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posted Nov 13, 2012, 8:39 PM by LLED Grad Peer Advisors

Description:  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.

Qualifications:  MA (PhD preferred) in one of the following fields: composition studies, rhetoric and composition, digital rhetoric, second-language writing/ESL/applied linguistics, 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.

Terms:  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 Senate.  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.

Applications: 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.

Research Scientist, Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, University of Georgia

posted Oct 30, 2012, 10:42 AM by LLED Grad Peer Advisors

Research Scientist
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 research funding.
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.

Recruiting teachers for the English discussion class (EDC) at Rikkyo University

posted Sep 12, 2012, 4:06 PM by LLED Grad Peer Advisors

EDC is looking for a number of MA in TESOL qualified teachers starting from April 1, 2013.
We have just started the second term recruitment at our recruitment website:
This is a great opportunity for newly graduated as well as experienced teachers to teach at the university.
Applicants can apply for the position through the above website.

The following link is a brief description for your reference:

English Language Assessment Specialist

posted Dec 15, 2011, 11:22 AM by LLED Grad Peer Advisors

Paragon Testing Enterprises Inc - The University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus (Vancouver, Canada Area)

Job Description

-Key Responsibilities-

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 other institutions
- 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


-Other Responsibilities-

- 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 blueprints
- 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 testing.

-Working Relationships-

- 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


Areas 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 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”

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