Job Opportunity: Yoruba Language Teaching Position at University of Michigan 2020

About the Award: The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applications for an academic year Lecturer I position to teach Intermediate Yoruba in the Fall 2020 and the Winter 2021 terms. This position may be renewed for up to an additional two years.  DAAS invites applications for the position as a Lecturer I to begin August 31, 2020, to teach one three-credit course (33.33% effort).  This is not a tenure track position. Successful candidates will teach a second-year Yoruba language course as part of the 2020-2021 academic year program.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree and experience teaching undergraduates required.  Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in the Yoruba language and prior teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications

A Ph.D. is preferred.  The successful candidate is likely to have substantial experience in interactive/intergroup dialogue and experiential teaching. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching highly desired.

Selection Criteria: Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to teach lower-division language courses; must exhibit a willingness to devote extra time and effort to students outside class via additional office hours for individualized instruction (conferences); must provide students with regular performance feedback, devote some time to teaching critical thinking and language workshops in the classroom and provide students with weekly in-class and out of class language assignments.Applicants for this position are also expected to interact with and provide feedback to the DAAS Curriculum Committee, as appropriate, regarding student academic progress (or lack thereof) throughout the term. Teaching qualifications, teaching experience and evidence of outstanding teaching will determine the selection of a candidate.

Duration of Award: 1 year. This position may be renewed for up to an additional two years. 

How to Apply: In addition to applying online, please combine into one document a cover letter explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching experience (i.e., teaching evaluations).

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