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Brown University invites applications for the Director of the Center for Language Studies, to begin summer 2014; the position carries a faculty appointment as Senior Lecturer. The CLS serves as a resource for the promotion of excellence in second language education and works with academic departments and others across campus to support faculty at Brown with teaching and research interests in languages and cultures. The Director will be expected to: develop and implement innovative language training programs and initiatives in collaboration with the Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning and the Language Resource Center; stimulate and coordinate research efforts in innovative pedagogy; organize lectures, workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities for language faculty; serve as a resource for students and faculty seeking to learn about foreign languages and cultures; increase the visibility of the CLS on campus and beyond; lead fundraising efforts to secure support for the Center’s activities; partner with other institutions in the Ivy Plus consortium to create learning opportunities for less commonly taught languages; coordinate instruction in languages offered through the CLS; hire and review faculty appointed in the CLS; and teach a pedagogical methods course for graduate students.

Initial appointment will be for a three-year term, with potential for longer-term renewal. Competitive salary and benefits.

Ph.D. in language and literature or in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Teaching, or related field. Significant (minimum 5 years) experience and demonstrated excellence in language instruction. Professional engagement with curricular innovation and pedagogical methods. Administrative and grant-writing experience desirable.

Please submit letter of interest, c.v., and names of 3–5 references. Do not send letters of recommendation at this time.

Review of applications will begin on APRIL 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

Submitted by LMP Editor