As a research institute of the University of Maryland, the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) works to define current and future language needs of the nation and helps build capacity to meet those needs.
Position: Language SME/Materials Developers at the NFLC create and review language lessons and e-learning materials. Language Subject Matter Experts/Materials Developers at the NFLC create and review language lessons and e-learning materials. They select authentic content or create purpose written content for language learning. They develop instructional materials, explain grammar concepts and develop grammar activities for language learners. They review content and provide feedback on quality to ensure adherence to project standards.
Proficiency in one (1) of the following languages required:
Arabic, MSA Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, Chinese, Dari , French European, German, Greek, Indonesian, Korean, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish Latin America, Thai, Vietnamese
Examples of tasks include but are not limited to:
Selecting authentic target language content (reading, listening, video).
- Creating purpose written or semi-scripted content (reading, listening).
- Developing instructional materials according to project specifications.
- Explaining grammar concepts and developing grammar activities for language learners.
- Reviewing e-learning content and providing feedback on quality to ensure adherence to project standards.
- Working with team members and external consultants to improve the quality of e-learning materials.
- Providing process documentation and developing guidelines for educational materials.
- And performing other duties as assigned or as needed depending upon project deliverables.
- Must have a Bachelor’s degree.
- Must have native or near native language skills in the target language.
- Must have experience in at least one of the following areas:
- Instruction or instructional design
- Materials development and review
- Foreign language learning (other than as a student)
- E-learning concepts and practices
- Curriculum development, assessment, or test development
- Teaching experience at the K-12, college, or adult levels
- Must have the ability to explain target language grammar concepts to English speakers.
- Must be able to handle multiple tasks, prioritize work, and work under tight deadlines.
- Must have excellent writing skills.
- Must have native or near-native proficiency in English.
Preferred Candidates will have:
- Master’s degree or PhD
- Experience teaching at the high school or college level are preferred.
PLEASE INCLUDE A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR RESUME!!!!!!!!!
This is a contract position. Contract renewal is dependent on future funding and satisfactory performance.
University of Maryland’s Equal Opportunity Policy:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $57,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- o Curriculum development: 1 year (Required)