College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Instructor/Lecturer of Quechua: Center for Latin American an

Champaign, IL
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Instructor/Lecturer of Quechua

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor (Master's Degree required) or Lecturer (PhD required) of Quechua, beginning August 16, 2017, with a salary of $43,000.00.

The teaching load is four courses per semester, including an online course. The successful candidate will be expected to develop the Quechua website, prepare syllabi, order textbooks, prepare lectures and class materials, be responsible for the FLAS Quechua evaluations, start and maintain a Quechua conversation group, be editor for the annual Correo Andino newsletter, and participate in cultural and social outreach activities of the Center connected to Quechua, Indigenous languages, and the Andean region. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic teacher who can take a leadership role in our Quechua program and has experience with the use of technology in language teaching. This position is renewable based on annual performance evaluations, student demand, and instructional funding.

Required Qualifications:

Degree in Linguistics, Spanish, Anthropology, Latin American Studies, Language Education, or a similar related discipline by the time of appointment.

Native or near-native proficiency in Quechua and Spanish.

Demonstrated effectiveness in Quechua language teaching at the post-secondary level.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of and ability to teach more than one dialect of Quechua.

Demonstrated proficiency in implementing digital technologies in language instruction and/or online language teaching experience.

OPI training is desirable.


To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile through and upload required application materials through this system: 1) a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy, 2)curriculum vitae, 3) a sample syllabus of an introductory Quechua class, with an example of class materials; 4) evidence of teaching evaluations; and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically 1-2 business days after submission of the application.

For further information, write to or 217-333-4850. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by May 10, 2017. Letters of recommendation must be received by May 15, 2017. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit applications early to ensure that referees have enough time to submit letters of recommendation. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

Organization Name: Latin American and Carib Studies
College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Open Date: 04/17/2017


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