The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University invites applications for a part-time (50%), academic year, fixed term academic specialist- outreach with the title of Anishinaabe Community Outreach Liaison. The position is part of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Partnership that is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and housed in the Center. It starts August 16, 2019 and is renewable.
Throughout the course of the LCTL Partnership Project, the ACO Liaison will work closely with the LCTL Partnership Indigenous Project Coordinator, the Indigenous Language Liaison, Indigenous Language Specialists and MSU LCTL grant personnel. The selected candidate will work closely with communities and follow community-based participatory models to:
lead community-based outreach efforts in reservation based and urban Anishinaabe communities.
facilitate communication with the Indigenous communities
establish long-term relationships with the Anishinaabe communities, tribal colleges and American Indian community programs and organizations
work with community educators and language speakers to identify and support community language and culturally-based education programs, efforts and needs
plan community-building events on both MSU’s campus and on LCTL Partnership sister campuses
support initiatives and programs to create linguistic and cultural communities on participating LCTL Partnership university campuses
support projects and programs dedicated to success of Indigenous students at LCTL Partner universities
BA in any field.
Ideally, they will have established contacts with tribal communities throughout Michigan.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit:
a cover letter
current curriculum vitae
a statement of teaching / research philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications
a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom, workplace, or community work, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive and participatory excellence.
email addresses of 3 potential references
Review of applications will begin July 26, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/.
For more information, contact Gordon Henry, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, email@example.com.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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