Middle/Junior High thru High School, Higher Education
The Pedagogical Experience Designer creates, implements, and evaluates curricular materials for learners studying a second and/or foreign language in formal instructional contexts and out-of-classroom spaces. Design work will include instructional components such as scope and sequence, timeline of instructional activities, instructional manuals, learning materials, in-class assessments, out-of-class activities, and rubrics. At the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS), this design work will often utilize emerging technologies and take advantage of online and hybrid contexts. In addition to creating and evaluating content, the Pedagogical Experience Designer will lead language teams that include target language specialists who provide input and guidance on language-specific issues.
The position may represent CASLS to outside stakeholders and involve a high level of autonomy. The position reports to the CASLS Director.
• Master's degree in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, teacher education, second/foreign language methods, or related field • 2 years teaching foreign language at the high school or college level • Knowledge of proficiency benchmarks and at least 2 years applying them in a high school or college classroom • Demonstrated experience using digital tools for second/foreign language learning • Ability to work in multilingual and multicultural team environment • Proficiency in a language other than English
• Ph.D. in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, teacher education, second/foreign language methods, or related field OR five years of leadership experience in an educational context • 3 years or more teaching foreign language at the high school or college level • Experience in online course design and/or online instructional experience • Proficiency in less commonly taught language
About Center for Applied Second Language Studies, University of Oregon
The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon is a Title VI Language Resource Center and home of the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program.We are a diverse group of multilingual people working together toward a common goal: improving the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Our innovative solutions to language learning emanate from the creative recombination a...nd application of ideas and technologies.CORE VALUES• All children have the ability to learn a second language and should be provided with that opportunity.• Meaningful communication is the purpose of language learning.• Teachers are the solution, not the problem. Support them; don't preach to them.