Swahili Teaching Fellowship [2-year appointment]

St. Lawrence University

Job Summary

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.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Position Title    Swahili Teaching Fellowship [2-year appointment]
FLSA    Exempt
Primary Responsibilities   
St. Lawrence University, Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, invites applications for a 2-year, Pre-Doctoral Swahili Teaching Fellowship beginning August 16, 2021. 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.

Minimum 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 is desirable

Faculty Status     Visiting Instructor
Appointment Timing    Full Year
Posting Number    FA00141
Desired Start Date    08/16/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)   
Open Date    
Close Date    
Open Until Filled    Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant   
Interested candidates must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/2227 and submit a cover letter stating suitability for this fellowship, a current CV including teaching experience and institutional affiliation and copies of relevant academic documents; degree certificates and transcripts. Applicants should also submit a statement addressing how the candidate will contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Lawrence. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application.
Additionally, two confidential references are required [the required information input in the reference contact information section of your application will be utilized to send a system-derived email requesting a recommendation letter from each reference].
Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2021. Questions about the position may be sent to Lina Karingi at lkaringi@stlawu.edu.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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