Employment Status: Full-time
Salary: Not specified
Location: New Jersey
Employment Level: Non tenure track
Application Deadline: November 21, 2011
Lecturer in Swahili Language. The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Program in African Studies at Princeton University invite applications for a lecturer in Kiswahili/Swahili language. This is a full-time, three-year position with the possibility of renewal.
- Responsibilities include teaching a two-year sequence of Kiswahili/Swahili language (at beginning and intermediate levels) as well as advanced undergraduate courses based in the study of comparative literature, theatre/performance arts, linguistics, cultural studies, or a related field that incorporates Swahili for practical applications and cultural understanding;
- advising undergraduate students engaged in independent work and assisting with student-initiated reading courses; and directing an established Swahili language study abroad program offered in partnership with and taught at a recognized university in a Swahili-speaking country in Africa.
- Moderate travel required.
Position requires a Master's degree in Swahili literature, linguistics, or a related discipline and native or near-native fluency in Swahili. Position also requires at least five years teaching experience in Swahili language and literature at the university-level. Position also requires experience teaching in an overseas summer language program, teaching content areas, incorporating cultural understanding in language education for practical applications, computer and multi-media applications to language learning, and evidence of academic presentations or attendance at national conferences on foreign/African language pedagogy and uses of the Swahili language. Moderate travel required.
Interested candidates should apply online, referencing requisition #0110659 at https://jobs.princeton.edu.
Candidates should submit current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three references. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.