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University of the West Indies - Centre for Language Learning

Location: Saint Augustine - Trinidad and Tobago
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: 60-2-117 W2

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION

CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING

DIRECTOR

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in a Modern Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, Second Language Acquisition or a closely related field. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • A sound record of and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience teaching a foreign language at university level
  • A well-defined research and publication profile
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a leadership capacity in a similar environment
  • Native or near native command of at least one modern foreign language 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • A significant research profile in modern approaches to language learning and teaching
  • Experience in collaborative and/or interdisciplinary teaching and research
  • Evidence of application of contemporary language learning technology
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to the learning of languages at the tertiary level in the Caribbean
  • Evidence of deep familiarity with current theories and methods of instruction, assessment, and technologies devoted to language acquisition and cultural learning. 

Experience in establishing relationships with other university units and relevant external institutions will be an asset. 

Candidate needs to have advanced or highly proficient, native to near-native, excellent mastery of English.

Special Responsibilities 

  • Managing the Centre overall
  • Recruiting and deploying academic, technical and other support staff
  • Preparing appropriate programmes, supervision and delivery of programmes
  • Coordinating the use of the Centre by a range of university and non-university groups
  • Overseeing staff training, identifying areas of relevant research and creating plans for expanding the range of offerings at the Centre 

Personal Attributes 

The Campus places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates should also:

  • Have a demonstrated ability at team building and willingness to work collaboratively toward common goals
  • Show evidence of strong administrative skills and ability to thrive on collaboration
  • Have strong decision‐making skills
  • Be flexible to work extended hours and weekends, where necessary
  • Have problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Have proficiency in financial planning and management skills
  • Be customer focused 

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu.

Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained, by clicking the 'Apply' button and search the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section.

Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.

Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered. 

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