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Swahili Teaching Fellowship [2-year appointment]

Employer
St. Lawrence University
Location
Canton, New York
Salary
Comprehensive salary and benefits package.
Closing date
Apr 12, 2023

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Specialty
Academic Affairs
Knowledge Communities
Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Position Type
Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Fellowship
Organization Type
College / University

Job Details

St. Lawrence University, Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, invites applications for a 2-year, Pre-Doctoral Swahili Teaching Fellowship beginning August 15, 2023. This fellowship is designed for a native or near-native speaker of Swahili with advanced graduate training in Swahili studies or a related field as well as teaching experience, preferably at the University level. Candidates in the advanced stages of their Ph.D. are especially encouraged to apply. This appointment will enable the teaching fellow to enhance his/her teaching and research portfolios.

This fellowship includes:

  • Annual travel from home location to Canton, NY
  • A furnished apartment (utilities included)
  • An annual stipend of USD $15,000
  • Office space and a computer
  • An allowance for academic travel and conference/workshop participation related to the fellow’s teaching and research interests.

The Swahili Teaching Fellow will teach four courses per year (two per semester) and have full access to a wide range of teaching and research materials at St. Lawrence. Each semester the fellow will generally teach an introductory Swahili language course and a hybrid language, culture and society course which will be accessible for both students looking to develop intermediate language skills and/or to expose students to East African social and cultural issues. The Swahili Teaching Fellow will also work closely with the African Studies Program, and connect with St. Lawrence’s long standing study abroad program in Kenya.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their teaching, scholarship and/or service. Information about diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus can be viewed at (http://www.stlawu.edu/president/statement-diversity).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Swahili studies or a related field
  • Experience Teaching Kiswahili at the university level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching Swahili as a second language preferred
  • Experience teaching African studies related courses in English
  • Experience teaching American students is desirable

Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/3223 uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin April 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Lina Karingi at lkaringi@stlawu.edu.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University policy requires all employees and students to be up to date with available vaccinations against Covid-19 including, as applicable, a booster shot. Individuals may apply for a medical or religious exemption from this policy.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

Company

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu

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