Detailed Job Description
Miami University seeks a Director for the American Culture and English (ACE) program, a dynamic and growing academic unit within the College of Arts and Science. The ACE undergraduate program provides intensive English language training to conditionally admitted students; we expect to serve approximately 300 students in Fall, 2015. The ACE graduate program provides similar training for conditionally admitted graduate students. Currently, an associate director, three full time lecturers, and 11 visiting instructional staff report to the Director. The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and will work in collaboration with an advisory council that includes faculty and the English department chair. This will be unclassified staff with 75% administrative and 25% instructional responsibilities. The anticipated date of appointment is July 1, 2015.
Responsibilities include: lead the reorganization and expansion of the ACE program to advance the university and division missions, and align with Miami 2020 objectives; lead the initiative to secure CEA accreditation, as well as affiliation with appropriate professional and organizational associations, such as the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP); define and implement academic policies and procedures; oversee curriculum development, implementation and assessment; coordinate class schedules for ACE and non-ACE supplemental courses; oversee and monitor ACE budgets and financial management; coordinate academic advising for ACE students; supervise teaching and administrative staff, including coaching and mentoring; communicate effectively with staff, leadership, students and other constituencies; work together with CAS, Global Initiatives, the Office of Enrollment Management, and other university offices to recruit students and administer new student orientation.
Master's or professional degree in TEFL/TESL or other relevant field; extensive experience in English language program administration in a higher education setting; demonstrated ESL teaching skills; expertise in the areas of intercultural writing, multicultural and comparative rhetoric, world Englishes, or L2 writing; strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and implement a vision for the program; organizational skills; effective communication and customer service skills; demonstrated interpersonal skills, including working with international students, faculty, and staff; ability to foster multicultural perspectives.
Ph.D. in appropriate related field; significant international experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants will be asked to submit letter of application (including statement of experience), curriculum vitae or r�sum�, and three letters of recommendation when applying to this position. Questions about the position may be directed to search committee chair, Associate Dean Ren�e Baernstein (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions about the application process and letters of reference may be directed to Kris Zomchek (email@example.com, 513-529-4432).