The Outside Guest Lecturer (OGL) Program at Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking academics to produce audio recordings of themselves giving short academic lectures on music topics appropriate for first-year university students. Candidates can be professors or advanced postgraduate students with teaching experience, but must have U.S. work authorization. ETS pays $1000 USD for every accepted lecture. The lectures produced for the OGL Program will serve as a basis for scripts prepared for the Listening Comprehension section of the TOEFL iBT® test. The purpose of the TOEFL® test is to provide a measure of the academic English language ability of non-native English speakers who wish to study at an English-medium university. * Trying Out * Candidates may send a CV and any relevant teaching syllabi to Emily Paull, epaull001 -at- ets.org, by Friday, Friday, May 12. If selected to try out, candidates will receive a training packet and will be asked to produce a 4-6 paragraph work sample as the first step in a 3-step tryout process. Each paragraph of the work sample will be a short description of a potential lecture. Though the OGL Program is looking for material that would be taught to first- or second-year university students, we cannot use material that is common knowledge or that would be the central part of a core lesson in an introductory course. Such material would unfairly advantage test takers who have even a basic level of background knowledge. We are interested in projects that do one or more of the following: * introduce a novel topic and its significance * cover a common topic in an uncommon way * cover an extended example * describe a complex process or procedure * compare and/or contrast two methods, objects, or situations Thank you for your interest in working with ETS! _______________________________________________ AMS-Announce mailing list and bulletin board: READ THE GUIDELINES prior to submitting a post: http://www.ams-net.org/announce.php TO SEE THE ARCHIVED POSTS: http://listserv.unl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=AMS-ANNOUNCE TO UNSUBSCRIBE, or switch to/from Digest mode: log in to http://listserv.unl.edu and edit your subscription.