Assistant Professor in Burmese Language – Revised
Posted On: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Deadline: Thursday, December 01, 2011
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Foreign Languages and Literature
Contact: Renee Kerwin | | 815-753-6441
Phone: 815-753-6441
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies anticipate making the following faculty appointment: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Burmese Language, with specialization in Literature, Linguistics and/or Culture to commence Fall 2012. The successful candidate will teach Burmese language acquisition courses at all levels and courses in his/her field; mentor students; liaise with NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Burma Studies; and participate in local, national, and international committees, among other duties.


As a research-extensive university, NIU requires evidence of a strong research program as well as excellence in teaching. Additional requirements include: native or near-native fluency in Burmese and English; and a Ph.D. in Burmese or a relevant field by the time of appointment.

A pre-employment criminal background investigation is required. The department and the university are committed to the principle of diversity and strongly encourage applications from members of protected classes.

Complete applications must be received by December 1, 2011. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and dossier including three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Katharina Barbe, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. AA/EEO Institution.
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115 USA

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