Position opening: Writing Center ESL Specialist, UNC Chapel Hill

ESL Specialist in the Writing Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of English as a Second Language Specialist. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position in an innovative, busy center that offers both onsite and online writing support (http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/). The Center serves thousands of students each year with a staff of 16 graduate student consultants. The ESL Specialist will collaborate with the Center’s existing ESL Specialist to design and deliver instruction in advanced academic English to matriculated students.

Duties include:

• Develop and teach instructional modules for academic writing and presentations

• Develop multimedia writing and oral communication instructional materials

• Facilitate ESL writing groups

• Tutor advanced ESL graduate and undergraduate students

• Collaborate with colleagues on special projects

Opportunities for conference attendance and research available.

QUALIFICATIONS Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in TESOL, Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or related field (Ph.D. preferred); ESL teaching experience at the college level or equivalent, and experience in a college level writing center. Demonstrated skill teaching English for academic purposes and experience with multimedia software are advantages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS This is a 12-month, full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Position carries good NC state benefits: health insurance, annual leave, sick leave, and retirement plan. The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

TO APPLY: Address materials to Dr. Kim Abels and submit application at http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers . Review of applications will begin immediately, continuing until filled. Position start date is August 1, 2010.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.