Academic Professional - ESL/ELL Specialist

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The School of Literature, Media, and Communication seeks an Academic Professional to serve as ESL/ELL Specialist in the Naugle CommLab, to serve as primary tutoring consultant for our ESL/ELL students. The specialist will collaborate with the Executive Director and Director to design, facilitate, and assess ESL/ELL programing, as well as collaborate on the design of training modules for the other members of the tutoring staff.  

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition, speech communication, linguistics, or a related area. The candidate must also possess a certification in TESOL or have a disciplinary focus in ESL/ELL, and have a minimum of four years of experience working as a writing/communication tutoring consultant or instructor for an ESL/ELL-focused population of students; experience teaching university-level composition and/or technical communication, preferably with a focus on STEM disciplines at the graduate-level; and a confident knowledge of multimodal and multiliteracy theory and practice. The position presumes professional, courteous, and productive interaction with all colleagues. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings and weekends. The position also includes a range of evolving responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  1. Acting as the lead tutoring consultant for ESL/ELL students.
  2. Collaborating with the Executive Director and Director on workshop design, facilitation, and assessment.
  3. Developing and accessing center ESL/ELL resource materials.
  4. Collaborating with the Executive Director and Director for ESL/ELL research initiatives.
  5. Developing a personal scholarly agenda leading to presentations and publications related to, in part, the center’s overall research mission.

Academic Professionals in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication are expected to teach two courses per academic year.  The candidate will be expected to teach the two courses related to professional communication for STEM graduate students.

This position is a non-tenure-track, annual (12-month) appointment, which will be renewed annually and is subject to annual budget approval. We anticipate a start date of July 1, 2019, pending institute approval.  An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment. Please note that 12-month employees must work during the summer and during school breaks, except when the campus is officially closed.

This position will report to the Executive Director of the Naugle CommLab.

At the innovative Naugle CommLab, students from all disciplines at Georgia Tech work with tutors with expertise in core areas of communication. From tutors, students learn both conventional and innovative techniques of communication and diverse strategies for effectively conveying ideas. Students collaborate with tutors to improve upon defining, realizing, and relaying their own interests and needs as communicators. By talking with tutors about such aspects as the audience, format, medium, and style of their projects, students further develop their written, oral, visual, electronic, and non-verbal communication skills.

Letters of application should address the requirements and projected duties, and should include a CV and names of three references. Address letters to Dr. Karen Head, Executive Director of the Naugle CommLab and Associate Chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0165 and email your materials to [email protected]  The deadline for receipt of materials is May 30, 2019. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.




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Posted: 4/22/2019
Application Due: 5/30/2019
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Salary: Commensurate with experience