Iowa State University Lecturer in Swahili in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800151

Working Title Lecturer in Swahili

Advertised Employing Department World Languages and Cultures

Appointment Type Faculty - Non-Tenure-Eligible

Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)

Full or Part Time Part-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date 01/01/19

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 05/15/19

Number of Months Employed Per Year 9

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a part-time Lecturer in Swahili. This position will develop and teach an online course on the Swahili language.

Required Education and Experience

MA in foreign language instruction, area studies, or related field.

Previous teaching experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience teaching Swahili language.

Experience teaching online courses.

Experience developing online courses in a higher education setting.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Department/Program & College Description

The Department of World Languages and Cultures ( is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Chad Gasta

Department Contact Phone

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Location (if other than Ames) Negotiable

Additional Information

This lecturer appointment is teaching in a virtual environment. The selected candidate will need to have a reliable internet connection and the appropriate audio/visual equipment for effective course delivery.

This new position is a one semester appointment with the possibility of renewal dependent upon course enrollment and funding.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 10/15/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Lecturer - 1400

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty