15.3377, Jobs: Amerindian Lang: Coordinator, Western Carolina U

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Subject: 15.3377, Jobs: Amerindian Lang: Coordinator, Western Carolina U

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Date: 02-Dec-2004
From: Carrie McLachlan < mclachlan at email.wcu.edu >
Subject: Native American Language Revitalization: Coordinator for Cherokee Language Revitalization, Western Carolina University, NC, USA



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Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 22:54:31
From: Carrie McLachlan < mclachlan at email.wcu.edu >
Subject: Native American Language Revitalization: Coordinator for Cherokee Language Revitalization, Western Carolina University, NC, USA


University or Organization: Western Carolina University
Department: Cherokee Studies
Job Rank: Coordinator for Cherokee Language Revitalization
Specialty Areas: Native American Language Revitalization


Description:

Cherokee Studies seeks a linguist to co-ordinate Cherokee language
revitalization efforts at Western Carolina University in ways that will best
meet the needs of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).  Ph.D. in
Linguistics or Anthropological linguistics preferred with an interest and
expertise in Native American language revitalization.

Duties include working with several entities including Cherokee Studies and
Modern Foreign Languages at Western Carolina University, Tsalagi  Aniwoni of the
EBCI, and partnering with other institutions such as the Museum of the Cherokee
Indian, the Cherokee Nation, and Northeastern State University; providing
linguistic expertise to assist Cherokee language speakers to develop effective
Cherokee language instruction methods and course materials; and providing
assistance to native speakers in course development and teaching of Cherokee
language courses at Western Carolina University.

Desire someone with good communication, interpersonal skills, and sensitivity to
the needs of Native American communities, knowledge of language immersion
techniques, and the capability of writing grants to fund future language
revitalization efforts.  The position is grant funded.

Starting date: January 2005 or as soon as possible.  Applicants should send a
letter of interest, vita, official transcripts, 3 references, and contact
information to the address below.  Review of applications will begin as soon as
received and continue until position is filled.


Address for Applications:

        Dr. Tom Hatley
        Cherokee Studies, McKee 105B
        Western Carolina University
        Cullowhee, NC 28723
        United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

        Carrie McLachlan
        Email: mclachlan at email.wcu.edu
        Phone: 828-227-2303
        Fax: 828-227-7061
        Website: http://www.wcu.edu/cherokeestudies

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