Rutgers University - New Brunswick, African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures
Instructor, Twi (Akan) Language
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New Jersey, United States|
|Position:||Instructor, Non-Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invites applications for an annual appointment for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Twi (Akan) beginning Fall 2014. The position will be a one-year contract, with the possibility of renewal. Salary and title to be commensurate with qualifications and experience; the position carries a full package of University benefits. Responsibilities for the position will include teaching duties (of up to 20 credit hours, or 6 classes, per year), designing new courses (including a third year of instruction in Twi language and a course on Twi Folklore and Culture), producing instructional materials, and participating in professional workshops, depending on the qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the department.
Minimum qualifications are a post-secondary degree, a minimum of 3 years of teaching Twi language and culture in a North American institute of higher education, competence in communicative, learner-centered language pedagogy and the creative use of instructional technology, and native or near-native fluency in both Twi and English. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of commitment to dynamic and effective teaching and demonstrate preparedness to teach general courses in Twi/Akan culture. The ideal applicant will additionally possess the skills to coordinate multiple sections of a course and supervise adjunct instructors as well as to participate in curriculum development for the major and minor programs in African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures.
An application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three recommendation letters should be submitted electronically through Interfolio. Only candidates who are United States citizens or US permanent residents can be considered.
Review of complete applications will begin April 1st, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
"Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply."