Swahili News and Announcements

Lecturer/Instructor position for Swahili for the academic year 2015-2016

12/15/2014  9:00 am

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time position as Lecturer/ Instructor for Swahili for the 2015-16 academic year, with a target start date of August 16, 2015. Renewal of the position is contingent on availability of funding, strong performance reviews and sufficient course enrollments. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year and assisting in running extra-curricular and outreach activities, in consultation with the language program director. Duties include teaching, grading, material development, holding office hours, attending meetings, and well as assisting with special events (such as languages days, film nights, conversation tables) and promoting the program through activities, flyers, informational sessions, as applicable.

Experience in language teaching and at least a Master’s degree are required. A specialization in Swahili or experience with teaching Swahili as a foreign language, particularly at university level, is preferred.

Candidates with a PhD in hand and evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels will be considered as a Lecturer. Candidates who are ABD or hold a Master’s degree and present evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels will be considered as an Instructor.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at the application URL below and upload your application materials: application letter, CV, including contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the department after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 2, 2015. Letters of recommendation must be received no later than February 9, 2015. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For more information contact slcl-hrillinois.edu.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Application Deadline: 02-Feb-2015

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.illinois.edu