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Director, English Language Support Office


Date 2013-09-10 11:09:52 Location : North America


Cornell University is seeking a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer to serve as founding director of the English Language Support Office. The director will develop and oversee an array of courses and services that include consultations, peer tutoring, and conversation groups to serve 2,000 international graduate and professional students. Responsibilities of this position include teaching (and hiring/overseeing lecturers to teach) introductory and advanced academic and professional writing seminars and academic and professional speaking seminars for international graduate students; budgeting and administrative oversight; assessing and reporting program outcomes; consulting with faculty in graduate fields on teaching academic and professional writing to graduate students for whom English is a second language; and collaborating on program development with Cornell's Graduate School, the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, and Cornell's Center for Teaching Excellence. The director will report to the Director of the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines and will oversee a staff of 1-2 lecturers, as well as graduate student peer tutors.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Composition and Rhetoric or equivalent and three years of graduate level teaching experience with writing and language courses. Highly desirable qualifications include some or all of the following: experience with a variety of instructional technologies; demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical theory, second language acquisition theory, writing proficiency assessment techniques, and/or methods for teaching written/oral communication and academic/professional English; the ability to communicate clearly to a variety of constituents (oral, written, presentations); ability to work as a member of a team; evidence of curriculum development, instructional design, and program development at the graduate level.

We particularly invite applications from women and members of under-represented minority groups. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Valid visa is required.
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