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Blanket search for LCTL instructors

Part-Time Lecturer or Teaching Specialist Positions
The College of Liberal Arts, Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch

The Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch maintains a pool of lecturers and teaching specialists to teach lower-division language skills courses in the less-commonly-taught languages offered in the Department (Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish), that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate teaching assistants. Openings of this kind occur for teaching evening, Summer Session, and day courses.

Duties include teaching undergraduate or graduate students in assigned course(s); holding office hours to assist and advise students; and participating in relevant departmental training and meetings. These positions are contingent upon student enrollment, performance, and availability of funding. Appointments can be for the academic year (8/27/12 to 5/26/13), semester-by-semester (fall 8/27/12 to 01/09/13, or spring 1/10/13 to 5/26/13) or for summer term. These positions are temporary and are usually part-time. Salaries for 2012-13 will be approximately $6,000 per five-credit course.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. degree or foreign equivalent or ABD in the language of instruction, Foreign Language Education, or a related field. One year of teaching experience. Native or near native fluency in the language of instruction, as appropriate for the position. Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching and program development.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of post-secondary teaching experience in the relevant language. Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent in the language of instruction, Foreign Language Education, or a related field. A strong background (e.g., coursework, publications) in foreign language education, second language acquisition, or technology-enhanced teaching is preferred. Positive evaluations from students, peers and/or supervisors.

Applicants with an M.A. will be appointed as Teaching Specialists. Those with a Ph.D. will be appointed at the Lecturer level.

Application Instructions
Please apply online via the Employment System at

Persons interested and who meet the required qualifications listed above should follow the application instructions to attach a letter of application (which includes how many sections per semester they are available to teach, maximum and minimum), a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. Student evaluations or other documentation of teaching quality may also be submitted if available.

Please submit Letters of intent and curriculum vitae. Other applicant materials can be uploaded as well or may be mailed directly to: Search Committee; German, Scandinavian and Dutch; University of Minnesota; 320 Folwell Hall; 9 Pleasant St. SE; Minneapolis, MN 55455-0124 or to pauli001@umn.edu

Courses may become available throughout the year, so applications will be accepted until April 15, 2013. Applications received by June 8, 2012 will be given priority for Fall Semester 2012, and those received by October 15, 2012 will be given priority for Spring Semester 2013.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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