[lg policy] JOB OPENING: Asst Director, Language Center (University of Notre Dame) to start Aug. 1, 2010

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 29 13:50:43 UTC 2010

The University of Notre Dame invites applications for the position of
*Assistant Director* *of the Center for the Study of Languages and
Cultures* to begin August 1, 2010.


The Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures (http://cslc.nd.edu)
seeks an *Assistant Director **for Language Technology&  Programming*
to help support foreign language study, intercultural development and
internationalization at Notre Dame (www.nd.edu).  This is a new
position that has significant potential for professional development
and growth.  In addition to appropriate qualifications and experience
(as detailed below), the candidate should exhibit evidence of creative
innovation to problem solving alongside an entrepreneurial approach to
project development and management.  To this effect, the ideal
candidate should be a collegial, self-starter with an ability to work
both autonomously and in close cooperation with a large array of
institutional partners.


The Assistant Director for Language Technology&  Programming is a
full-time staff position that coordinates all Center for the Study of
Languages& Cultures (CSLC) programming, resources and services a well
as manages all CSLC technology and instructional technology
initiatives. This position reports directly to the CSLC Director.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*1)       *Maintaining and fostering communication with staff,
students, faculty and institutional partners

$E1         *e.g. attending/leading committee meetings, promoting CSLC
programs to students and faculty,  collecting feedback from
stakeholders, etc.*

*2)       *Developing&  supporting new foreign language and
international programming, instructional technologies and resources

$E1         *e.g. developing new language tandem programs,
administering& advancing foreign language study abroad programs,
developing online  and instructional templates, etc.*

*3)       *Assessment&  management of existing programming,
technologies and resources

$E1         *e.g. supervising and assessing the efficacy of CSLC
foreign language peer tutoring programs, reviewing and maintenance of
instructional hardware/software systems, review and management of CSLC
library and cataloging systems, etc.*


A competitive candidate should hold EITHER: 1) An M.A., Ed.D or PhD in
applied linguistics, second language acquisition, TESOL or a closely
related field with training in computer-assisted language learning and
similar educational technology applications; or 2) an M.A., Ed.D or
PhD in educational technology with a relevant foreign/second language

In addition, a strong candidate should have significant professional
experience in EITHER: 1) teaching foreign/second language in a
post-secondary setting; or 2) working in an educational technology
with clear relevance to language technology initiatives.  Candidates
who have both foreign/second language teaching experience and
educational technology experience are preferred.

Individuals with alternative educational qualifications and/or
professional profiles who believe that they would nonetheless make
compelling candidates for this position will also be considered and
are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This
position comes with full Notre Dame benefits:


To apply for this position, please send the following materials to Dr.
Lance Askildson, Director of the Center for the Study of Languages&

1)       A curriculum vitae

2)       The names and contact information for three professional references

3)       A cover letter indicating why you are interested in applying
for this position and why you would make a compelling candidate

4)       ****Optional*: Evidence of excellence in foreign/second
language teaching and/or educational technology.
*e.g. teaching/performance evaluations, teaching or training videos,
digital portfolios, websites, blogs or educational technology
projects, etc.*

Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent directly to
Askildson.2 at nd.edu.  If materials cannot be sent electronically, they
should be mailed to:

Lance Askildson, PhD
Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures
329 DeBartolo Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.  The anticipated start date for this position is
August 1, 2010.


The Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures is an innovative
facility dedicated to supporting foreign language and cultural
acquisition through strategic planning, interactive programming,
technology-enhanced learning and study abroad immersion.

The CSLC collaborates closely with scholars and practitioners across a
wide range of departments, institutes, and affiliate institutions as
it also fosters discourse and coordination among these entities
through targeted resources and programming, coursework and summer
language study abroad programs.

CSLC facilities, programming, and faculty are informed by
interdisciplinary foci as well as an overarching commitment to
developing critical inquiry via multiple literacies in language and
culture.  To learn more, please visit our website at


The University of Notre Dame is an independent, national Catholic
university located in Notre Dame, IN., adjacent to the city of South
Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago.  Notre Dame
consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities according to
US News&  World Report. With 1,250 acres containing two lakes, Notre
Dame is well known for the quality of its educational programs and the
beauty of its campus.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff,
faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications
from those attracted to working at a Catholic university, members of
minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and
others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame is
an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


South Bend, IN was recently named the best city in the nation for home
price and value.  Cost of living estimates for the South Bend /
Michiana region are among the most affordable in the country and
Chicago is an easy 90 minutes by car or train.  See how you can enjoy
the advantages of life in a livable, affordable environment while
working at one of the best post-secondary institutions in the country.
Learn more at http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd/community-connections.

Lance R. Askildson, PhD
Director, Center for the Study of Languages&  Cultures
Associate Professor of the Practice, Second Language Acquisition
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Secretary, International Association of Language Learning Technology
Co-Editor, Intl Association of Language Learning Technology Journal
College of Arts&  Letters, University of Notre Dame
Phone: (574) 631-5881  Web: http://askildson.org

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