The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Lecturer Position specializing in Swahili Language and Culture.
A lectureship is a long-term appointment, though as with all such positions at the University it must be evaluated for reappointment on a yearly basis. Lectureship lines are supported through permanent salary funds made available to the Department by the College. Promotion to Senior Lecturer is possible after six (6) years of full time service.
Candidates must have a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and language pedagogy research. Special consideration will be given to candidates who share language research interests with members of the African Languages field in areas such as Linguistics and African Literature.
The successful candidate will begin appointment in the fall of 2012, teaching 8 classes per year. Summer school teaching may also be available.
To apply, candidates should provide three references, and submit a letter of application, vita, statement on teaching, two syllabi and a sample lesson plan all as PDF files. The University of Georgia will contact the referees and arrange for them to submit their letters at the same website. Search Committee Members will be available at the annual meeting of the ASA in Washington D.C. from November 17th to 19th to meet with interested applicants. Questions concerning this position should be directed to Lioba Moshi, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, 61 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.georgia.gov; www.visitathensga.com). The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.
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