The College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University seeks a Director of ESL to assume the intellectual and administrative leadership of the Writing Program's English as a Second Language courses and initiatives. The Director of ESL's specific responsibilities include administering the program's ESL courses (approximately 85 sections per year at present); maintaining and coordinating the curriculum for the ESL sequence; hiring and supervising part-time lecturers teaching ESL courses; supervising full-time lecturers (currently 10) teaching ESL courses; providing training and support to other faculty who serve ESL students; coordinating university-wide placement and orientation of ESL students during the academic year and the summer; serving as ESL liaison with BU schools and colleges beyond the College of Arts & Sciences; and teaching to a degree commensurate with the position's other responsibilities. Reporting to the Director of the Writing Program, the Director of ESL will participate as well in the broader administration of the Writing Program.
The Director of ESL will also have a faculty appointment at the rank of Master Lecturer with an initial term of five years, with the possibility and expectation of renewal for additional five-year terms. The position requires a Ph.D. and scholarly record in Second Language Writing, Applied Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, or other closely related field, as well as experience in administration and the teaching of undergraduate writing to ESL/multilingual students.
Awarded the Conference on College Composition and Communication Certificate of Excellence in 2017, the Writing Program is a central contributor to the university's undergraduate teaching mission. More information about the program is available at http://www.bu.edu/writingprogram/ .
To apply, please submit a letter of application (addressed to Chris Walsh, Director of the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program) and curriculum vitae to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15499 . Additional materials will be requested from selected candidates.
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those submitted via email or through a website other than Academic Jobs Online will not be considered. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.
Applications submitted via email or through a website other than Academic Jobs Online will not be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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