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Lecturer in Quechua Language and Andean Culture

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Latin American Studies Center (LASC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Quechua Language and Andean Culture.  The position is part of LASC’s undergraduate certificate program in Latin American and Latinx Studies. Besides teaching the Quechua courses at beginning and intermediate levels, the successful candidate will participate actively in the academic life of LASC, coordinate outreach activities to build the new Quechua Program, develop online curriculum, and be a consultant for graduate students in the Department of Linguistics. Applicants must hold at least an MA degree and a demonstrated record of teaching is required. The anticipated start date is January 4th, 2021.

LASC is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic setting, and welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds whose work and experience will contribute that effort. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Latin American Studies Center provides an institutional space for research and teaching in Latin America and Latinx Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. LASC brings together cross-disciplinary research and education through our research clusters, community events, new curriculum and outreach collaborations, strengthening links with Latin America and with communities of Latin American origin in the United States.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Teach Quechua courses at beginning and intermediate levels, develop online courses, consultation for the Linguistics Graduate Program, organize outreach activities.

What You Should Know

LASC is building a Quechua Program. The person hired will be involved in the Program building process and help coordinate activities of student recruitment and promotion of classes. The university will not sponsor applicants for work visas and applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

This is a 25% part time appointment and is not benefit eligible. 

What We Can Offer

Each course is paid at $5,000; $2,000 consultation with the Linguistics Department. Additional compensation for online course development (Quechua 1010 and 1020). Spring 2020= 1 course, consultation, online course development. AY 2021-2022=4 courses (pending sufficient enrollment). 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Masters of Arts Degree. 

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Ability to teach Quechua and Andean Culture at the beginning and intermediate levels.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Syllabus for beginning or intermediate level of Quechua
  4. Proof of Excellence in Teaching (Teaching/Course Evaluations)
  5. Statement of Teaching/Vision
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for two references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

The search committee will start reviewing applications on November 6th 2020, and will continue until position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Leila Gomez

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