Western Michigan University seeks Intensive ESL Program Director

02/18/2014 10:28 PM | Pamela Bogart

Job Title: Director Intensive ESL Program

Western Michigan University seeks a visionary leader for its Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS). The CELCIS Director reports to the Associate Provost of the Haenicke Institute for Global Education (HIGE). The director works closely with the Associate Provost, senior Institute staff and CELCIS faculty and staff to expand the programs offered through CELCIS to serve and meet the needs of a wide range of international students in keeping with the expanding scope of Western Michigan’s global and international programs. Tenure is negotiable for a suitable candidate.

CELCIS was founded in 1975 and is fully accredited. Its specialists hold advanced degrees in ESL and/or applied linguistics. CELCIS is one of two intensive English programs in Michigan accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP). CELCIS enrolls about 250 students per term.

Western Michigan University is a nationally recognized research university classified as high research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WMU offers nearly 250 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level.  More than 20 percent of its 24,600 students are enrolled in graduate course work.  The University’s vision is founded on three pillars and aspires to distinguish itself as learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged. For more information on the University’s vision and strategic plan, please visit http://www.wmich.edu/strategic/.  

Major Duties:
Provide leadership and supervision to faculty and staff.  Participate in the recruitment of international students for the University and CELCIS. Represent CELCIS and the University effectively in external and internal relations.  Meet the needs of international CELCIS students regarding curriculum and student services.  Manage the daily operations of CELCIS and two English for Academic Purposes bridge courses, English 3600 and 3610. Plan, budget, and manage program finances. Make all employment decision recommendations and conduct evaluations. Participate in strategic planning and assessment.

Required Qualifications:
Masters Degree in TESL or Applied Linguistics.  Five years’ administrative experience in a university IEP, such as special program coordination, curriculum development, placement and testing oversight, accreditation, or other related experience.  Ten years’ full-time experience teaching ESL, six of which must be in a four-year college or university-level intensive English program.  Administrative experience may be concurrent with teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications:
At least five years’ experience teaching ESL in a U.S. institution of higher learning.
Earned Ph.D. in TESL, Applied Linguistics or a related field.
Experience living and teaching overseas.
Familiarity with a language other than English.

Applications and nominations:
Review of the candidates will continue until an outstanding candidate is selected.  Applicants should submit electronically the following information:
• Letter describing background and accomplishments that demonstrates how experience matches position’s requirements
• Resume
• Names, telephone numbers, and addresses (including email) of five references who can provide substantive knowledge of leadership and attest to professional qualifications and skills as related to TESL plus management experience.

Please visit www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.html for detailed information and application procedures. For more information on WMU and the Kalamazoo Community see www.wmich.edu/ and www.kalamazoocity.org.

WMU is an affirmative action /equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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