March 11, 2012

Job: Swahili Instructor, University of Oregon


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. The department seeks 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.

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

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