Paul Kei Matsuda

Director, Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Centre for English Language Communication (CELC).

The National University of Singapore ( is a leading university in Asia with approximately 32,000 students. CELC is a teaching department in the University, reporting directly to the Office of the Provost. With staff strength of 35 full-time and more than 80 part-time lecturers, CELC plays a key role in addressing the language and communication needs of both the local and international undergraduate and graduate students. CELC offers three main types of courses - proficiency based courses such as Basic English and English for Academic Purposes; discipline-specific Business and Professional Communication Skills courses; and writing courses including Critical Thinking & Writing and Writing for the Academy. CELC is primarily a teaching department but staff members are active in pedagogical research related to English Language Teaching (ELT). The Centre publishes an international refereed journal, Reflections on English Language Teaching (RELT), and organizes a symposium once every three years. For more information about CELC, please visit

The Director of CELC is expected to be a dynamic academic leader with a PhD in Applied Linguistics, TEFL/TESL, TESOL, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Writing, Discourse or other related fields; leadership experience in managing a similar language centre; and a proven track record in teaching and research in English language communication.

The appointment will be for three years, renewable. Remuneration and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applications, including a statement of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, names of three referees and student feedback, should be forwarded by 15 December 2008 to

Ms Regina So
Centre for English Language Communication
National University of Singapore
10 Architecture Drive
117511 Singapore
Fax: 65-6777-9152

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



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