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LINGUIST List 23.1168

Wed Mar 07 2012

Jobs: Swahili; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of Oregon

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Date: 07-Mar-2012
From: Doris Payne <dlpayneuoregon.edu>
Subject: Swahili; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of Oregon, OR, USA
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University or Organization: University of Oregon
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Oregon, USA
Web Address: http://logos.uoregon.edu
Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Swahili (swh)

Description:

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.

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

Job Qualifications Required:
- Ph.D. by the time of hire in linguistics, applied linguistics, second
language acquisition or teaching, or related field
- Native or near-native fluency in Kiswahili and English
- Minimum of three years Kiswahili language teaching experience including
university (or equivalent) courses at the intermediate and advanced level
- Record of excellence in teaching
- Conversant with national proficiency standards and assessment

Desired:
- Experience in designing intermediate and advanced curricula
- Ability and interest in developing content courses relevant to the UO
African Studies program and/or the candidate's disciplinary specialization

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of
applications will begin March 28, 2012, but the position remains open until
filled (however, to ensure fullest consideration applications should be
complete by March 28, 2012).

To apply, submit the following to the application URL below:
- 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

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.

Application Deadline: 28-Mar-2012 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://academicjobsonline.org
Contact Information:
Prof. Doris Payne
Email: dlpayneuoregon.edu
Phone: 541-346-3894
Fax: 541-346-5961
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