LINGUIST List 15.2590

Fri Sep 17 2004

Jobs: African Languages: Asst Prof, Ohio University

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  1. jarvis, Jobs: Swahili;Hausa & African Languages: Asst Prof, Ohio University

Message 1: Jobs: Swahili;Hausa & African Languages: Asst Prof, Ohio University

Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 16:55:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: jarvis <>
Subject: Jobs: Swahili;Hausa & African Languages: Asst Prof, Ohio University

University or Organization: Ohio University
Department: Linguistics
Rank of Job: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: African Languages
Required Languages: Swahili (Code = SWA)
		 Hausa (Code = HUA)


The Department of Linguistics at Ohio University has taught courses in
African languages since the 1970s and currently offers a wide
selection, including courses in Swahili, Kikuyu, Twi, Somali, and
Sudanese Arabic, with Hausa and Siswati also offered on demand. These
courses are offered through a partnership with the African Studies
Program at Ohio University, a National Resource Center for
Africa. Ohio University hosted the Summer Cooperative African Language
Institute in both 2003 and 2004.

Minimum qualifications:
- PhD in African languages, linguistics, applied linguistics, or
 foreign language education.
- Strong research record in one of the above fields.
- Native or near-native competence in Swahili and/or Hausa or another
 African language.
- Experience as a teacher and coordinator of African languages,
 preferably in the United States.

- Teach Swahili or Hausa or another African language, as well as one or
 more courses per year in linguistics and/or applied linguistics.
- Supervise and train Swahili and other African language TAs in the
 use of current and effective classroom teaching techniques.
- Serve as African Language Coordinator for the African Studies
- Conduct research in African languages, linguistics, applied
 linguistics, and/or foreign language education.

Position starting date:	September 1, 2005

Salary:	Competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply: Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, and the names of three
references to the address below.

Application Review:
Will begin December 1, 2004, and will continue until the position is
filled. Ohio University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: African Languages Search Committee
	Department of Linguistics
	Gordy Hall 383
	Ohio University
	Athens, OH 45701-2979
	United States of America
	Applications are due by 01-Dec-2004

Contact Information:

	Dr. Hiro Oshita
	Tel: 740-593-4570
	Fax: 740-593-2967

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