University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 230672

Position Summary:
The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week intensive language institute that offers courses in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek languages annually from mid-June through mid-August. Courses in Azerbaijani or Kyrgyz may be added in summer 2021 if there is sufficient student interest. The 2021 CESSI program will be held from June 14 through August 6 and will be preceded by a staff orientation week from June 7-11, 2021.
Language instructors will be responsible for participating in the CESSI staff orientation week activities as well as instructor meetings throughout the eight-week program. Under the supervision of the director of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), instructors will prepare appropriate materials and deliver instruction in their assigned classes, hold office hours, and participate in teacher meetings.
More information about CESSI can be found on the CESSI website:
This appointment is for summer 2021 only. There is no presumption of reappointment.

Principal duties:
Under the supervision of the director of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), and in coordination with designated CESSI staff members, perform the following duties:

Teach one of the following Central Eurasian languages at the elementary, intermediate, or advanced level in an eight-week intensive summer format: Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uyghur, or Uzbek. Classes are four hours a day, five days a week.

Prepare syllabus, lesson plans, and teaching materials; prepare, administer, and grade classroom and homework assignments and exams; and hold office hours.

Prepare teaching materials for assigned language and course-level for future use at CESSI.

Participate in all sessions of pedagogy workshops organized by CESSI and WISLI, in addition to the assigned teaching and preparation of teaching materials.

Attend CESSI lecture series and participate in cultural events.

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