Director, Languages and Intercultural Communication

McGill University

Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2013-03-22

Director, Languages and Intercultural Communication
McGill University School of Continuing Studies

This position represents an opportunity to lead a dynamic and innovative language learning entity of the highest quality, building on an already-strong foundation, and ushering it into an era of even greater excellence and reach.

McGill University and the city of Montréal present a rich context for English and French language instruction. As an English institution within Québec's French-speaking environment, language instruction can play a key role in building bridges between the University and its community. With nearly 5,000 registrants, Language and Intercultural Studies, located within the School of Continuing Studies, serves a multicultural clientele that includes professionals, new Montrealers, and incoming McGill and international students.

The Department has approximately 115 energetic and highly committed program coordination and instructional staff. It operates on a cost recovery model with a budget of $9 million, and offers part-time credit and non-credit, online and on-site, and international programming.

The Director will lead the Department in achieving its strategic objectives, positioning it for new opportunities and challenges within the rapidly changing language education landscape at the local, national, and international levels.

Candidates must be completely fluent in written and oral French and English, and must possess a relevant graduate degree (preferably a PhD), a record of success in administrative leadership of adult/higher education operations, a passion for language and intercultural issues and accomplishments in the language instruction field.

This is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track position.

Applications (which must include a cover letter as well as a c.v.) and inquiries may be submitted, with the subject line "McGill LIC Response", to All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Consideration of candidates will begin in April 2013, continuing until the position is filled.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.


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