway Program during the Fall 2012 semester. Appointment is for one semester with potential to be renewed. IGP faculty are expected to attend and be active in program orientation and other program functions; provide guidance to students; and have additional program-related responsibilities such as materials development, mentoring, and test administration. Position Appointees will work under the supervision of the IGP Program Director/Manager. Applicants must have Master’s in TESOL, Applied Linguistics or related field; at least three years of ESL teaching experience at a university level; experience teaching academic English language courses; near-native proficiency in English; strong interpersonal skills with evidence of a high level of cultural sensitivity. Experience in developing ESL curriculum, international experience and knowledge of another language preferred. Salary commensurate with professional experience and qualifications.

Submit a letter of application including a description of how your experience, qualifications, and professional interests have prepared you for this position, along with your curriculum vitae/resume,
and the names and contact information for three professional references to Polina Vinogradova, TESOL Program Director, at, or mail to Department of Language and Foreign Studies,
American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016-8045. Application review will begin on May 15 and will continue until positions are filled.
Appointments will be effective August 2012.
American University is an AA/EEO University committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply.