Tagalog Assistant Academic Specialist - DCLCP

University of Montana
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, English as a Second Language, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time

The Mansfield Center Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP) invites applications for a Tagalog Assistant Academic Language and Culture Specialist . The Tagalog Assistant Academic Specialist serves as a foreign language instructor and assistant academic specialist on a foreign language teaching team. This position requires flexibility in adapting to the needs of the teaching team and a thorough understanding of the latest techniques and developments in the field of foreign language training.

Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Support the Tagalog Academic Specialist by providing individual instructional support to students
  • Develop curriculum and instruct U.S. military and government personnel in intensive language and culture courses delivered in person and over video-teleconferencing (VTC)
  • Develop reading and listening materials
  • Assist with voice recordings, administration and organization of language training activities
  • Instructing students as needed
  • Assume supervisory responsibilities when the Lead Academic Specialist is not available.
This position is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina or other locations dependent upon mission requirements or as determined by the DCLCP Director. Due to instruction conducted at multiple training sites, some travel may be required for instructors.

Upon completion of training, the incumbent will continue to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform essential tasks. They will participate in the supported organization’s and DCLCP’s professional development programs to support continuous improvement in their field.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details
  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Required Skills
  • Must have a valid work authorization for the U.S.
  • Experience in instructing Tagalog language and culture.
  • Experience in curriculum development for Tagalog language materials.
  • Possess adroit observational skills and be capable of offering fresh, creative solutions in difficult situations.
  • Applicant must score advanced in English as tested against the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI); may be required to take the OPI before selection and must score superior in Tagalog.
  • Knowledge of current teaching methodologies and practices in the classroom and experience utilizing advanced classroom technologies.
  • Fluency in Tagalog language and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English.
  • Knowledge in current teaching methodologies and be comfortable with teaching through technology using Video-Teleconferencing (VTCs), Smartboards, and iPads.
  • Ability to work productively in a group (team teaching, active coordination, extensive collaboration) and effectively in an independent mode.
  • Ability to teach and develop curriculum in the culture, national security issues, geography, history, literature, natural resources, economy, government, ethnicities, etc. of the target regions.
Required Experience
  • Master’s Degree (preference in Tagalog language, literature or linguistics)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Tagalog (language and/or literature) or linguistics (applied linguistics is preferred).
  • Experience in intensive language instruction, particularly in a military or government setting

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP), Mansfield Center, at the University of Montana is dedicated to providing superlative language and cultural training for Department of Defense customers. Our instructors and staff develop and present comprehensive language and regional studies/cultural awareness courses, courseware, and supporting materials designed to support national security mission needs.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

E mployment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: October 25, 2021 by 11:59 pm.

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information

Job Location Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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