The College Writing Programs
at the University of California Berkeley invites applications for two
full-time lecturer positions. The successful applicants will have the
credentials and college-level experience necessary
to teach in a writing program that offers courses in FYC and reading,
second-language writing, digital rhetoric, intermediate and advanced
writing, and specialized writing. Employment begins in August 2013.
(PhD preferred) in one of the following fields: composition studies,
rhetoric and composition, digital rhetoric, second-language
or other closely related fields. A minimum of three years experience
teaching college composition courses as the sole instructor. Experience
working with a student population that is diverse in terms of writing
proficiency, ethnicity and socioeconomic situation,
and English language fluency.
Typically, lecturers are
appointed to a series of one-year contracts through their fifth year.
Annual reappointment depends upon a successful review within the College
Writing Programs based upon quality of teaching
and programmatic need. In their sixth year, lecturers are invited to
submit materials for a comprehensive review process. A positive outcome
of that review results in appointment to a continuing lecturership.
Continuing lecturers are reviewed for merit increases
every three years, and it is expected that they will serve the Programs
on a long-term basis, pending enrollment needs. These are not
tenure-track positions, nor do they confer membership in the Academic
Appointments are 100%.
Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with experience,
with a minimum of $45,975 per annum. We offer a diverse working
environment, competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (750-1000
words), syllabi, and three letters of reference to:
Lecturer Search Committee
College Writing Programs
University of California, Berkeley
112 Wheeler Hall #2500
Berkeley, CA 94720
Deadline December 17, 2012
Refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at:
The University of California, Berkeley,
is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. It is committed
to diversity in its staff, faculty, and student body, and invites all
qualified people to apply, including minorities
and women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Lecturers at the University of California are represented by the
University Council American Federation of Teachers.
These positions are offered pending budget approval.
Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE)
UGA College of Education
The University of Georgia
January 30, 2013
OVERVIEW: The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education
(CLASE) is a research and development Center in the College of Education
with a mission to improve education in reducing group-based
disparities. This faculty position has been created to
expand the center's capacity to achieve its mission through developing
successful grant proposals. The individual will report to the executive
director and support the mission of CLASE. Research experience and
evidence of success in attracting funding, grant
development, and related skills are required. This academic year
position will have 100% budgeted time for research. Summer funding will
be dependent on available funding . Tie-ins with academic
collaborators/programs aligned with the mission may be possible.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in education or psychology or related area with
knowledge of mixed methods research design; area of specialization is
open. The candidate should have a strong interest and experience in
working the center’s educational Latino mission.
History of active research, grant writing in education is essential.
Desired experiences include; bilingualism, advanced quantitative
expertise,, evidence of scholarly productivity and success in securing
RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual will engage in grant writing, project
coordination, design, dissemination activities, and help write and
publish policy briefs and other projects with the Center’s Executive
Director. Responsibilities may also include implementing
projects in the community and schools, creating a policy voice through
web, publications, conferences, and other means.
APPLICATION: Submit letter of application describing research interests
and experiences, vita, reprints or preprints, and the names of three
references to Pedro R. Portes, Chair, CLASE, 125 Aderhold Hall, UGA
College of Education, Athens, GA 30602. (Email:
DEADLINE: Complete applications received by January 30, 2013 are assured full consideration.
The Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) is an
educational research and development center at the University of
Georgia. For information regarding the Center, see our web site -
The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Institution. Georgia is an Open Records state. Persons who need
reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in
order to participate in the search process should
notify the search chair.
Paragon Testing Enterprises Inc
The University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus (Vancouver, Canada Area)
The English Language
Assessment Specialist is directly responsible for improving Paragon’s
various English language proficiency testing programs including the
CELPIP-General Test, the CELPIP-Academic Test, and the Language
Proficiency Index (LPI) Test.
Major responsibilities include
Item development: writing, reviewing, pre-testing, evaluating, revising
test items/tasks and the rating scales (rubrics) following the test
design framework and test specifications. Applying item and test
statistics to evaluate item and test form performance
- Test assembly: assembling test forms that meet content and statistical specifications
- Testing program design: identifying items (operational, fielding
testing, anchor items for equating) in a testing program; planning for
test item recycle and retirement
- Test delivery program: assisting
in designing and implementing the content, format, and interface for
the computerized delivery of the testing programs
- Research and
evaluation: conducting both quantitative and qualitative research on
score reliability and validity; summarizing, explaining, reporting, and
publishing results to various stake holders such as Paragon’s management
team, test advisory panel, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, UBC and
- Score scaling and reporting: assisting in
scoring, equating, rescaling the raw scores, and setting standards (cut
off) for score interpretation
- Consultation: being a resource
person for staff, test advisory panel, management team, and clients with
regard to the above key areas of work
- Participating in constructed-response scoring activities, including developing training materials and training raters
- Assisting in the design and development of new assessments and new learning materials
- Reviewing and revising program publications and interpretive test preparation materials
- Assisting in recruiting, training, mentoring and managing external
item writers; helping to develop item writer training materials
Assisting in the design and development of new assessments and
innovative products and services; assisting in development of test
- Responding to irregularity reports and candidate
inquiries, investigating possible copyright violations, and reviewing
and making recommendations for security issues
- Assisting in
organizing activities associated with test development and research such
as item writing training workshops, rater training workshops, and pilot
- Reports to the Manager, Test and Instructional Products Research and Development
- Works as part of a Test Development and Research team
- Works collaboratively with external team members: content experts or
consultants, item writers, raters, researchers, and graduate students
- Works collaboratively with Paragon’s internal staff: software
developer, computer systems administrator, instructional products
developer, and customer services/marketing staff
of responsibility and working relationships included in this job
description will change as PARAGON adapts to its competitive
environment, expands into new products and services, and grows in size.
PARAGON employees should be ready and willing to work with the
Management Team to redefine their areas of responsibility as required by
the needs of the company.
-How to Apply-
You need to submit the following documents in Word or PDF format:
- A cover letter explaining why you are applying for this job.
- A resumé that clearly states the starting and ending dates for
academic degrees or diplomas. Work experience responsibility should also
be clearly stated.
- Examples of item writing and development for an operational/commercial English test.
- Graduate course transcripts showing all courses and grades received.
- First-authored published paper on the topic of English language learning or assessment/testing (if possible).
Qualified candidates are requested to forward the above documents to
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, Dec 15, 2011. The subject line of the application must indicate the title of the position for “English Language Assessment Specialist”