Pending budgetary approval, The Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Linguistics seeks a non-tenure-stream Part-Time Instructor of an African language to teach courses in that language for the academic year of 2023-2024 (fall and spring semesters). Fall Term classes start on August 28, 2023. We will be developing our African language offerings based on the language spoken by the successful applicant, with a particular interest in Akan/Twi or Wolof.
The appointee will have primary responsibility for ensuring the success of a new African language program by creating curriculum materials and implementing them in language classes. They will participate in required University, School, and Department training.
A master’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) in African Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, or a related field;
One (1) year of experience in teaching an African language at the college level;
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching as well as native or near-native proficiency in an African Language (speaking/listening and reading/writing, preferably Akan/Twi or Wolof) and a strong command of English;
Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of one or more cultures of Africa.
The applicant does not have to live in Pittsburgh as remote teaching is an option, but in-person instruction is preferred.
Apply by uploading a letter of application, a current CV, a diversity statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student surveys, peer and supervisor reviews), and the names and email addresses of three references, at least one of which should be able to comment explicitly on the candidate’s teaching ability.
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.