Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Culture

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Princeton University

Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Culture The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a one- to three-year term (renewable), full-time or part-time, Lecturer, to begin September 1, 2019. The length (up to three academic years) of the initial appointment will depend on teaching needs and the successful candidate's credentials. Responsibilities include teaching courses in modern Greek language at the introductory, intermediate and/or advanced levels, aiming at linguistic proficiency, as well as transcultural fluency and intellectual engagement with modern Greek culture. A joint appointment with an academic department may be possible and there may be opportunities for additional teaching in the successful candidate's discipline. Teaching load will depend on enrollments; some academic administrative duties will be assigned, to assist the Seeger Center Director and the Program in Hellenic Studies Director in their respective areas of responsibility. This position is renewable, depending on departmental needs and satisfactory performance. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline or field, as well as demonstrated excellence in the classroom, or promise of excellence, as a teacher of modern Greek as a second language at the college level. The successful candidate would be expected to engage in opportunities for professional development in second language acquisition and methodology. Candidates with comparative interests and a commitment to excellence in Modern Greek Studies are encouraged to apply. Background in Modern Greek Literature, Comparative Literature, Classics, or Linguistics (historical, cultural, second language acquisition, or sociolinguistics) would be expected for this position. Expertise in proficiency-based teaching approaches would also be an asset. Applicants should apply electronically at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/11581 and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including language proficiencies), teaching statement (including two syllabi, one in modern Greek language instruction and one on a Modern Greek Studies topic) and a sample of work (article on a scholarly topic or on language pedagogy; or chapter of dissertation, 20 pages maximum). Applicants must also supply names of three references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2019. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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Posted: 4/23/2019
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