A Basque in Boise

Boise State University is looking for a Lecturer of Basque Studies, and today is the last day to apply!

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Lecturer of Basque Studies

Location: Boise, ID
Category: Faculty – Liberal Arts – Foreign Languages & Literatures
Posted: 01/20/2016
Application Due: 02/15/2016
Type: Full Time
Salary: $39,100 to $40,000 USD Per Year


Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of Lecturer of Basque Studies. This is a renewable, nine-month contract, consisting of 50% teaching (15 credits per year), 30% research/creative activity, and 20% service per year. This is a grant-funded position with the potential to be converted to a tenure-line position in the future. The position start date is August 15, 2016.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Teach classes on Basque Language and/or Culture;
  • Publish scholarly or creative work related to Basque Studies;
  • Provide service to constituencies such as the Department of World Languages, the Basque Studies Consortium, the Basque Community in Boise, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Boise State University.

At a minimum you should have:

  • Ph.D. in Basque Studies or a related field (ABD candidates will be considered);
  • Experience teaching Basque language and/or culture at the undergraduate level;
  • Native or near-native fluency in Basque and in English;
  • Ability to incorporate new technologies in the classroom;
  • Commitment to professional development;
  • Dedication to program building, including outreach to the local Basque Community;
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity.

Preferentially, you will have:

  • Excellent record of publication, with international visibility;
  • Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction methodologies;
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level;
  • Ability to teach Basque Culture classes in Spanish or Basque History classes in English

Application Instructions: Please submit a letter of application, CV, copies of transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information. Application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/33533

Review of documents will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by February 15, 2016.

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One thought on “Boise State University is looking for a Lecturer of Basque Studies, and today is the last day to apply!

  1. Garoa Lopezortega Murua


    My name is Garoa and I´m from Sopela, a town that’s close to Bilbao. I’m 23 years old and studied Law in the University of the Basque Country. I got the law degree in July, 2017. This next year I’m starting a masters that will lead me to be a Professional Training teacher. It’ll take me a year to finish it and I’ll do it online on the International University of Valencia.

    I want to get it touch with you to ask you some things. I’ve never done this before but I have some family in Argentina that asked me if I could go there to work as a euskera teacher. My mother language is euskera as well as the language i most use with family, friends.. So I thought it could be a great idea. But right now, I’m not really into going to Argentina. I’d prefer to go to the USA. That way I could improve my english level as well as I could have a different kind of experience abroad. I love to meet new cultures and people so..

    Whatever, I would like to ask you if you are interested in taking native basque speakers or if there is any work for people from Euskal Herria there in Boise or in other Euskal Etxeas in the USA.

    Regards and agur!

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