Instructor/Lecturer in Persian Language
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of Instructor (Master’s Degree required) or Lecturer (PhD required) to teach Persian. The appointee will have the opportunity to work as part of the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW): a full or part time position during summer 2017 [Start date of June 12, 2017]; and/or teach in the department during the academic year: a full or part time position during AY 17-18 [Start date of Aug 16, 2017].
The SILMW appointment includes teaching Persian and assisting in running co-curricular activities (such as movie nights, conversation tables and cooking sessions, among others) in consultation with the language program director and institute director. Duties include teaching, grading, holding office hours, attending meetings, and planning and overseeing co-curricular activities. The academic year appointment includes teaching three courses per semester. Duties include teaching, grading, holding office hours, attending meetings, and planning and overseeing co-curricular activities.
A specialization in Persian or experience teaching Persian as a foreign language at the university level is required. Candidates who have experience teaching in an intensive program are preferred. Candidates with evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels will be given preference. Salary for SILMW is based on the number of courses the hire will teach; salary for an AY 17-18 appointment is commensurate with experience. Renewal of the position(s) is contingent on availability of funding, strong performance reviews and departmental need.
To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload all required application materials through this system: Cover letter and CV, and contact information (or interfolio ID) for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will be accepted.
Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 31, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For more information contact, contact the Persian program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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