Job Posting: Language Coordinator, Rutgers University

The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track position of Language Coordinator in the newly-established Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures. This is a renewable, three-year contractual position with full benefits. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition or a related field, with a concentration on Less Commonly Taught Languages of Africa/Middle East/South Asia, and should have a minimum of three years experience in Second/Foreign Language Coordination in an American academy. Candidates are expected to be competent in the use of instructional technology and communicative, standards-based teaching methodologies and must be conversant with the latest methods in Second/Foreign language assessment and should have demonstrated success in grant-writing. Working in conjunction with the Language Institute, scheduling office and other relevant units, the Director of Language Instruction and Coordination will be responsible for the general management of language instruction in the department –including training, supervision and evaluation of language instructors; scheduling of classes and placement tests; and campus-wide promotion of the study of these languages. In addition, the Director of Language Instruction and Coordination will be expected to teach 3 courses per year in his/her primary language(s) of expertise. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of active participation in one or more professional organizations focused on Less Commonly Taught Languages, eg., the National Association of the Teaching of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLTCOL), African Language Teachers Association (ALTA), or the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) or the Association of Teachers of South Asian Languages (ATSAL). Applicants should submit a letter of interest and updated CV, and have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Ousseina Alidou. Review of applications will begin on October 20 and continue until the position is filled. Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please mail your application to:
Professor Ousseina Alidou
Chair, Language Coordinator Search Committee
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall, B301
Piscataway, NJ 08854