Michigan State University: Second Language Studies
Grant Writer for Second Language Studies
Michigan State University seeks to fill a position as Grant Writer for its Second Language Studies Ph.D. (http://www.msu.edu/user/sls/) and the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) in the College of Arts & Letters beginning August 16, 2007.
REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: master’s degree from an accredited institution; experience in developing and writing programmatic proposals to governmental and private funding sources; experience working as a program/project administrator in fields or areas related to second and foreign language teaching and/or learning; strong background in verbal and written communication and project coordination; ability to analyze research proposals for completeness of proposal elements, organization, clarity and presentation; experience in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; ability to participate in conducting research within the area of second/foreign language teaching and/or learning.
DESIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: doctorate in language teaching/learning; self-starter whose strengths include creative thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, and ability to work on several projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment with a customer service attitude; effective communication with faculty and staff and ability to accurately describe research projects to funding agencies; experience in accessing funds from foundations and prior history of successful grant funding is highly desirable.
JOB SUMMARY: Grant Coordinator. Assumes responsibility for facilitating the development, processing and submission of grant proposals of faculty in the SLS program and in CLEAR. Identifies external sources of funding and organizes internal and external resources to successfully complete proposals to compete for funding. Works with project accountants and principle investigators to manage grants and contracts from development to submission. Facilitates the collection of data needed for grant development and grant implementation. Prepares final reports of grants and contracts as needed by principle investigators. Position may involve periodic travel. Position is initially for one year, but renewal is possible depending on successful performance.
Applicants should submit:
- updated CV (to include both successful and unsuccessful grant submissions),
- statement of interest with specific reference to the above qualifications,
- three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please have all materials sent to: Charlene Polio, Chair of Search Committee, Second Language Studies Program, A-711 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1027.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.
Published: Friday, March 09, 2007