Lecturer or Instructor in Persian Language

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time position of Lecturer or Instructor of Persian with a start date of August 16, 2023. This is a full-time 9-month appointment, non-tenure track position, renewable yearly contingent on availability of funding, strong performance reviews and healthy enrollments in classes. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of six courses per semester. Duties include grading, holding office hours, attending meetings, planning and overseeing extra-curricular activities, organizing special events (such as languages days, film nights, conversation tables), and promoting the program through flyers and informational sessions, as applicable. 

Candidates with a PhD in hand will be considered as a Lecturer. Candidates who are ABD or hold a Master’s degree level will be considered as an Instructor. Professional level competence in both Persian and English is required. Experience in language teaching and at least a Master’s degree are required. A specialization in Persian or experience with teaching Persian as a foreign language, particularly at university level is required. Candidates with evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, summer/intensive teaching experience will be given preference. 

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload all required application materials through this system: Cover letter and CV, and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. The search committee may contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference at a later point, after initial review of the files. Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will be accepted. 

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by April 3, 2023. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For questions regarding the application process, please contact jobs@illinois.edu or 217-333-2137. Questions about the position may be directed to Eman Saadah, Search Committee Chair at esaadah2@illinois.edu.


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