Specialist - Research, College of Arts and Letters

East Lansing, MI
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 5135

Internal Posting Date: 03-20-2017

Internal Closing Date: 04-25-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Specialist - Research

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Multiple Position Numbers: No

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Arts and Letters


Position Employee Group: Continuing System Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Continuing System Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Position Summary: The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University invites applications for an annual academic specialist position in the Continuing System for an individual to serve as Foreign Language Assessment Coordinator beginning August 2017. The successful applicant will contribute to the development of foreign language assessment programs, which includes teaching in the field of language assessment.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or a related field with a minimum of 2 years experience in foreign language assessment, foreign language curriculum development, and task-based language education.

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Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with at least 2 years experience in grant writing and near-native proficiency in a less commonly taught language.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

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Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, http://jobs.msu.edu/. Posting: #5135. Candidates should submit a current vitae, a letter of application that includes a discussion of your experience in assessment, and the names and email addresses of three referees who will be contacted automatically by email for their letter of recommendation. For further information contact Professor Susan Gass (gass@msu.edu), Center for Language Teaching Advancement, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-135 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

Department Website Address: www.celta.msu.edu

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Dr. Daniel Reed/Specialist Language Testing/reeddan@msu.edu

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Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70185

Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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