Lecturer, Swahili (Faculty Wage)

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-06-22
Req: R0025040
Unit Paid Faculty teach additional courses on an as needed basis

The Carter G Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies Department is seeking candidates for a faculty wage position to teach a Swahili language course in the daytime, evening and or/online for the upcoming 2021 - 2022 academic year. Compensation will take the form of wages. For more information about the department, please visit The Carter G. Woodson Institute.

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Teaching one course in introductory or intermediate Swahili courses in the Fall and in the Spring semester
  • Preparation for on-line/distance-learning activities, syllabi, evaluation of students work
  • Maintain accurate class and other records
  • Maintain office hours each week
  • Work cooperatively within the Department and University community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD in Swahili or related field
  • Native or near native fluency in Swahili
  • Committed to excellence in the teaching of Swahili language.
  • Knowledge of instructional technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching beginning and intermediate Swahili at the College or University level

Application requirements

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs. Search on requisition number: R0025040. A completed application consists of the following:

  • Cover letter or Letter of Interest
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts
  • Summary of Teaching Evaluations

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Brandi Shifflett, HR Specialist at brc2s@virginia.edu.

For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will require an Education Verification (FSAKA).

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Education: Master's degree or PhD in Swahili or related field
Experience: None
Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 8/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time