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Language Tester, Chicago Language Center

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Hyde Park Campus

Department
2120070 Chicago Language Center

About the Unit
The University of Chicago Language Center (CLC) is a vibrant hub for innovative language pedagogy, providing professional development and support to language instructors and students at all levels of the over 50 languages taught each year at the University of Chicago. The Summer Language Institute and the English Language Institute were recently inaugurated under the aegis of the CLC, and a shared-course initiative was launched in 2015. The Office of Language Assessment is an overarching component of all these undertakings and plays a critical role across all languages taught on the University of Chicago campus.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Humanities Division will have English language tester opportunities in the Chicago Language Center's Office of Language Assessment. Testers will assess international students and scholars' academic English proficiency through the Academic English Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) and provide a results summary. The Testers will administer the AEPA online via a video-conferencing software program.

Note to Current University of Chicago employees: You must login to Workday to apply as an ‘internal' candidate.

All Job candidates: please ensure that you submit all of the required documents as listed in the ‘Required Documents' section below. Please also be aware that when you reach the Attach Documents page of the application process, use the ‘+' sign to attach additional documents beyond the resume.

Responsibilities:

  • Close coordination with the Office of Language Assessment for administration of the AEPA
  • Attending a tester training and showing evidence of accurate and consistent grading
  • Reporting the AEPA results summary to the Office of Language Assessment
  • Coordination with other testers and Office of Language Assessment staff on development and grading of AEPAs
  • We seek experienced and diverse applicants with a documented record of successful language instruction and/or assessment.
  • Employment is available contingent upon demand.


Competencies:

Required
  • Prior language instruction experience at the university or four-year college level, or an equivalent
  • Knowledge of different approaches to language pedagogy, including language assessment/testing
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to use one's own personal computer to conduct assessments is required


Preferred
  • Knowledge of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and previous experience with proficiency-oriented language instruction preferred


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Education
  • Master's degree in language or literature, applied linguistics or a related field required. Ph.D. strongly preferred.


Experience
  • Prior language instruction experience at the university or four-year college level, or an equivalent required.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office programs and multimedia preferred.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Office environment.
  • Some evening and weekend work.
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to push carts with up to 40 lbs. of material
  • Ability to sit at a computer for 2-4 hours.
  • Periodic walking to other campus locations
  • Climbing up to 5 flights of stairs


Required Documents:

All Job Candidates: please supply the documents below which are required.

Also, please ensure that you submit all of the required documents as listed below. Please also be aware that when you reach the Attach Documents page of the application process, use the ‘+' sign to attach additional documents beyond the resume.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter that is to also include your interest in this position.
  • List of references


Benefit Eligibility
No

Pay Frequency
Hourly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours
0

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
No

Drug Test Required?
No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
No

Posting Date
2018-04-12-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2018-10-12-07:00

Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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Part time
JR01073

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Posted: 8/11/2018
Application Due: 8/23/2018
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