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DIRECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES (ELS) PROGRAM, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, to oversee the daily operation of the ELS program, including administering the English Evaluation Test (EET) and working with other programs involved in communication pedagogy at MIT. The ELS program, a regular academic program open to matriculated MIT students, is designed for non-native English speakers to foster effective communication in a variety of academic/professional contexts. Will recruit, hire, and guide lecturers to teach ELS subjects; conduct annual reviews and regular observations for lecturers employed in the program; lead the renewal and promotion process for eligible lecturers; and teach four ELS classes per year (three the first year).
REQUIRED: master’s degree in TESOL, applied linguistics, or related field; experience in a discipline relevant to teaching academic/professional English as a second language (TESL), second language acquisition, technical writing with a specialization in ESL/ELL, professional communication, or related field; at least six years’ experience teaching non-native English speakers in U.S. higher education; experience with written/spoken English language testing; record of program administration and leadership, including experience hiring, mentoring, and reviewing staff; familiarity with communication needs of students, especially in engineering/sciences; interest in pedagogy and experience teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, curriculum design, and learning materials development; record of effective teaching; strong written and oral English communication skills; and evidence of applied knowledge of current research relevant to academic and professional communication and second language teaching and learning, including familiarity with web and video technology. PREFERRED: spoken, written, and cultural proficiency in a language/culture other than English; experience teaching science and engineering writing; and experience teaching/presenting on topics related to academic/professional communication across cultures. Job #19799
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Position to begin July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
This is a full-time (twelve-month), renewable, non-tenure track position. The initial appointment is for five years.