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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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lecturer in Turkish Language - University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a non-tenure track position as a full-time lecturer in Turkish language. The appointment is renewable, with the expected start date of July 1, 2015. Minimum full-time annual salary is $49,012. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Minimum qualifications: The successful candidate must have an M.A. or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Turkish language, linguistics, applied linguistics, or related field, and experience in teaching Turkish at the college level. S/he must possess native or near-native competence in speaking, listening, writing, and reading Turkish, and must have the capacity to employ up-to-date and effective methods of language pedagogy and testing.
Preferred qualifications: Experience with computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is desirable.
Responsibilities include teaching first-, second-, and third- year Turkish language courses; cooperating with the department’s language coordinators in planning and teaching the department’s Language Pedagogy course for teachers of Near Eastern languages; providing guidance to undergraduates in NES who wish to complete a minor in Turkish; and, if relevant, providing preparatory guidance and materials for Graduate Students Instructors and lecturers teaching Turkish during the summer session.
Applicants should submit the following materials at, before midnight February 16th, 2015: an application letter, a curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. Applicants should submit a video tape or digital video – via either web link or DVD – of not more than twenty minutes of a recent class taught. (If submitting DVD, it needs to be sent to the Turkish Language Lecturer Search, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 250 Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720-1940). The demonstration video may be from an elementary or intermediate Turkish class, but should not be from the very early first-year Turkish lessons.
Please direct all inquiries to:
The University and the Department are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California non-discrimination and affirmative action policy, see:

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