Harvard University Acadmic Afrs Officer II/Mgnt I in Cambridge, Massachusetts
45916BRAuto req ID:45916BRJob Code:FS0657 Acadmic Afrs Officer II/Mgnt I Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Director, International Teachers and ScholarsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Advanced degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or related field2 or more years of related teaching experienceExperience working at a teaching and learning center or in an area of teacher trainingKnowledge of specific challenges of international teachers and scholars at the graduate levelAdditional Qualifications:Experience teaching in an International Teaching Assistant Program; demonstrated success teaching international graduate studentsTraining and experience in oral English proficiency assessment and testing, preferably a certified ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview testerAwareness of disciplinary differences in teaching and learningProficiency in or experience studying a second languageExcellence in the ability to consult across disciplines and teaching contexts and work collaboratively and effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversityExcellent team player able who is proactive, able to prioritize and accomplish goals with multiple stakeholders in a sometimes ambiguous environmentHigh comfort level with education technologies commonly used in higher educationExcellent oral and written communication skillsNative or near-native fluency in EnglishAdditional Information:We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.Department:Derek Bok Center for Teaching and LearningPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:35 hours per weekJob Function:Faculty & Student Services Duties & Responsibilities:The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning seeks an Assistant Director dedicated to managing programming for International Teachers and Scholars. Duties & ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Associate Director for Professional and Scholarly Development, the Assistant Director plays a key role in the development and support of programming for international graduate students, including training and mentoring, staying abreast of and working on ways to disseminate best practices, research, and emerging developments regarding international graduate students’ language proficiency and other issues, and graduate student professional development. Specific duties include: Manage and help set the direction for the Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and ScholarsDevelop and teach oral communication skills courses that focus on readiness for classroom teaching at Harvard for non-native English speaking international graduate studentsConduct diagnostic oral proficiency interviews of incoming students and language screenings of graduate students at the end of each semesterManage undergraduate culture and communication consultant program: hire, train and supervises undergraduate culture and communication consultants; facilitate and develop program activitiesWork with administrative point person on program communications and publicityAssist with hiring of adjunct faculty; provide ongoing training and support to adjunct instructorsContinually assess program and program offeringsServe as Bok Center liaison to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) on the administration of the Oral English Language Proficiency requirement; consult with GSAS on policies and programming for the international graduate student population, including running the English Language Program (ELP)Work on projects and conducts studies, as needed, to inform policy and programming decisions related to the English language proficiency of international graduate studentsDesign and teach Bok seminars and workshops on a variety of topics in teaching and learning, especially focused on intercultural communication and public speakingConduct classroom observations and hold individual consultations with graduate students on teaching and professional development issuesWork effectively and collaboratively with Bok Center staff, graduate students and other stakeholders to accomplish program goalsEngage in scholarly work on teaching and learning, including the creation of publications and web resources for the improvement of teaching and dissemination of research-based teaching methodsSchool/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.