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Kiswahili Language Instructor

Africana Studies & Research Center at Cornell University seeks a dynamic Kiswahili language instructor at the rank of Lecturer (3 year appointment) or Senior Lecturer (5 year appointment), with a possibility of renewal. Rank will depend on experience. Renewal is contingent upon performance reviews as well as funding availability. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the entire Kiswahili program, including placement testing and teaching three courses each semester at two or three levels, depending on student placement.

Required Qualifications: Master's or Doctoral degree in Kiswahili language, literature, linguistics, language pedagogy or closely related field. A minimum of 3 years successful higher education teaching experience. Native or near native fluency in Kiswahili and proficiency in spoken and written English. Familiarity with and commitment to innovative methods of language teaching including the use of technology. A strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity. Valid visa required (visa expedition funds are not available for this position).

The Africana Studies & Research Center embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. To apply, please visit

Information about the Africana Studies & Research Center appears at

Priority will be given to applications received by February 2, 2015

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