Algoma University, in partnership with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language), in the Department of Modern Languages at the Sault Ste. Marie campus, beginning July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will hold post-secondary credentials appropriate to the position (minimum Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred), and will be completely fluent in Anishinaabemowin. S/he will have mastery of the written language with the double vowel system and a thorough understanding of the structure of the language. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and commitment to language teaching, a deep knowledge of Anishinaabe culture, and demonstrated ability to develop a research program and to secure external research funding. Strong candidates will have teaching and research expertise in two or more of: immersion models for language teaching; culture-based education; resource collection and development for language and culture retention; pan-dialectal awareness and expertise with various writing systems. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic degrees held.
Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a CV, a research plan (up to two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of student evaluations), and reprints of up to three significant publications to Dr. Donna M. Rogers, Academic Dean via firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Complete applications received by April 26, 2019 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.