Lecturer - Portuguese

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Portuguese with a projected appointment date of January 1, 2023. The successful candidate will teach 3 undergraduate courses per semester in the Portuguese Language Program. Appointment is for a three-year period, with an initial probationary period of one year, and is renewable. This position bears the University benefits standard for full-time employees.   


Candidates should have the following qualifications: 

  • Graduate Certificate in foreign languages teaching required, M.A. or equivalent credential required, PhD desirable by time of appointment with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy (Portuguese). 
  • Near-native or native-like fluency in both Portuguese and English. 
  • Familiarity with CELPE-Bras and ACTFL language assessment 
  • At least two years of experience teaching college-level Portuguese. Desirable, but not required, is experience in developing and teaching undergraduate courses on linguistic diversity in the Lusophone world; Portuguese language for specific purposes; and writing/speaking at the advanced level. Candidates with a research profile who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions 

Requirements: Please submit via Interfolio a cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and sample teaching evaluations from 3 different courses.

Materials should be addressed to the attention of Dr. Flavia Azeredo-Cerqueira, Director of the Portuguese Language Program, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. 

Applications are due November 28, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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