Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non-US Citizens with valid US Work Authorization
POSITION WILL BE FILLED AT ONE RANK: Assistant Professor, AD-1701-04
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document
Ph.D. or Master's degree with a major or minor in Foreign Language Education, Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESOL/TEFL), Linguistics, Language (English included), Literature, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Translation & Interpretation, Cross-Cultural Studies, or Educational Administration. (NOTE: Attach a copy of your transcripts for verification).
Master's degree in any discipline and one year of directly related work.
Bachelor's degree in any discipline and two years of directly related work.
DIRECTLY RELATED WORK: Formal classroom instruction of a language foreign to the students at high school level or above. Formal classroom instruction normally includes such activities as class preparation, course preparation/modification, testing, tutoring, and counseling in a structured, education environment.
If selected, applicant must pass a language proficiency test (OPI).
: The minimum English proficiency is a Level 2 in speaking. The minimum proficiency for the language to be taught is a Level 3 in speaking. If a dialect is required, the minimum proficiency is also Level 3. The proficiency levels are defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level descriptions and can be viewed at http://www.govtilr.org
. Failure of any portion of the language tests will disqualify applicants for a period of 6 months. Applicants may re-apply after 6 months. Upon subsequent selection, retesting is allowed only once.
You must submit a 300-word HANDWRITTEN essay in Russian
. You must also include a 300-word HANDWRITTEN English translation
of the essay. Essay topic is how your background, education and training has prepared you to be a foreign language teacher
. NOTE: Typed essays are NOT acceptable
. The essay is not used to evaluate work experience, only for the purpose of evaluating the language writing proficiency.
You must also provide, at a minimum, three professional references with your application packet. Please note: Letters of recommendation will not be forwarded to management, you must provide three professional references; to include name, title, email address and/or phone number.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Computer Skills
- Foreign Language
- Oral Communication
- Teaching Others