Pending budgetary approval, the Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center in the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Linguistics seeks a non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant Professor of Swedish to design/teach a curriculum of 27 credits of Swedish at levels 1 through 8 in the undergraduate Swedish program. The initial appointment is for one year, September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2024, with renewal possible. Note that Fall Term classes start on August 28, 2023, and classes are expected to be conducted in person.
The appointee will have primary responsibility for ensuring the success of the Swedish language program by creating curriculum materials, engaging in student advisement, observing/evaluating instructor and teaching assistant performance, and participating in Less-Commonly-Taught Language Center events and other activities that support the Swedish program. They will participate in required University, School, and Department training, and may also be asked to serve on department and university committees to further the academic mission of those units.
A master’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) in Swedish Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, or a related field;
Three (3) years of experience in teaching Swedish at the college level;
Demonstrated excellence in teaching as well as native or near-native proficiency in Swedish (speaking and writing) and a strong command of English;
Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of the culture of the Swedish-speaking world.
Apply by uploading at the URL above a letter of application, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student surveys, peer and supervisor reviews), and the names, titles and email addresses of three referees, at least one of whom can comment explicitly on the candidate’s teaching ability. Finalists will be asked to submit a 30-minute video of classroom teaching. The deadline for applicants is January 23, 2023.
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh offers BA, MA and PhD programs in Linguistics, focusing on second language acquisition, Hispanic linguistics and sociolinguistics. The Department is also home to the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center, which features two active undergraduate certificate programs in Arabic and American Sign Language, and the non-credit English Language Institute.