Lecturer in Turkish Language
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Turkish Language Lecturer

Job #JPF07645

Application Window

Open July 6th, 2022 through Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA seeks applications for the position of a Lecturer in Turkish language.

The candidate must have an M.A. in Turkish or Turkic Studies, Near Eastern Languages (with a specialty in Turkish language and literature), or applied linguistics; a Ph.D. is preferred. The candidate should also have native or near-native proficiency in Turkish, including familiarity with Ottoman Turkish. Extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in college-level Turkish language teaching at all levels to diverse groups of students are required. Candidates with specialized training in second language acquisition and pedagogy and familiarity with communicative methods of language instruction, including online language teaching, are especially encouraged to apply.

The position will be expected to teach a total of six courses over the 2022–2023 academic year. The courses encompass elementary and intermediate, as well as third year advanced Turkish.

Appointment details:

October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
75% time appointment

  • Fall 2022: TURK 101A Elementary Turkish and TURK 102A Advanced Turkish
  • Winter 2023: TURK 101B Elementary Turkish and TURK 102B Advanced Turkish
  • Spring 2023: TURK 101C Elementary Turkish and TURK 102C Advanced Turkish

Responsibilities will include coordination of Turkish language instruction, active participation in curricular development, and supervision of teaching assistants.

Applicants should apply online via UCLA Academic Recruit. This position requires the submission of the following material:

  1. Cover letter, which must include: a description of teaching experience and pedagogy, and a link to a 20-minute teaching recording;
  2. Curriculum Vitae and list of publications (if applicable);
  3. Two sample syllabi;
  4. Contact information for a minimum of three referees who may be contacted for a letter of recommendation at a later stage.

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The candidate must have an M.A. in Turkish or Turkic Studies, Near Eastern Languages (with a specialty in Turkish language and literature), or applied linguistics.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. with a list of publications (if applicable)
  • Cover Letter - must include: a description of teaching experience and pedagogy, and a link to a 20-minute teaching recording
  • Syllabi - Two Sample Syllabi
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will be contacted upon request from Search Committee.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07645

Help contact: lenneian@humnet.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


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