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ST LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY: Swahili Teaching Fellowship, 2-year appointment

Swahili Teaching Fellowship, 2-year appointment

St. Lawrence University, located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, invites applications for a 2-year, Pre-Doctoral Swahili Teaching Fellowship beginning August 16, 2021. 

This fellowship is designed for a native or near-native speaker of Swahili with advanced graduate training in Swahili studies or a related field as well as teaching experience, preferably at the university level. 

Candidates in the advanced stages of their PhD. are especially encouraged to apply. This appointment will enable the teaching fellow to enhance his/her teaching and research portfolios.


This fellowship includes:

  • Annual travel from home location to Canton, NY
  • A furnished apartment (utilities included)
  •  An annual stipend of USD 14,500 
  • Office space and a computer
  • An allowance for academic travel and conference/workshop participation related to the fellow's teaching and research interests.

The Swahili Teaching Fellow will teach four courses per year (two per semester) and have full access to a wide range of teaching and research materials at St. Lawrence.


Minimum qualifications

  1. Master's degree in Swahili studies ora related field
  2. Experience Teaching Kiswahili at the university level Preferred Qualifications
  3. Experience teaching Swahili as a second language preferred
  4. Experience teaching American students is desirable


Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the "special instructions to applicant" section. 

Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2021. Questions about the position may be sent to Lina Karingi at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private. independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. 

The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers to find a compass for their lives and careers and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit Of themselves, humanity and the planet. 

Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives communities, from the local to the global.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






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