This position is interdependent with Job Posting Number 178303, LEO Adjunct Lecturer English Language Institute, which typically involves teaching one course during each fall and winter term, with summer teaching optional. You must apply to both job postings and be qualified for both positions in order to be considered as a candidate. (Please see Job Posting 178303, which describes the LEO Adjunct Lecturer position, for the specific application requirements for that position.)
To apply for the associate director position, a cover letter is required. Please attach the letter as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
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The University of Michigan’s English Language Institute (ELI), an independent unit of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)’s Division of Undergraduate Education, seeks an energetic, dynamic, experienced teacher/administrator to join the ELI leadership team as associate director.
The associate director will work in close partnership with the ELI director to provide vision, strategic planning, and administrative oversight to the Institute’s operations. The associate director will take a lead role in guiding ELI’s curricular development, oversee ELI’s summer intensive programs, support our outreach efforts, coordinate and expand our co- and extracurricular offerings, and provide leadership continuity in the director’s absence. This is a new position, so the selected individual will have an opportunity to help shape the role over time, in collaboration with the director.
This is a 12-month, full time staff position which includes a mix of 80% for the administrative effort and 20% teaching during the academic year. The proportion of administrative and teaching effort during the spring and summer half terms will be determined in consultation with the ELI Director, based on the selected individual’s preference and programmatic needs.
The salary range for this position is $64,000-72,000.
About the ELI
The ELI was established in 1941 as the first university-based Intensive English Program in the United States. Today, the ELI offers a full range of credit-bearing graduate English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, a comprehensive language and pedagogy program for international teaching assistants, an array of non-credit resources for international graduate students and scholars, and a set of ESL/EFL teacher education courses for undergraduates. In addition, ELI is currently developing EAP courses for undergraduates to be offered at a future date. As an independent unit in the Division of Undergraduate Education of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), ELI collaborates with partners in LSA and across campus to support the University of Michigan’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and to foster a campus climate that is welcoming to all. For more information about the ELI, please visit our website.
The associate director will work collaboratively with the ELI director and faculty to provide world-class English, academic, and intercultural instruction to members of the University of Michigan community. Key areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
Serving on the ELI leadership team (35%)
Collaborate closely with the ELI director on long-range strategic planning and day-to-day oversight of the institute’s academic and administrative operations
Work with the director to foster a positive workplace culture that centers work/life balance and the wellness of ELI students, faculty, and staff.
Assist the ELI director in planning and leading departmental meetings and providing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff
Assist with grant applications budgets and provide assistance with the application processing
Oversee administrative operations in the director's absence
Represent the ELI and international students in campus spaces and in the broader fields of EAP and graduate communication
Support the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the College of LSA and the University of Michigan
Engage in ongoing academic and administrative professional development
Academic Programs and Curriculum Coordination (35%)
Work with the ELI director to manage academic programs, including curriculum development; faculty hiring, review, and development; course scheduling; and program assessment
Collaborate with the ELI director and faculty to develop new courses and initiatives to meet students' evolving needs
Take primary responsibility for overall coordination of ELI summer programs, in collaboration with individual program coordinators
Remain abreast of current EAP/ESP language teaching research
Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programming (20%)
Oversee development, implementation of co- and extra-curricular activities for international students
Oversee co/extra-curricular activities in summer programs
Work with the director to plan, implement, and promote public events for the U-M community
Work with ELI director to coordinate strategic marketing/outreach to ensure that students, faculty, and support staff are aware of and have access to ELI courses and other resources
Represent ELI and promote its offerings at orientations, faculty meetings, resource fairs, and other campus events
Assist the ELI director in building and maintaining connections with former students and potential donors
We seek candidates with an advanced degree in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a closely related field (PhD preferred); at least three years’ experience teaching English for Academic Purposes at the university level; at least two years' academic administrative experience; and an advanced level of comfort and facility using a broad range of current digital tools for language learning and program administration. Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and a demonstrated commitment to the goals of diversity, equity and inclusiveness are also required. The successful candidate will have a record of working collaboratively; interpersonal skills that contribute to a respectful and productive working environment; and a positive, engaging communication style that is welcoming to a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
Additional desirable qualifications include previous teaching and/or administrative experience with ESL/EFL teacher preparation, ITA programs, intercultural communication, ESL/EAP materials development, grant writing, marketing and communications, and community-engaged language pedagogy. Experience studying or working abroad and/or as a second-language learner are also desired.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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