Job Posting: Language Coordinator at Rutgers University

DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN, MIDDLE EASTERN AND SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

POSITION: LANGUAGE COORDINATOR

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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. 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. Demonstrated success in grant-writing is an added advantage. Working in conjunction with the Language Institute, scheduling office and other relevant units, the Language Coordinator 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 Language Coordinator will be expected to teach 3 courses per year in his/her primary language(s) of expertise. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and updated CV, and have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Alamin Mazrui. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to:

Professor Alamin Mazrui, Chair

Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures,

Rutgers University

Lucy Stone Hall B-309

54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue

Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8045

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.