LINGUIST List 11.1161

Sun May 21 2000

Jobs: EFL Coordinator II, Universidad de la Sierra

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  • Jennifer Sisane, EFL Coordinator II at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Poza Rica, Veracruz Mexico

    Message 1: EFL Coordinator II at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Poza Rica, Veracruz Mexico

    Date: 20 May 2000 14:59:51 -0000
    From: Jennifer Sisane <>
    Subject: EFL Coordinator II at Universidad de la Sierra, A.C., Poza Rica, Veracruz Mexico

    Rank of Job: Coordinator Areas Required: EFL Coordinator II Other Desired Areas: University or Organization: Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. Department: International Affairs State or Province: Poza Rica, Veracruz Country: Mexico Final Date of Application: June 9, 2000 Contact: Jennifer Sisane

    Address for Applications: Calle 8 Sur 706; Colonia Centro CP 72000 Puebla Puebla CP 72000 Mexico

    Position Opening II:

    Coordinator, Department of Languages & Culture Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. Poza Rica, Veracruz Campus

    The Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. (USAC) is seeking to fill the position of Coordinator of the Department of Languages & Culture at our new campus in Poza Rica, Veracruz. The coordinator will have a critical role in the development of the department in all areas including the future integration of our Teaching Internship Program at this campus. The coordinator will serve on an inter-campus directive committee to ensure a consistent level of quality at all three USAC campuses. The coordinator reports to the Vice Rector of International Affairs and works closely with the Vice Rector of the Poza Rica Campus.

    Responsibilities include:

    -Recruit, interview, evaluate and hire all local language faculty; serve on Internship Search Committee to select visiting foreign language interns; -Direct supervisor of all local and visiting language faculty; -Schedule all language courses and make appropriate faculty class assignments; -Develop curricula and teaching materials for new community-based and corporate language classes; -Maintain a teaching resource file on CD of supplementary lessons and activities; -Teach approximately 8 contact hours per week; -Promote the language program and University in student recruitment tours (minimal travel required); -Serve as a mentor to teaching interns and ensure all support services are available to them; -Ensure the successful completion of all intern projects and program language activities; -Provide a monthly report regarding departmental activities.

    Position Requirements: -MA in TESOL, English or closely related field; -Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience and 2 years of administration and/or student advising experience; -Excellent organizational and communication skills; -Attention to detail and quality; -Ability to integrate faculty into a cohesive team; -Experience studying or living abroad; -Communicative fluency in Spanish; -Proficiency in French and CALL desirable; -Teacher training and corporate course development experience desirable.

    The University: The Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. is an accredited nonprofit private institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, certificate and distance learning programs. At the undergraduate level, USAC offers programs in law, accounting, administration, tourism, information systems, computer science, engineering, and architecture. USAC offers graduate programs in teaching, administration, finances and law. USAC�s certificate programs include education, administration, and taxes. The University has grown to include 3 campuses and has plans for further expansion. At present, USAC has campuses in Huauchinango, Puebla; Puebla, Puebla; and Poza Rica, Veracruz. Program offerings vary at each campus.

    Location: Poza Rica, Veracruz is located in a modern, industrial city with a population of approximately 350,000 inhabitants. The climate is hot and humid nearly year round and is about 1 hour from the coast. It is also in close proximity to the El Tajin archaeological site.

    Compensation: The coordinator will receive a competitive monthly salary, round-trip airfare, and a generous paid vacation package. The University will pay all costs associated with obtaining an appropriate visa.

    Starting Date: Mid July 2000 (flexible) The coordinator will be expected to make a 2 year commitment.

    Application Information: To apply, please fax the materials listed below. For prompt consideration, please apply by June 9, 2000. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    -Cover letter stating professional interests, academic training, practical experience and availability dates; -Curriculum Vitae; -Three letters of recommendation; -Unofficial transcripts (Please have official transcripts sent to the Search Committee's attention); -Photocopies of diplomas and applicable certificates.

    Please contact Jennifer Sisane, USAC Coordinator Search Committee Chair, if you would like to receive an information packet. She may be reached at the Puebla, Puebla campus at the numbers below or via e-mail at

    Informational interviews will be conducted at the NAFSA conference for prospective candidates. This year's conference will be held in San Diego, California ( Candidates who are not able to attend the conference will not be excluded from consideration.

    Vicerrector�a de Asuntos Internacionales Universidad de la Sierra, A.C. Calle 8 Sur 706 Colonia Centro CP 72000 Puebla, Puebla M�xico

    Phone: 52 (2) 2-42-63-01 or 52 (2) 2-42-60-79 Fax: 52 (2) 232-38-28 Web: (Huauchinango campus site)