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*From:* CARLA [mailto:carla at umn.edu]
*Sent:* Tuesday, May 01, 2007 4:36 PM
*To:* CARLA Office
*Subject:* CARLA Director Position Available at the University of Minnesota
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition?
University of Minnesota
/Req # 147523/
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) seeks a
full-time director.? CARLA is one of the U.S. Department of Education?s
Title VI National Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve
the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively.
CARLA is engaged in a number of interrelated research and program
initiatives focused on second/foreign language teaching, learning, and
assessment.? Through an annual summer institute program and a wide array
of international conferences and regional seminars, CARLA supports the
professional development of language teachers.? Additionally, CARLA
offers a number of resources to language teachers including a battery of
language proficiency assessments and a working paper series. The mission
of CARLA is to study multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop
knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advance the quality of
language teaching, learning, and assessment.
General Duties of the CARLA Director:?As the public face of CARLA, the
director will provide leadership by setting priorities and direction for
this interdisciplinary, research-based center, securing and expanding
funding, and fostering collaboration among all CARLA stakeholders.? This
is a full-time, annually renewable administrative position that may
include limited teaching and research options depending upon the needs
of CARLA and the background of the individual.? For the successful
candidate, exceptional circumstances may warrant the granting of faculty
rank and the possibility of faculty tenure.
* Provide overall leadership and vision, and foster the development
of effective team relationships within CARLA.
* Maintain and expand funding sources, lead grant-writing efforts
and gift campaigns, and foster collaborations to pursue funding
* Recruit and support project leaders, Center Coordinator and other
personnel; monitor project and product development; supervise
* Create and strengthen connections linking CARLA with all relevant
units within the University and the state, and with national and
international researchers, leaders, and institutions engaged in
* Provide budgetary oversight and decision-making for CARLA resources.
* Maintain effective communication with Principal Investigators of
all CARLA grants.
* Establish and implement a new leadership model in consultation
with CARLA stakeholders.
* Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a relevant field.
* Demonstrated scholarship and background and experience in language
* Knowledge about key national and international issues related to
language and culture education.
* Documented evidence of management ability, organizational and
interpersonal skills, and strong public relations skills.
* Demonstrated success in writing, procuring, and managing grants.
* Demonstrated interdisciplinary teambuilding success in academic
and/or non-academic settings.
* Demonstrated leadership and professional involvement in language
and culture education.
CARLA has 5 full-time staff members and several affiliated faculty
members from the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education and
Human Development, and the College of Continuing Education.? The
Director of CARLA reports to the Associate Vice-President and Dean of
International Programs.? More information about CARLA can be found at:
Applications and nominations will be reviewed beginning September 1,
2007 and accepted until the position is filled.
The position requisition number is 147523 and is available on-line at:
Please apply online by submitting a faculty/academic application along
with an electronic letter of application expressing interest in the
position, current vita or resume 1-2 page statement regarding interest
in the position, names and addresses of 3-5 references.? Online
application are available at:?
/This material is available in alternative formats upon request. If you
need assistance with an alternative formats or other disability
accommodations, please contact:/
Karin Larson, Coordinator
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
619 Heller Hall, 271 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN? 55455
E-mail:? larso205 at umn.edu <mailto:larso205 at umn.edu>
*Selection Committee Chair*
Diane J. Tedick, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Second Languages and
Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
254 Peik Hall 159 Pillsbury Dr. SE Minneapolis, MN? 55455
E-mail: djtedick at umn.edu <mailto:djtedick at umn.edu>
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persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national
origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status,
veteran status or sexual orientation.?/
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