Swahili Instructor; University of Oregon - USA

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Swahili Instructor; University of Oregon - USA. 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.

The search committee seeks 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, the committee is interested in finding the best possible fit with the Linguistics and African Studies programs at the UO.

Swahili Instructor Job Duties

  • Teach three courses per term, or equivalent load (we are on a quarter system)
  • Assess students for appropriate placement in courses
  • 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.

    To apply for the Swahili instructor job, submit the following;

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching statement, discussing your teaching philosophy, approach, and experience
  • Representative sample of teaching materials which reflect your teaching philosophy (e.g. a unit of study)
  • Statement of research interests
  • Names and contact information for three professional referees

    For more information and job application; see - Swahili Instructor jobs; University of Oregon - USA.

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