Adjunct Lecturer of Turkish Language

Gainesville FL
Jun 20, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Turkish Adjunct Lecturer

Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a one-year appointment as an Adjunct Lecturer of Turkish Language in the Center for European Studies (CES). The position will begin on August 16, 2017.  We seek applicants with substantive language pedagogy training and experience in teaching beginning and/or intermediate Turkish.

The successful candidate will serve as an Adjunct Lecturer teaching beginning and intermediate Turkish language students in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Candidates should have a native command of Turkish language. Preference will be given to candidates with at least a Master's Degree in a relevant field and language training/teaching experience. The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: serving as the instructor of record for Turkish language course, primarily at the introductory and intermediate levels (first and second year instruction). Teaching assignment will be two (2) courses per semester (one beginning and one intermediate). Responsibilities to include developing fully detailed course syllabi that comply with UF standards, ensuring all course related materials (textbooks and reading packs etc.) are ordered according to UF regulations and published deadlines, holding office hours as appropriate, providing all grades and student assessments within published deadlines (for final grades), and responding to student course related inquiries in reasonable time (generally not to exceed 48 hours). Other responsibilities include engaging in service activities as appropriate, particularly as these apply to the Turkish Studies program, but also European Studies more generally.

Established in 2003, the Center for European Studies offers two minor degrees, several graduate and undergraduate certificates and hosts five study abroad programs. In addition, the CES provides support for the European track of the CLAS interdisciplinary International Studies major. This interdisciplinary major offers a diverse array of courses across a number of departments. Currently, over 150 students are completing the European track of the IS major at the University of Florida. More information about the IS major can be found at and the CES at The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from women and minorities. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine’s Law.  If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is a flat payment (generally between $4,000 and $6,000 per course), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:  Master's Degree Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with at least a Master's Degree in a relevant field and language training/teaching experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a letter of application describing their interest in and qualifications for this position, (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness, (3) and relevant course syllabi if available. Applicants will provide names/emails of referees and the application system will send automated emails to referees requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by July 3, 2017 when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. The position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Amie Kreppel

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No.