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% administrative effort and 20% teaching during the academic year. The proportion of administrative and instructional 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 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, coordination of academic programs and curriculum, extracurricular and co-Curricular programming, and outreach/marketing.
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.
About the ELI
Since its founding in 1941, the ELI has been a leader in language teaching and learning at the University of Michigan and throughout the world. 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. 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.
How to Apply
The associate director position consists of two interdependent positions:
Candidates must apply to both job postings in the University of Michigan Careers system and be qualified for both positions in order to be considered. Please visit these job postings in the U-M Careers system for more details on the positions and instructions for how to apply.
The deadline for applications is October 14, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 178300/178303
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