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Tue Nov 30 2010

Jobs: African Languages: Assistant Professor, Michigan State U

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        1.     Catherine Fields , African Languages: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, MI, USA

Message 1: African Languages: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, MI, USA
Date: 29-Nov-2010
From: Catherine Fields <fieldsmsu.edu>
Subject: African Languages: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, MI, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Linguistics & Languages
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://linglang.msu.edu/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: African languages


Description:

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African
Languages at Michigan State University seeks to fill a one-year renewable,
fixed-term, full-time position at the Assistant Professor level in African
languages to begin on August 16, 2011. The language area is open but
preference will be given to a southern African language, e.,g., isiZulu or
isiXosa. Teaching duties will include a 0.5 appointment teaching one of the
African languages offered in the department and a 0.5 appointment
coordinating a learner-oriented, on-demand, program ensuring the
availability of languages needed by students for all major regions of
Africa. Experience with distance-learning courses and technology is
preferred. The successful candidate will be able to build the African
Languages program and will benefit from a supportive language community
that includes the MSU African Studies Center, a newly established language
support center, expanding Less Commonly Taught Language programs,
world-renowned study abroad initiatives and a strong Second Language
Studies doctoral program.

Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on
December 28, 2010. Send letter of application describing your teaching and
research interests, vita, three letters of recommendation to the address
below. Applications may also be submitted electronically to Cathy Fields at
the email address below. Persons with disabilities have a right to request
and receive reasonable accommodation. Women and minorities are encouraged
to apply. Michigan State University is an AA/EOE institution.

Application Deadline: 28-Dec-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Thomas Lovik, Chair
A-615 Wells Hall
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48825-1027
USA
Email Address for Applications: fieldsmsu.edu
Contact Information:
Catherine Fields
Email: fieldsmsu.edu
Phone: 517-432-3193

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