Society, Politics, and Economy in Modern Turkey: Sociology of Turkey - Maintained by Tugrul Keskin
We are at a point in our work when we can no longer ignore empires and the imperial context in our studies. (p. 5)
― Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism

Monday, November 10, 2014

Duke/UNC Position in Turkish

The Slavic & Eurasian Studies Department at Duke University (Durham, NC) and the Asian Studies Department at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) invite applications for a three-year renewable lecturer position (non-tenure track) in Turkish Language and Culture to begin in July 2015. The teaching load is 3/3 and primary duties include teaching first-year Turkish at both campuses as well as a second-year course that is shared between campuses (connected by a shuttle bus). Additionally, the candidate will assist in program building that includes community outreach and campus organization of Turkish activities. The requirements are a Ph.D. (those who are A.B.D. will be considered) related to the field of Turkish Studies. The ideal candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Turkish and facility with approaches to teaching language in context. With approval, the candidate will also have the opportunity to teach content courses in his/her field of specialization and to participate in the summer Duke in Turkey study abroad program at Boaziçi University. Pending funding, the possibility exists for renewal and/or regularization of the position.
The applications should include a cover letter, CV, article-length writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy/language pedagogy and representative student evaluations. Facility with and interest in developing online and distance learning materials is desired. Submit complete file and recommendations electronically to: duke-turkish (at) Completed applications received by January 5, 2015 will be guaranteed consideration.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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