Part-Time, Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in Turkish Language
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Temporary|
San Francisco State University invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track lecturer position in Turkish language and culture, beginning January 20, 2013 with the possibility of reappointment up to four additional semesters.. The selected candidate will teach one introductory Turkish course in the
spring semester of 2013. Pending renewal of grant funding, the candidate will teach two undergraduate Turkish language and culture courses per semester during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years (elementary to intermediate Turkish language and conversation). The successful candidate will bring with them enthusiasm for teaching the language and culture as well as for building an academic program in Turkish Studies.
• Applicants must possess at least an M.A. and preferably a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, or a related field with a significant SLA focus (e.g. Turkish Language and Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Literature, etc.).
• Applicants should have native or native-like proficiency in both Turkish and English. They must have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching Turkish effectively at the college or university level in the U.S. and have appropriate work authorization for employment in the United States.
• The successful candidate will assist in the development of a content-based, culturally-centered curriculum (incorporating aspects of Literature, Film, and other subjects related to Turkish Studies) for the teaching of Turkish language and culture. Materials and activities developed should be based in best practices in Second Language Acquisition, drawing from Communicative, Literacybased, and Translingual Transcultural approaches, among others.
• The successful candidate will be expected to work within the curriculum of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, and work on integrating the courses with the newly established Study Abroad Program at Koç University, Istanbul.
• Consistent with SFSU’s core mission to link academic learning to surrounding communities, the successful candidate will be working on establishing ties with local Turkish communities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including Turkish and foreign language courses taught at other U.S. universities), course syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of three referees in pdf format to the chair of the search committee, Volker Langbehn (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin October 19, 2012, and will continue until position is filled.
San Francisco State University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and
minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Search Committee Chair, Volker Langbehn (email@example.com)