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Modern Languages & Literatures

Speak languages. Will travel.

Visit a medieval city and chat with the locals. Learn about biodiversity in Cost Rica and about the origin of German fairy tales. Take a course on Japanese manga. Read the novels of a Nobel laureate in the original texts. Travel through francophone Africa through its literature. Listen to the broadcast of your favorite La Liga team. Make friends. Learn about your heritage. Prepare for your future.

At the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures we offer courses in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. We strive to help you develop the cultural competence and the bilingual skillset that will set you apart as a globally aware professional.

Develop your second, third or fourth language while learning about translation, language acquisition, language and business, the cinema, cultural studies, digital humanities, gender studies, bilingualism, and the social aspects of language use.

Resources such as our Kawasaki Reading Room, Language Resource Center, the Language Lab, and the Global Classroom enable our students to have experiences that expand their worldview. Wherever you want to be in the world, we will help you get there.

How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts & Sciences. With over 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of over 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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Assistant Professor of Spanish with expertise in Latin American literature (Tenure Track)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Latin American literature to begin August 2016. Applicants would hold a joint appointment with 0.60 FTE in DMLL and 0.40 in ETHS. Required qualifications include Ph.D. or equivalent in Latin American literature or related field, a record of achievement in scholarship, an active research agenda, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Candidates must possess native or near native fluency in Spanish and in English, and must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate classes in both languages.

Applicants’ research emphases, broadly conceived, might include, but are not limited to Mexican studies, Latino/a studies, immigration/border studies, gender studies, cultural studies, translation, digital humanities, or Afro-Hispanic studies. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research and pursuing external funding, as well as contributing to the teaching and engagement missions of both units.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Institute for Ethnic Studies have a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for the position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150169, and click on “Apply to this job.” In addition, please submit electronically a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a list of up to five relevant publications, and three letters of reference to Ms. Shannon Parry (sparry3@unl.edu), the search committee assistant. The files must either be in Microsoft Word or pdf formats.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.


Assistant Professor of Practice in Chinese

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a Professor of Practice position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. A Ph.D. in Chinese or related field is required; preference will be given to applicants who will have their degree in hand by August 2016. This is a non-tenure leading position, but comes with other faculty rights and benefits. Professors of Practice hold longer-term renewable contract appointments, with primary responsibility in instructional activities. Thus, candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching and near native fluency in Chinese and English.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in introductory and intermediate Chinese, and to develop and choose materials that contribute to a successful basic language program. The candidate must have experience with instructional technology and will be expected to develop third-year language classes, courses and activities focused on aspects of Chinese culture, a minor in Chinese, and study abroad opportunities.

To apply for this position, you are required to complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Form at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_150174. In addition, please submit electronically a letter of application, a transcript, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio to Shannon Parry (sparry3@unl.edu), the search committee assistant. The files must either be in Microsoft Word or pdf formats.

Review of applications will begin October 12, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.


Assistant Professor of Practice in Russian

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a Professor of Practice position in Russian at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. A Ph.D. in Russian or a related field is required; preference will be given to applicants who will have their degree in hand by August 2016. This is a non-tenure leading position, but comes with other faculty rights and benefits. Professors of Practice hold longer-term renewable contract appointments, with primary responsibility in instructional activities. Thus, candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching and near native fluency in Russian and English.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in introductory, intermediate and advanced levels of Russian, including Business Russian and courses on Russian literature and culture, and to develop and choose materials that contribute to a successful basic language program. The candidate must also have experience with instructional technology.

To apply for this position, you are required to complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Form at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition # F_150177. In addition, please submit electronically a letter of application, a transcript, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio to Shannon Parry (sparry3@unl.edu), the search committee assistant. The files must either be in Microsoft Word or pdf formats.

Review of applications will begin October 12, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Applications for all three positions should begin at http://employment.unl.edu.

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