7.0513 Jobs: Berkeley Language Center (1/86)

Wed, 23 Feb 1994 22:39:50 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0513. Wednesday, 23 Feb 1994.

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 1994 19:17:20 -0800
From: brpray@garnet.berkeley.edu (Bruce R. Pray)
Subject: position at Berkeley



The University of California at Berkeley seeks an individual with a
broad vision of the goals and methods of language pedagogy and the
application of technology to foreign language learning for the new
full-time staff position of Associate Director of the Berkeley Language
Center, being developed in collaboration with language faculty and the
Language Laboratory. This position (classified as Principal Administrative
Analyst I), pending final approval by the University of California at
Berkeley, will begin on July 1, 1994, or as soon thereafter as possible.
The Berkeley Language Center (BLC) will serve as the central forum
for service, development, teaching, and research relating to the
application of technology to foreign language instruction, language
pedagogy research and its dissemination, and professional development of
language instructors. Resources include audiotape materials in 100
languages, audio- and video-equipped classrooms and listening facilities,
a recording studio, an audiotape duplication facility, technical shop,
library, audiotape archive, and a new language microcomputer facility.
The Associate Director reports to the half-time faculty Director.
He/she provides involved, hands-on management of the Berkeley Language
Center and has overall administrative and managerial responsibility for
BLC programs, activities, and resources-translating ideas and plans into
practical applications and facilities. He/she manages the professional
staff of the six service areas: administrative, classroom, duplication,
library, recording and technical. The Associate Director consults
proactively with BLC staff, language instructors, faculty, and
administrators to determine and analyze needs, resources and goals;
oversees the acquisition, evaluation, development, and utilization of
courseware, equipment, and facilities; coordinates BLC programs with those
of the growing number of units on campus concerned with technology and
instruction. The Associate Director, in collaboration with the Director
and independently, pursues intramural and extramural grants and contracts
to expand and diversify the Center's programs and facilities; assists the
Director in advocating new paradigms of language pedagogy and the potential
for the application of technology to language instruction; keeps informed
of advances and innovations in instructional technology and language
pedagogy; oversees outreach and training activities in new methods and
approaches to language teaching and in the use and utility of instructional

Qualifications: Management experience in an organization of similar size
and complexity. Knowledge of foreign language pedagogy and familiarity
with the applications of instructional technology to the teaching and
learning of languages. Organizational, administrative, and communication
skills. Experience working with equipment relevant to language
learning/teaching; experience obtaining and administering grants and
contracts; language teaching experience and/or competence in one or more
languages other than English.

Salary range: $40,400 - $60,600.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a complete resume, three letters
of reference, copies of relevant publications, and samples of instructional
materials which have been developed. Deadline for receipt of application
and supporting materials is March 23, 1994. Address:

University of California at Berkeley
Job Number: 02-208-20
2200 University Avenue, 7G
Berkeley, CA 94720.

The University of California at Berkeley is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer
and complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.


Bruce R. Pray, Director
Language Laboratory
B-40 Dwinelle Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-1610