A Basque in Boise

Boise State University looking for a Basque Studies Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor – (180682)
Job Category: Faculty
Department: World Languages
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: Nov 5, 2018, 12:59:00 AM


Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Basque. This is a renewable, nine-month, tenure-line contract, with an initial heightened research workload consisting of 50% teaching (15 credits per year), 30% research/creative activity, and 20% service per year. The position start date is August 14, 2019.

You will have the opportunity to:

·         Teach classes on Basque Language and/or Culture and/or History;
·         Publish scholarly or creative work related to Basque Studies;
·         Provide service to constituencies such as the Department of World Languages, 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 and/or history at the undergraduate level;
·         Native or near-native fluency in Basque, Spanish, and 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:

·         Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction methodologies;
·         Ability to teach Basque Culture classes in Spanish and Basque History classes in English

To apply, click here.


Salary and benefits:  $53,000 per year, plus an excellent benefits package, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits.

Application Instructions: Please submit your application by clicking the “Apply Online” button on this webpage. Please make sure to attach a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information.

Application deadline: November 4, 2018 at midnight MST.

About the University:  http://www.boisestate.edu

About the City of Boise:  http://www.boisechamber.org

About the Department:  https://worldlang.boisestate.edu

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Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference. Please go to http://hrs.boisestate.edu/resources/eeoaa for more information.


Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits.

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