Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer Position, Stanford University

Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer Position Announcement, Stanford

The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University invites
applications for a two-year renewable lecturer position in Turkish Language
and Literature, beginning September 2010. We are seeking a skilled
instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language
teaching at all levels, and an interest in ongoing professional development
in language pedagogy.

Responsibilities include teaching six courses per academic year (i.e. 2
courses per academic quarter), developing a Turkish language and culture
program, and collaborating with other Stanford units in enhancing Turkic
language instruction. The lecturer will teach Turkish language courses as
well as courses that draw on modern literary, social, political, cultural
and/or sociolinguistic topics related to the Turkish language and that are
appropriate to the appointee’s research and expertise.

Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in modern Turkish; 2)
excellent command of English; 3) extensive experience in teaching modern
Turkish as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an
M.A. in Turkish studies or an allied field of the humanities. Ph.D. in the
above-mentioned disciplines is highly preferred. A background in literature
is an asset. Command of Ottoman Turkish and/or Turkic languages is highly

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching
philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of
recommendation, course evaluations (if available) and sample course syllabi
to Turkish Language and Literature Search, Stanford University, Department
of Comparative Literature, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford, CA
94305-2031.  Email: minahara@stanford.edu

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and
applicants from women and members minority groups, as well as others who
would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching

Review of applications with begin on April 1st, 2010 and will continue until
the position is filled.