Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks a successful, experienced academic administrator to serve as director of its Program in Intensive English (PIE), starting July 2013. The Director will be eligible for a non-tenured Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice faculty appointment depending on experience and qualifications. The initial contract is for three years and is renewable. Contract renewal after each year is dependent on program needs, budget, and performance. This is a twelve-month appointment. The director reports to the Chair of the Department of English and the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.
- The following application materials should be delivered to:
ATTN PIE Director Search
Northern Arizona University
PO BOX 6032
FLAGSTAFF AZ 86011-6032
Via e-mail to: Beverly.Cleland@nau.edu
Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The cover letter should address your administrative, supervisory, and teaching experiences as they relate to this position. Professional references will be contacted only if you are selected as a finalist. Candidates selected for interview or finalists may be asked to provide unofficial transcripts of graduate program(s); documentation of administrative /supervisory/teaching excellence; supporting materials such as observation reports, peer reviews, letters of reference, student evaluations, and copies of any published materials relevant to this position.
- The successful candidate will be committed to international education and will be able to work effectively in a team environment. The position involves overall responsibility for the academic and financial success of PIE; for leading an academic and professional staff of approximately 50; and for maintaining and enhancing the program's mission of instructional excellence, teacher training, and applied research. Duties include the following:
Effectively deliver existing programs and develop new programs; supervise PIE faculty and staff; lead professional development of faculty; develop and oversee program budgets and facilities; hire, supervise, evaluate academic and administrative staff; collaborate closely with the Center for International Education (CIE) on international student welfare, academic success, recruitment and retention; ensure that PIE is in compliance with NAU policies and procedures; represent PIE on campus; participate actively in local, regional, and national professional organizations potentially participate as a member of the Applied Linguistics graduate faculty.
- A master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Applied Linguistics, or related field AND 3 years of Intensive English Program (IEP) management experience in a post-secondary setting in positions such as, but not limited to, director, associate director, or assistant director.
- Doctorate in TESL, Applied Linguistics, or related field.
- Administrative and/or program development, testing and program assessment experience.
- IEP management experience in a university setting.
- Experience with budget and personnel management.
- Experience in teacher training and development.
- Record of on-going professional development (including participation at NAFSA, TESOL, or AAAL).
- Strong record of effective teaching.
- Applied knowledge of current theories and issues relevant to second language teaching and learning.
- Experience teaching ESL/EFL abroad.
- Demonstrated ability to develop technology and media applications for EAP instruction.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills consistent with those of an educated native speaker of English.
- The ability to communicate diplomatically with diverse constituencies.
- The PIE has been serving the needs of Northern Arizona University's non-English speaking international students and training future ESL/EFL teachers since 1987. Each semester the PIE enrolls about 200 non-native English speakers from around the world. PIE enjoys a close working relationship with NAU's TESL-MA and doctoral program in applied linguistics, and the Center for International Education. Further information about the PIE can be found at http://nau.edu/cal/pie .
- Northern Arizona University's applied linguistics faculty are active scholars, teachers and mentors, and professionals. Our group focuses on the learning and teaching of English as a second/foreign language and the description of spoken/written English. We engage in empirical and theoretical inquiry of language and language pedagogy, from both linguistic and cognitive orientations. Our primary teaching mission is to serve students in two graduate programs: MA-TESL and PhD in Applied Linguistics. We also have a Program in Intensive English that serves the English learning needs of NAU international students and provides teaching and research opportunities for faculty and graduate students. We offer undergraduate courses for BA English and BS Ed English majors/minors, and Liberal Studies' requirements. NAU is a 25,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 65,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. Visit us at http://nau.edu/cal/english/
- Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification, and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
- This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012.
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