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Lector/Senior Lector I, Native American Languages-Yale University

Position Title:  Lector/Senior Lector I, Native American Languages

Location:  New Haven, CT

Position Type:  Faculty


Position Description

The Linguistics Department at Yale University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position teaching a language Indigenous to the Americas at the rank of Lector or Senior Lector I. The initial three-year appointment will start July 1, 2023, and is renewable.

Full-time lectors at Yale are responsible for the equivalent of 6 courses on campus per academic year, often realized through teaching 5 term courses and providing 1 course equivalent of administrative, pedagogical, or other service in support of the academic priorities of the University. Yale language classes meet 5 days per week. We are looking for a candidate who is able to offer a sequence of classes from introductory to advanced level, which would fulfill the language requirement in Yale College.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. If the initial appointment is at the rank of Lector, a promotion review for Senior Lector I must take place in the fifth year or earlier. Senior lectors at Yale are expected to participate in teaching-related professional activities (e.g., workshops, seminars, training activities, conferences) and have no limits on reappointment, provided there is successful performance and ongoing curricular need.

Lectors are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage, and they are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.


Applicants will have at least a BA in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Indigenous Studies, or a related field. Applicants should have fluency or near fluency in the language of instruction; teaching experience, ideally at the College level; and training in second language methodology/pedagogy. Candidates whose work includes linguistics or language reclamation are particularly encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from Native American, Alaska Native, First Nations, and Native Hawaiian applicants.

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Application Instructions

Applicants should submit an application via The application should include

1. 1. a letter of application,

2. 2. a current CV,

3. 3. a statement laying out the applicant's teaching philosophy and experience,

4. 4. evidence regarding teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations or supervisor reviews),

5. 5. a sample syllabus (or other relevant teaching materials),

6. 6. three letters of recommendation.


Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this position, please email Claire Bowern (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.