The Mansfield Center Defense Critical Language and Culture
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
Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited
- 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 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
- Located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- Must have a valid work authorization for the U.S.
- Experience in instructing Tagalog language and culture.
- Experience in curriculum development for Tagalog language
- 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
- 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
- Ability to teach and develop curriculum in the culture,
national security issues, geography, history, literature, natural
resources, economy, government, ethnicities, etc. of the target
- Master’s Degree (preference in Tagalog language, literature or
- 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
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position
will be subject to criminal background investigations.
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
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Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to
administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential
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
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
- Three (3) professional references - Names and contact
North Carolina, United States