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VISITING INSTRUCTOR OR ASST PROFESSOR IN SWAHILI

Requisition # 73916

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, March 12th, 2020
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:French & Italian

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Negotiable
Position Description:

The Department of French & Italian in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa is searching for a visiting faculty position beginning in August 2020 to teach courses in Swahili Language. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible reappointment of one additional year, pending College approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary will be based on number of courses taught and commensurate on rank.



Swahili has been taught at Iowa since 1991, and we are seeking a dynamic colleague to inspire and empower students. Responsibilities include: teaching up to three courses per semester (12 s.h. each semester) with an emphasis on communicative skills, and contributing to curriculum and materials development for the program.



Required qualifications: M.A. required, PhD preferred, in foreign language education or related field in hand by the start date; native or near-native proficiency in Swahili and English; familiarity with innovative methods of language instruction including the use of technology; experience in teaching Swahili language to English-speaking undergraduate students.



Desirable qualifications: Experience in Swahili curriculum development and experience creating language and cultural events.



Candidates should send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, teaching portfolio that includes a list of courses taught, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendations to the Search Committee online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Refer to requisition number 73916. Screening begins March 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted by telephone or videoconference.



The Department of French and Italian, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

M.A. required, PhD preferred, in foreign language education or related field in hand by the start date

Required Qualifications:

Native or near-native proficiency in Swahili and English; familiarity with innovative methods of language instruction including the use of technology; experience in teaching Swahili language to English-speaking undergraduate students.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in Swahili curriculum development and experience creating language and cultural events.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Teaching Philosophy
Teaching Portfolio
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Rebecca L Tritten - dwllc-searches@uiowa.edu
Clas-Wrld Lng, Lit, & Cultures
Phillips Hall
16 North Clinton Street
111-C PH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2235
Department URL: https://dwllc.uiowa.edu/



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