[xmca] FW: CARLA Director Position Available at the University of Minnesota

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at uga.edu>
Date: Wed May 02 2007 - 09:06:10 PDT





Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition

University of Minnesota


Position Description

Req # 147523


The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) seeks a
full-time director. CARLA is one of the U.S. Department of Education's
Title VI National Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the
nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. CARLA is
engaged in a number of interrelated research and program initiatives focused
on second/foreign language teaching, learning, and assessment. Through an
annual summer institute program and a wide array of international
conferences and regional seminars, CARLA supports the professional
development of language teachers. Additionally, CARLA offers a number of
resources to language teachers including a battery of language proficiency
assessments and a working paper series. The mission of CARLA is to study
multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop knowledge of second
language acquisition, and to advance the quality of language teaching,
learning, and assessment.


General Duties of the CARLA Director: As the public face of CARLA, the
director will provide leadership by setting priorities and direction for
this interdisciplinary, research-based center, securing and expanding
funding, and fostering collaboration among all CARLA stakeholders. This is
a full-time, annually renewable administrative position that may include
limited teaching and research options depending upon the needs of CARLA and
the background of the individual. For the successful candidate, exceptional
circumstances may warrant the granting of faculty rank and the possibility
of faculty tenure.


Specific Responsibilities

* Provide overall leadership and vision, and foster the development of
effective team relationships within CARLA.
* Maintain and expand funding sources, lead grant-writing efforts and
gift campaigns, and foster collaborations to pursue funding opportunities.
* Recruit and support project leaders, Center Coordinator and other
personnel; monitor project and product development; supervise Center
* Create and strengthen connections linking CARLA with all relevant
units within the University and the state, and with national and
international researchers, leaders, and institutions engaged in language
* Provide budgetary oversight and decision-making for CARLA resources.
* Maintain effective communication with Principal Investigators of all
CARLA grants.
* Establish and implement a new leadership model in consultation with
CARLA stakeholders.


Required Qualifications

* Ph.D . or Ed.D. in a relevant field.
* Demonstrated scholarship and background and experience in language
* Knowledge about key national and international issues related to
language and culture education.
* Documented evidence of management ability, organizational and
interpersonal skills, and strong public relations skills.


Preferred Qualifications

* Demonstrated success in writing, procuring, and managing grants.
* Demonstrated interdisciplinary teambuilding success in academic
and/or non-academic settings.
* Demonstrated leadership and professional involvement in language and
culture education.


CARLA has 5 full-time staff members and several affiliated faculty members
from the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education and Human
Development, and the College of Continuing Education. The Director of CARLA
reports to the Associate Vice-President and Dean of International Programs.
More information about CARLA can be found at: http://www.carla.umn.edu
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/> .


Applications and nominations will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2007
and accepted until the position is filled.


Application instructions: The position requisition number is 147523 and is
available on-line at:
1177955752915. Please apply online by submitting a faculty/academic
application along with an electronic letter of application expressing
interest in the position, current vita or résumé, 1-2 page statement
regarding interest in the position, names and addresses of 3-5 references.
Online application are available at:


This material is available in alternative formats upon request. If you need
assistance with an alternative formats or other disability accommodations,
please contact:

Karin Larson, Coordinator

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition

619 Heller Hall, 271 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-6022

E-mail: larso205@umn.edu


Selection Committee Chair

Diane J. Tedick, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Second Languages and Cultures

Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction

254 Peik Hall 159 Pillsbury Dr. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-1081

E-mail: djtedick@umn.edu


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Laurent Cammarata, Assistant Professor
Department of Language and Literacy Education 
Foreign Language Education/Teaching of Additional Languages Program
& Linguistics Program
309L Aderhold Hall, University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-4209
Fax: (706) 542-4509
Email: lc@uga.edu 

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