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Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Education seeks applications for an experienced senior academic to assist in the establishment of an important new Centre. The Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research (CELLTR) is a new initiative which will provide SFU students, staff, and faculty with services that support them with learning and teaching in SFU’s multilingual environment. The term of appointment is two years with an opportunity for extension and will begin at the earliest availability of the successful applicant with an anticipated start on Sept. 1, 2015. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level are invited to apply. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants for the Academic Director position should hold a doctorate in applied linguistics or education with specific attention to teaching English as an additional language. For this senior leadership position, the successful applicant will have an established program of research in post-secondary English language learning and teaching, and administrative experience in a Language/Learning Centre, as well as senior administrative management experience. He/she will be a proven leader in the conceptual design and administration of English language services and support at the post-secondary level.

The goal of CELLTR is to deliver and promote a comprehensive range of English language learning and teaching supports through:

  • Research
  • Curricular academic English language supports
  • Co-curricular English language supports (includes advising, consulting, social supports)
  • Supports for faculty and staff working in this multilingual environment.

    The Academic Director, in partnership with CELLTR and key SFU EAL stakeholders, develops and plans for coordination, development, and delivery of EAL research, programs, and services at SFU.

    SFU is a university that serves students of diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic and international origins. Located in the Greater Vancouver area, SFU’s Faculty of Education is committed to scholarly excellence, leading-edge pedagogy, innovative curriculum, engagement with teachers, and a participatory democratic culture. We offer classes on three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver and work with learning communities, school districts, institutes of higher education and industry partners throughout British Columbia. The Faculty has an outstanding record in research grants and publications, and in the design and delivery of innovative on-campus, blended, and community-based programs in teacher education, professional development and graduate work.

    Applicants are asked to email three separate files (Word or PDF) to

  1. A signed application letter that includes the description of the applicant’s scholarly interests and achievements to date,

    teaching and leadership experience, as well as names and contact information of three referees. (If the applicant is unable to scan the application letter, with a scanned signature, a signed original should be mailed to: Rina Zazkis, Chair, Appointments Committee, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5A 1S6).

  2. A current curriculum vitae; and
  3. A scholarly publication

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please do not ask referees to send letters of reference; they will be contacted directly as needed. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women, men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see Collection Notice.

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