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Northeastern University

Director, World Language Center
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College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Full Time

Position Summary:
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University ( invites applications and nominations of senior scholars for the position of Director of the World Languages Center to start July 1, 2015.

Newly located in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the World Languages Center (WLC) is the principal locus of language instruction for Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students. The WLC has close links to other academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the International Affairs Program, the D’Amore McKim School of Business, and the Dialogues of Civilization summer study abroad programs.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Director will oversee all academic and administrative aspects of the Center. He or she will promote innovation and excellence in teaching and learning; forge a coherent vision for language pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment aligned with the College’s experiential liberal arts education model and Northeastern’s global mission; and develop productive collaborations within and beyond the University to advance the mission of the Center.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in a modern language other than English, applied linguistics, language pedagogy, or a related discipline and will have extensive language teaching experience, demonstrated leadership and administrative expertise, and a substantial record of scholarly achievement. Research area is open; interests may include literature, history, linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, and second language acquisition, for example.

Additional Information:
For nominations and inquiries, please contact Chris Gallagher, Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning and Experiential Education, at or 617-373-2193.

To apply, please go to the faculty positions portal on the college website at this URL and click on the link for full-time positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please be prepared to attach your c.v., a statement on teaching and research, and to enter the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin March 30 and will continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is an urban research university in the center of Boston, Massachusetts. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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