The University of Montana invites applications for Arabic (Levantine) Language and Culture Instructor with the Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP). This position will assist in the development of curriculum and instruct military and United States government agency personnel in intensive language and culture courses delivered over video-teleconferencing (VTC) and in-resident venues. The duration of each course ranges from one day to one year, while classes are in session 5-6 hours of teaching per day is common per instructor, while 2-3 hours per day are used for lesson preparation, classroom management, administration and supplementary curriculum development. When courses are not in session course materials are developed by the language instructors for publishing and for in-class use. The language instructor is responsible for 5-6 hours of in class teaching daily and providing assistance to the Lead Instructor in the design of course curriculum and syllabus.
The Arabic (Levantine) Language and Culture Instructor must be fluent in the target language and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English. The instructor is required to take an Oral Proficiency Interview and score superior in the target language and advanced in English prior to selection.
The Arabic (Levantine) Language and Culture Instructor must have a high level of knowledge in current teaching methodologies and be comfortable with teaching through technology using Video-Teleconferencing (VTCs), Smartboards, and iPads. Instructors must also be able to work productively in a group (team teaching, active coordination, extensive collaboration), and also work effectively in an independent mode. The instructor must be able to create and follow syllabi without oversight.
Due to instruction being conducted at multiple training sites, some travel may be required for instructors.
The position may be located at Fort Bragg NC, Missoula, Montana, or other location dependent upon mission requirements or at the request of our customers or as determined by the Director of the DCLCP.
- Master’s Degree (language and/or literature), linguistics (applied linguistics is preferred), History, Anthropology, or any related field
- Must have experience in curriculum development for Arabic (Levantine) language materials
- While employed, instructors must develop curriculum based on the needs of the program and as required by the DoD
- Must have experience in instructing Arabic (Levantine) language and culture.
- Individual must be able to pass a Criminal Background Investigation enabling successful clearance application/approval.
- Must have knowledge of current teaching methodologies and practices in the classroom and experience utilizing advanced classroom technologies or ability to learn.
- Must be able to work productively within a team and independently.
- Ph.D. in relevant field
- Experience in intensive language instruction, particularly in a military or government setting.
The Defense Critical Language/Culture Program (DCLCP) at the Mansfield Center develops and presents comprehensive language and regional studies/cultural awareness courses, courseware, and supporting materials designed to prepare DOD and USG employees for overseas deployment. These courses and materials will be specifically designed to meet DoD requirements, and may include, but not be limited to, languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Dari, Persian, Indonesian, French, Russian, Pashto, and Korean. Additionally, these courses and materials will include a substantial regional and cultural studies component. DCLCP will also develop synchronous online learning modules and Apple Apps for language and culture instruction in coordination with Department of Defense (DoD) entities.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University policy; finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
Application review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Start date expected in June 2020.
A complete application Includes:
- Letter of Interest– addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
- Detailed Resume– listing education and describing work experience.
- Professional References– names and contact information for three (3) professional references.