|The Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon invites applications for a career-track non-tenure related instructor of Swahili, with a start date of September 16, 2012. The initial contract is for one year, and the appointment is contingent on performance, funding, and need. We seek a candidate who is able to teach Kiswahili courses at all levels (first, second, third year), design advanced curricula, and participate in a full range of activities to grow the Kiswahili program on the University of Oregon campus.
The UO Swahili Program currently has 50 students at three levels of instruction. The Department of Linguistics has strong interest in documentary work on little-studied languages, language cognition, language pedagogy, and second language acquisition. The interdisciplinary African Studies Program at the UO currently offers a Minor and is active in promoting student internships and study abroad in Africa. Though this is a teaching rather than research hire, we are interested to find the best possible fit with the Linguistics and African Studies programs at the UO.
ï¿½ Teach three courses per term, or equivalent load (we are on a quarter system)
ï¿½ Assess students for appropriate placement in courses
ï¿½ Help us establish a nationally-competitive Kiswahili program, including the recruitment of students into language study and articulation with the African Studies and Study Abroad programs.
ï¿½ Ph.D. by the time of hire in linguistics, applied linguistics, second language acquisition or teaching, or related field
ï¿½ Native or near-native fluency in Kiswahili and English
ï¿½ Minimum of three years Kiswahili language teaching experience including university (or equivalent) courses at the intermediate and advanced level
ï¿½ Record of excellence in teaching
ï¿½ Conversant with national proficiency standards and assessment
ï¿½ Experience in designing intermediate and advanced curricula
ï¿½ Ability and interest in developing content courses relevant to the UO African Studies program and/or the candidateï¿½s disciplinary specialization
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Review of applications will begin March 12, 2012, but the position remains open until filled (however, to ensure full consideration applications should be complete by March 28, 2012).
To apply, submit the following to academicjobsonline.org (http://academicjobsonline.org):
ï¿½ Cover letter
ï¿½ Curriculum Vitae
ï¿½ Teaching statement, discussing your teaching philosophy, approach, and experience
ï¿½ Representative sample of teaching materials which reflect your teaching philosophy (e.g. a unit of study)
ï¿½ Statement of research interests
ï¿½ Three professional reference letters
Professor Doris Payne
The University of Oregon is committed to a campus environment that is enriched and informed by the personal, cultural, and cultural differences of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disability Act. Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.|