Language Teaching Positions

When staffing needs arise for language courses, the department hires Academic Professional (P&A) course instructors with the title of Teaching Specialist or Lecturer. Minimum qualifications for these P&A positions include an MA degree or foreign equivalent or ABD in the language to be taught or a related field, teaching experience, and native or near-native fluency in the language of instruction. A strong background in foreign-language education or second-language acquisition is preferred. Requirements will vary slightly depending on the position to be filled. We maintain a pool of applicants on an ongoing basis. Positions in German may be announced through the AATG and WiG listservs; positions in Russian may be announced through AATSEEL and/or SEELANGS.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.