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Director for the English Language Center

Date 2016-12-23 18:12:26 Location : North America

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director for the English Language Center, College of Liberal Arts [17396]

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.

The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Full-time director (12 month contract) to provide administrative and academic leadership for the English Language Center, a unit within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that provides language instruction and support to both undergraduate and graduate UNLV students who are non-native speakers. The Director of the English Language Center (ELC) has both Administrative and Academic leadership responsibilities.

Administrative Leadership:
Develop and implement a strategic plan for the ELC in concert with the College of Liberal Arts and other UNLV stakeholders; Develop and coordinate programs and procedures with other campus units that serve and employ students who are non-native speakers, including undergraduate and graduate admissions, colleges such as Hotel and Engineering, the First-Year Writing Program, and the Writing Center; Partner with the Department of World Languages and Cultures to coordinate the use of the Language Resource Center; Administer the ELC budget and supervise staff (including student assistants); Schedule and facilitate regular meetings of ELC staff and faculty; Serve as marketing coordinator and recruiter for the ELC; Facilitate cultural immersion opportunities such as the Conversation Partner Program (CPC) and the English Language Center Club (ELCC).

Academic Leadership:
Develop, maintain, and review curriculum and supervise the English Language Proficiency Certificate Programs offered by the ELC; Work with the College on enrollment management in order to schedule and staff classes; Recruit, mentor, and evaluate teaching faculty; Teach appropriate classes in ELC; Provide International Teaching Assistants support as well as proficiency testing, student evaluation, and placement; Engage in professional development and service through organizations such as TESOL and NAFSA.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in TESL related field ( 2nd language acquisition, applied linguistics, curriculum and instruction or related field); Three to five years of unit leadership delivering strategic and operational objectives; Minimum five years teaching English to non-native speakers at an institution of higher education in the United States; Demonstrated knowledge of admissions and enrollment, financial planning, student support, development and training of faculty, human resource issues and facilities management; Eligibility to work and travel freely in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to the Minimum Qualifications the Preferred Qualifications are:
Experience with CALL--Computer-Assisted Language Learning or TELL--Technology-enhanced Language Learning; Experience living and working internationally; Proficiency in another language; Familiarity with U.S. immigration policies related to international students; Experience working collaboratively in an organization with multiple stakeholders; Excellent written and communication skills; Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on January 2, 2017, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Keene, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.