[EDLING:78] [Fwd: [Aaal-l] FW: CARLA Director Position Available at the University of Minnesota]

Tamara Warhol warholt at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
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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

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Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition?
University of Minnesota
*Position Description*
/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.

*Specific Responsibilities*

    * 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
      Center personnel.
    * 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
      language education.
    * 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.

*Required Qualifications*

    * 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.

*Preferred Qualifications?*

    * 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: 
http://www.carla.umn.edu <http://www.carla.umn.edu/>.

Applications and nominations will be reviewed beginning September 1, 
2007 and accepted until the position is filled.

Application instructions:
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
Phone: 612-624-6022
E-mail:? larso205 at umn.edu <mailto:larso205 at umn.edu>

*Selection Committee Chair*
Diane J. Tedick, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Second Languages and 
Cultures Education
Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
254 Peik Hall 159 Pillsbury Dr. SE Minneapolis, MN? 55455
Phone: 612-625-1081?
E-mail: djtedick at umn.edu <mailto:djtedick at umn.edu>

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employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national 
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