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Director Intensive ESL Program
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posted Sep 16, 2013 by Western Michigan University
Category: Education - Edu. Admin & Leadership (study of)



Director Intensive ESL Program

The Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS) at Western Michigan University 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 Universitys vision is founded on three pillars and aspires to distinguish itself as learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged. For more information on the Universitys vision and strategic plan, please visit http://www.wmich.edu/strategic/.

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 Michigans global and international programs. Tenure is negotiable for a suitable candidate.

Major Duties:

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. Provide leadership and supervision to faculty and staff. Make all employment decision recommendations and conduct evaluations. Participate in strategic planning and assessment.

Required Qualifications:

Masters Degree in TESL or Applied Linguistics. Ten years full-time experience teaching ESL, six of which must be in a four-year college or university-level intensive English program. Five years administrative experience in a university IEP.

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:

Reviews of the candidates will begin September 3 and continue until an outstanding candidate is selected. Applicants should submit electronically the following information:

Letter describing background and accomplishments that demonstrates how experience matches positions requirements


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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