The University of Iowa announces an opening for a 67% time lecturer position in Swahili Language to begin in January 2018. However, applications to start the appointment in August 2018 will also be considered. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment of up to two additional years, and the position will be renewable thereafter in three-year increments, pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Swahili has been taught at Iowa since 1991, and we are seeking a dynamic colleague to inspire and empower students. Responsibilities include: teaching two courses per semester (8 s.h. each semester) with an emphasis on communicative skills, and contributing to curriculum and materials development for the program.
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 71768. Screening begins November 10, 2017 and 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.
Required qualifications: M.A required, PhD preferred, in foreign language education; 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.
The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures provides leadership and vision and fosters interdisciplinary interactions for its constituent units, which have missions closely allied with one another. The Division also administers the Language Media Center, which is a resource unit for students and faculty in all of the constituent units.