Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Kiswahili Language and Culture
The University of the South invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Kiswahili language and culture to begin August 2014. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory and intermediate levels of language, as well as courses in African literatures, cultures, and cinemas, or interdisciplinary courses on Africa that draw on the humanities, social sciences, and other fields. The teaching load is three courses per academic year (1/2). We seek candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching as well as demonstrated interest and competence in innovative language pedagogy and instructional technologies. The candidate will be expected to help us build the growing African Studies program at Sewanee, and to contribute to the activities and initiatives of the Mellon Globalization Forum whose goals include enhancing Sewanee’s international profile, as well as equipping students with skills necessary for navigating the globalized world. The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement on teaching philosophy, a graduate transcript, and three letters of reference to: http://www2.sewanee.edu/printservices/faculty_hiring Applications received by April 1, 2014 will receive full consideration but we welcome applications on a rolling basis past that date as well. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening. The University of the South is an Equal-Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.