Writing Lecturer/Program Director

Writing for Georgia

San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies in collaboration with the College of Arts and Letters seeks applicants for a full time lecturer position in Fall and in Spring of AY 2015/16 to direct the writing program and to teach in Tbilisi, Georgia (country), for the SDSU-Georgia program, beginning August 25, 2015.

Qualifications: M.A. in TESL, TESOL, Applied Linguistics (or in Linguistics with an Applied Linguistics specialization), M.A. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or M.A. in Education with an emphasis on TESOL. Experience in teaching college-level writing courses and/or teaching experience with such courses at SDSU is preferred.

We seek candidates with demonstrated ability to direct and run the day-to-day operations of the writing program. Experience in program and curriculum development and/or in teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) with an emphasis on English for Specific/Academic Purposes (ESP/EAP) is preferred. The Director will ensure quality teaching in support of the students of Georgia who are participants of the dual degree program in STEM disciplines at SDSU starting in Fall 2015. The Director will also administer a placement test prior to the semester start for the students to take the appropriate writing classes (RWS/Ling 94 or 100). The Director will supervise one part time assistant to the Director and all full time and part time instructors and tutors of the writing program. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Director will offer and conduct professional development seminars to local ESL writing teachers, and teach three or four sections for the SDSU-Georgia writing program (depending on need). The Director will be provided with a full-time lecturer salary, shared housing (without utilities) in Tbilisi, and two round trip tickets per year (August/December and January/June). Salary is in accordance with the CSU Salary Schedule for Special Program.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) letter of interest in the position indicating experience in program/curriculum development and/or experience in teaching academic writing, (2) detailed CV, (3) at least one and a maximum of three relevant course syllabi, (4) contact information (email and phone number) of two references. Applicants will not be considered until all of these items have been received. Please refer to the position name ‘Writing for Georgia.’

Deadline for applications is no later than June 18, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Please send all materials to:

Kacy Vega

SDSU-Georgia Project Manager

San Diego Campus

5250 Campanile Dr.

San Diego, CA 92182-1920

FAX: (619) 594-1622

Email: kvega@mail.sdsu.edu

Website: http://georgia.sdsu.edu/

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.