LINGUIST List 31.363

Sat Jan 25 2020

Jobs: Greek, Modern; General Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 23-Jan-2020
From: Maja Sunleaf <>
Subject: Greek, Modern; General Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago, United States
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University or Organization: University of Chicago
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek & Associate Director of the Center for Hellenic

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Modern Greek

Required Language(s): Greek, Modern (ell)


Position Description:

The Department of Linguistics in the Division of the Humanities invites applications for a Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek and Associate Director of the newly founded Center for Hellenic Studies. Working under the direction of the faculty Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, the selected candidate will provide administrative support to the Director and will:

- help to develop an interdisciplinary program in modern Greek studies,
- supervise any staff working for the Center,
- manage the resources and budget of the Center,
- organize and promote Center events,
- develop and maintain publicity materials, including a website,
- work to secure grants and other funding sources, and
- cooperate across all areas of the University community to address curricular and other programmatic needs, including faculty and other academics, staff, and the Study Abroad office.

The selected candidate will also be expected to teach six courses per year on the University’s quarter system: a year-long introductory modern Greek language sequence (three courses) and three other courses in consultation with the Director of the Center and the Department of Linguistics. The Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek will also supervise any other academic appointees teaching in the Modern Greek curriculum.


A PhD in a relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required. The selected candidate will have demonstrated success as a teacher of modern Greek at the university level as well as the ability to teach and design curriculum and co-curricular programming in other areas related to Greece and its culture, history, languages, and people, and to teach general courses in the University’s Humanities core program. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the administrative expertise necessary to support and manage an interdisciplinary center and to assist with its fundraising and outreach efforts.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, teaching or course evaluations if available, and the names and email addresses of two potential professional references. Applicants must submit all materials electronically to the University’s Academic Recruitment site (listed below). All materials for the application must be submitted by January 31, 2020. For questions about the position please contact Maja Stina Sunleaf, Linguistics Department Administrator, at

Position is contingent on budgetary approval.
The desired starting date for the position is March 1, 2020, with a term of appointment until June 30, 2022, with possibility of renewal thereafter.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Ms. Maja Sunleaf
Phone: 773-702-8522

Page Updated: 25-Jan-2020