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The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applications for an academic year Lecturer I position to teach Intermediate Yoruba in the Fall 2020 and the Winter 2021 terms. This position may be renewed for up to an additional two years. DAAS invites applications for the position as a Lecturer I to begin August 31, 2020 to teach one three credit course (33.33% effort). This is not a tenure track position. Successful candidates will teach a second-year Yoruba language course as part of the 2020-2021 academic year program.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to teach lower-division language courses; must exhibit a willingness to devote extra time and effort to students outside class via additional office hours for individualized instruction (conferences); must provide students with regular performance feedback, devote some time to teaching critical thinking and language workshops in the classroom and provide students with weekly in-class and out of class language assignments.
Applicants for this position are also expected to interact with and provide feedback to the DAAS Curriculum Committee, as appropriate, regarding student academic progress (or lack thereof) throughout the term. Teaching qualifications, teaching experience and evidence of outstanding teaching will determine the selection of a candidate.
Master’s degree and experience teaching undergraduates required. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in the Yoruba language and prior teaching experience.
A Ph.D. is preferred. The successful candidate is likely to have substantial experience in interactive/intergroup dialogue and experiential teaching. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching highly desired.
DAAS is an academic unit within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts that offer a variety of academic support services including academic year course instruction and academic advising. We work closely with a wide variety of academic departments, offices and programs throughout the university.
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