Job title: Lecturer in Filipino
Institution: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Deadline: 28 February 2007
Contact: Jennifer Eshelman - eshelman-at-umich-dot-edu
This post doesn't quite belong in Job Openings and Career Development because that's really just for librarians. And while it doesn't really belong here, either, I thought it more likely that someone qualified for this position—or someone who knows someone—would see it here.
Do you have to be in the US to apply for the position? Here's their answer: "We are looking for the best possible candidate for this position. If the final candidate turns out to be a non-US Citizen, we will assist them with getting a work eligible visa."
Below is the text of the document that I received:
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Filipino beginning September 1, 2007. The position is a renewable one-year appointment, and is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as the following: Filipino language, literature, and linguistics; Philippine Studies; second-language acquisition, TESL, education, communications, etc. Native or near-native proficiency in Filipino and English is required; at least one year of experience teaching Filipino at the college/university level is preferred. Duties will include 12 weekly hours of instruction in all levels of Filipino language and active participation in teamwork and program affairs.
The application dossier should include an application letter explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, evidence of teaching excellence, a teaching demo videotape/DVD, and/or samples of self-developed teaching materials would be desirable.
Kindly send your application packet to: Filipino Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Suite 6111 Thayer Building, 202 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1608. Review of applications has been extended to February 28 and will continue until the position is filled. The Committee will conduct interviews at the conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Boston and applicants are encouraged to attend.
The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Terms and conditions for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.