Employment Opportunities

Lecturers in English as a Second Language

Lecturers in English as a Second Language

The Department of Humanities invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions in ESL (English as a Second Language) to begin August 2014.  The Lecturer position is a two (2) year renewable contract.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach a range of ESL courses that focus on preparing international undergraduate and graduate students for academic study at the university. Courses include any or a combination of intermediate, advanced and transitional (bridge) levels of reading, vocabulary, writing, grammar, listening/speaking during the fall/spring semesters for up to 18 contact hours per semester.

Other duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
Assist with student advising/mentoring, manage testing and placement, participate in curriculum and course revision processes, collaborate in materials development and textbook decision-making, utilize technology in teaching and coordinate conversation and lab activities.  Perform related duties as assigned.  Hold regular office hours.

Candidate should have evidence of continuing professional development. Candidate should have a strong background in assessment and program review.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
The IESL Program provides a fourteen (14) week Summer Session. Candidate may be expected to teach every other summer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in TESL/TESOL, or Master’s in a closely related field and substantial ESL teaching experience at the college level.  Excellent Proficiency in English.

Preferred Qualification:
PhD in TESL/TESOL, Applied Linguistics or closely related field and post-secondary teaching experience.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Beatrice Smith
Chair, ESL Lecturer Search Committee
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931-1295

Review of applications begins on February 7, 2014 and continues until the position is filled.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university, with a diverse community of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and cross-disciplinary faculty.  Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce.  Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community.  See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Design Studies

Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in design studies with a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the history, theory, and practice of design, and with a focus on graphic design and typography. Additional areas of expertise might include: design literacies; design and technology studies; information design; design for social advocacy; social media; media and communication theory; cultural theory.

The preferred candidate will have academic or professional teaching experience in such courses as graphic design, digital publishing, and interactive media. In addition, professional experience in design is desirable. Candidates will be expected to contribute to curriculum development in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Ph.D. preferred but M.F.A. with potential for research and creative work will be seriously considered.
The department's graduate and undergraduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The department offers undergraduate major degrees in English; Liberal Arts; Communication, Culture, and Media; and Scientific and Technical Communication, and doctoral and master degrees in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester. Please see our website: http://www.hu.mtu.edu.

Application packages should be submitted electronically to: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1986. Please include: a letter of application, current vita, portfolio of creative work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation (including one that addresses teaching).

Review of applications begins on November 1 and will continue until position is filled.

For inquiries, contact:
Sue Collins, PhD
Chair, Media Search
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
(906) 487-3260
scollins@mtu.edu

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university, with a diverse community of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and cross-disciplinary faculty.  Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech’s Dual Career Program is available to assist with partner orientation to the university and community and identification of possible positions for partners (see www.dual.mtu.edu)

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.