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Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer Position Announcement, Stanford University

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  • Iskender Agi
    I am sending this as it may be of some interest to member of the list. -Iskender
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 8, 2010
      I am sending this as it may be of some interest to member of the list.



      The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University invites
      applications for a two-year renewable lecturer position in Turkish Language
      and Literature, beginning September 2010. We are seeking a skilled
      instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language
      teaching at all levels, and an interest in ongoing professional development
      in language pedagogy.

      Responsibilities include teaching six courses per academic year (i.e. 2
      courses per academic quarter), developing a Turkish language and culture
      program, and collaborating with other Stanford units in enhancing Turkic
      language instruction. The lecturer will teach Turkish language courses as
      well as courses that draw on modern literary, social, political, cultural
      and/or sociolinguistic topics related to the Turkish language and that are
      appropriate to the appointee's research and expertise.

      Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in modern Turkish; 2)
      excellent command of English; 3) extensive experience in teaching modern
      Turkish as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an
      M.A. in Turkish studies or an allied field of the humanities. Ph.D. in the
      above-mentioned disciplines is highly preferred. A background in literature
      is an asset. Command of Ottoman Turkish and/or Turkic languages is highly

      Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching
      philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of
      recommendation, course evaluations (if available) and sample course syllabi
      to Turkish Language and Literature Search, Stanford University, Department
      of Comparative Literature, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford, CA
      94305-2031.  Email: minahara@...

      Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
      increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and
      applicants from women and members minority groups, as well as others who
      would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching

      Review of applications with begin on April 1st, 2010 and will continue until
      the position is filled.
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