The Center for Language Studies (CLS) at Brown University seeks a dynamic language
professional for a full-time position as Visiting Lecturer in Yoruba beginning July 1, 2022.
The ideal candidate has experience teaching at the university level. This is a two-year
appointment and the possibility of renewal contingent upon a successful review and the
continued needs of the university.
Brown University, located in Providence, Rhode Island, has a thriving department of Africana
Studies and a Program in Development Studies and wishes to expand its existing language
program in Yoruba. Through the study of the language, we seek to support work and scholarship.
exploring the impact, transformation, and resignification of Yoruba, as a diasporic language, in
the literature and cultures of various societies in the Americas. We expect the candidate to be
motivated to grow the program through excellence in teaching and through programming
initiatives relevant to undergraduates. The Center is especially interested in qualified
candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity
and excellence of the academic community. The new colleague will join the faculty in World
Languages and Cultures. The teaching load is 6 courses per academic year (2 semesters).
1. Ability to teach multiple levels of Yoruba; 2. Familiarity with and commitment to innovative
methods of language instruction; 3. Experience with online language teaching preferred; 4.
Minimum of Master’s degree or equivalent in language pedagogy, modern languages, applied.
Linguistics or related field required; 5. Native or near-native proficiency in English and Yoruba; 6.
Ability to teach a first-year undergraduate seminar in English on a topic of the
candidate’s discipline and research is especially welcome; 7. Fluency in another language is
Please apply through the interfolio using the following link where you’ll also find the application
Please use the Interfolio link above to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching
portfolio, if available, or a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi, and a statement
on your commitment to a culture of equity and inclusion, as well as two letters of reference.
Reviewing applications will start on January 24, 2022.
Any questions should be addressed to Jane Sokolosky, CLS Director, at
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