LINGUIST List 32.478

Mon Feb 08 2021

Jobs: Persian; Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature: Rank Open, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Feb-2021
From: Jazmine Summerville <>
Subject: Persian; Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature: Rank Open, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
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University or Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/Instructor of Persian

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Required Language(s): Persian, Iranian (pes)


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time position of Lecturer/ Instructor of Persian with a start date of August 16, 2021. Renewal of the position is contingent on availability of funding, strong performance reviews and healthy enrollments in classes.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of three courses per semester. Duties include grading, holding office hours, attending meetings, planning and overseeing extra-curricular activities, organizing special events (such as languages days, film nights, conversation tables), and promoting the program through flyers and informational sessions, as applicable. Candidates with a PhD in hand will be considered as a Lecturer. Candidates who are ABD or hold a Master’s degree level will be considered as an Instructor. Professional level competence in both Persian and English is required. Experience in language teaching and at least a Master’s degree are required. A specialization in Persian or experience with teaching Persian as a foreign language, particularly at university level is required. Candidates with evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels will be given preference.

This is a full-time 9-month appointment, non-tenure track position, renewable yearly contingent on availability of funding, strong performance reviews and healthy enrollments in classes. The expected start date is August 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile through the application link provided below and upload all required application materials through this system: Cover letter and CV, and contact information (or interfolio ID) for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically 1-2 business days after submission of the application.

Only electronic applications submitted through the application link provided below will be accepted. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 29, 2021. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For more information contact, contact the search coordinator at the contact information provided below.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Application Deadline: 29-Mar-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Karen McNeely

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