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San Francisco State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position in Turkish language and culture, starting in fall 2013 to expand its Middle East and Islamic Studies curriculum. Based on grant funding, the position is initially for three years and subject to review. The successful candidate will teach introductory Turkish language courses, as well as courses on Turkish culture, history, literature, and the arts more broadly. Prior experience and excellence in teaching both Turkish language and culture classes, as well as enthusiasm to build a vibrant and engaging academic program in Turkish Studies preferred.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must possess at least an M.A. or preferably a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), or a related field with a significant SLA focus, such as Near Eastern Languages, Turkish Language and Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Literature, etc.  Applicants should have native or native-like proficiency in both Turkish and English. They must have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching Turkish effectively at the college or university level in the U.S. and have appropriate work authorization for employment in the United States.  The successful candidate will assist in the development of a content-based, culturally-centered curriculum (incorporating aspects of literature, film, creative arts, and other subjects related to Turkish Studies) for the teaching of Turkish language and culture.  The successful candidate will be expected to work within the curriculum of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, and work on integrating the courses with the newly established Study Abroad Program at Koç University, Istanbul.


In light of SFSU’s core mission to link academic learning to surrounding communities, the successful candidate will be working on establishing ties with local Turkish communities.


TO APPLY:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, course syllabi (including at least one Turkish language and one Turkish culture course), a statement of teaching philosophy, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of three referees in pdf format to the chair of the search, Prof. Lucia Volk (  Review of applications will begin May 15, 2013, and will continue until position is filled.

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