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Reporting to the Director of Northern Virginia Operations of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute, the Assistant Director for Academics serves as part of a team of TESOL professionals providing academic guidance, training and mentoring to instructors in the institute’s Intensive English Program. The Assistant Director for Academics advises students, assists in program coordination; conducts and/or coordinates in-service and pre-service training and faculty development; regularly observes and evaluates instructors; revises curriculum and develops new local courses and programs as necessary; reviews, updates and enforces standards (teacher handbook, student handbook, program policies, etc.); coordinates trainee assessment, and; assists in teacher recruitment. As part of the VTLCI’s academic leadership team, the Assistant Director for Academics is expected to stay current on professional literature and present at professional conferences, meetings, and seminars. S/he teaches regularly scheduled classes as enrollment warrants and substitutes for classroom teachers when necessary.
- Master’s Degree in TESOL, applied linguistics or a related area - Prior experience in program administration and teacher training - Supervisory experience - Experience as an instructor in an intensive English program in a higher education environment - Ability to work collaboratively with constituencies within and outside the university to ensure program goals are met - Ability to interact and work effectively with a diverse student population - Demonstrated commitment to student success - Ability to communicate effectively in public and give presentations - Ability to adapt well to unexpected situations and re-prioritize assignments according to changing circumstances - Effective communication, presentation, organizational, database and time management skills
- Professional activity in TESOL and/or other affiliate groups - Experience with computer-assisted language learning - Proficiency in a second language - Extensive experience overseas living or studying abroad
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
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