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Job Announcement: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Swahili; Applied Linguistics: Instructor/Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Employer: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Title: Lecturer/Instructor of Swahili
Rank: Lecturer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Specialty: Swahili
LL Issue: 25.2966
Date Submitted: 17-Jul-2014
Job Description: The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a one-year, part time (67%) Lecturer/ Instructor. The appointee will teach at least two courses per semester for the academic year 2014-2015. The percent time of the appointment may increase based on departmental need and candidate’s area of expertise. The appointee will teach Swahili language classes at Elementary (for beginners) and/or Intermediate (second year learners) level. The target start date of the appointment is August 16, 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include teaching all classes and labs for the assigned courses and conducting assessments, in consultation with the language program director. Duties include teaching, grading, material development, holding office hours, attending meetings, as well as assisting with special events (such as languages days, film nights, conversation tables) and promoting the program through activities, flyers, informational sessions, as applicable.

Experience in language teaching is required, with a specialization in Swahili or experience with teaching Swahili as a foreign language is preferred.

Candidates with a PhD in hand, evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels will be considered as a Lecturer.

Candidates who are ABD or hold a Master’s degree and present evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels will be considered as an Instructor.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at the application website below and upload your application materials: cover letter and CV, including contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the department after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 30, 2014. Letters of recommendation must be received no later than August 6, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
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Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (
Application Deadline: 30-Jul-2014
Application URL:
Contact Information: Marlynna  Schaefer
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