National African Language Resource Center

1. Assistant Director - National Council of Less Commonly Taught Langauges (NCOLCTL)

Works with the Director of NCOLCTL in the development and implementation of a strategic plan to carry out NCOLCTL’s mission, goals and objectives. Recruits both institutional and individual members for the organization. Responsible for the effective organization of NCOLCTL conferences and workshops. Works with the director to develop partnerships nationally and internationally with academics, government, and other non-profit organizations that would enable NCOLCTL to offer programming of interest to these entities. Develops new projects with various constituencies such as ALTA, SCOLA, ACTFL, LRCs, and other language organizations. Identifies grants and writes proposals. Coordinates the publication of all the journals and bulletins under the jurisdiction of NCOLCTL. Responsible for the effective operation of the day to day activities at the NCOLCTL Secretariat and oversees student assistants. Responsible for preparing the bookkeeping report for the NCOLCTL accountant in preparation for annual IRS financial report. Serves as liaison between the NCOLCTL Secretariat and the membership. Works to support NCOLCTL member organizations such as ALTA, SALTA, COTSEAL, etc when and where necessary. ...Read more...


2. Assistant Professor - Somali Language and Culture

The Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) at The Ohio State University invites applications for tenure-track Assistant professor to teach courses in Somali language and culture beginning in fall 2012. Native or near native command of Somali is expected since the candidate will teach beginning, intermediate, advanced, and conversation courses in the language. The candidate’s area of specialization could include the following: Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, Sociolinguistics, or related disciplines. Particular attention will be given to candidates who can teach both Somali and Swahili. Successful candidates will be expected to teach four courses per year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and develop new interdisciplinary and advanced courses in language, society, and culture. In addition, the candidate will also be expected to direct a study abroad program to East Africa. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application. ...Read more...

3. Assistant Professor of International Studies

The Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in International Studies beginning in September 2012.
Required: a Ph.D. in International Political Economy or related field (ABD with firm dissertation defense date and Ph.D. by time of employment may be considered); a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach and interest in one or more of the following areas: international political economy, economic and social development, economics of gender, human rights, migration, human security, and international humanitarian law. A focus on Africa, with field experience, is strongly preferred. Responsibilities include teaching, successful pursuit of a scholarly agenda, and departmental and college service. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, syllabi samples, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. ...Read more...


4. Summer 2012 Teaching Opportunity at University of Florida

The 2012 African Languages Initiative Program [AFLI] hosted by University of Florida seeks qualified language instructors. We anticipate offering the following languages: Swahili, Yoruba and Zulu at beginning and intermediate; Akan/Twi and Wolof at beginning or intermediate level. Potential instructors should submit their application materials no later than 15 March 2012.
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5. Igbo Language Interpreter/Translator

The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is a one-of-a kind organization that offers citizens with language skills the chance to help communities and the government during times of crises, emergencies and non-emergencies; domestic or abroad. To read more about our organization, you may visit our website at
The NLSC has received a government request for a native speaker of Ibo (Igbo) with an active clearance to provide translation/interpretation services. This language assignment will take place in Europe and will last approximately two weeks.
This opportunity would require you to become a member of the NLSC. There is no membership fee to join the organization and all members of the NLSC are volunteers but are paid a stipend for any hours worked. This is not a full-time position, but rather an assignment that requires an individual who meets the required qualifications. Below please find the requirements to become a member of the NLSC. We are looking for translators/interpreters who have immediate availability and can complete the NLSC membership application process quickly. Further details will be provided upon your selection as a potential candidate. ...Read more...


6. SWAHILI Lecturer Search Announcement University of Georgia

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Lecturer Position specializing in Swahili Language and Culture.
A lectureship is a long-term appointment, though as with all such positions at the University it must be evaluated for reappointment on a yearly basis.  Lectureship lines are supported through permanent salary funds made available to the Department by the College. Promotion to Senior Lecturer is possible after six (6) years of full time service.
Candidates must have a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and language pedagogy research. Special consideration will be given to candidates who share language research interests with members of the African Languages field in areas such as Linguistics and African Literature.

The successful candidate will begin appointment in the fall of 2012, teaching 8 classes per year. Summer school teaching may also be available.