Swahili Teaching Fellowship [2-year appointment]

Canton, New York, United States
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Job description

St. Lawrence University, Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, invites applications for a 2-year, Pre-Doctoral Swahili Teaching Fellowship beginning August 15, 2018. This fellowship is designed for a native or near-native speaker of Swahili with advanced graduate training in Swahili studies or a related field as well as teaching experience, preferably at the University level. Candidates in the advanced stages of their Ph.D. are especially encouraged to apply. This appointment will enable the teaching fellow to enhance his/her teaching and research portfolios.

This fellowship includes:

  • Annual travel from home location to Canton, NY
  • A furnished apartment (utilities included)
  • An annual stipend of USD $14,500
  • Office space and a computer
  • An allowance for academic travel and conference/workshop participation related to the fellow’s teaching and research interests.

The Swahili Teaching Fellow will teach four courses per year (two per semester) and have full access to a wide range of teaching and research materials at St. Lawrence.Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Swahili studies or a related field
  • Experience Teaching Kiswahili at the university level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching Swahili as a second language preferred
  • Experience teaching American students in Kenya is desirable

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

How to apply

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

In an ideal location, St. Lawrence is a diverse liberal arts learning community of inspiring faculty, serious students, and accomplished alumni, guided by tradition and focused on the future.