Job no: 231301-AS
Work type: Temporary
Department: INTL DIV/SASLI
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Instructional

Position Summary:

The Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI) is a special initiative of the Boren Awards for International Study offering awardees the opportunity for intensive language study of Turkish and for cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas language programs. Participants in TURFLI may start with no language proficiency through advanced proficiency in Turkish. The TURFLI program is administered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Although the main focus of the TURFLI program is for students to learn Turkish, TURFLI students will be travelling to Baku, Azerbaijan to continue their Turkish language study abroad. Therefore, the TURFLI students will need a basic knowledge of the Azeri alphabet, key words, and phrases they might encounter in the city and in their host families. Explanations to questions regarding Azeri should be explained, preferably, in Turkish. Explanations in English should be given as a last resort.

In addition to full-time language courses, students will have language partners, language conversation tables (summer), homestays (fall), and cultural excursions to help ensure that language goals are being met.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

No degree required, but preferred to have some working knowledge of pedagogy practices.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Ability to speak, read, and write Azeri fluidly without errors
Ability to work in a team-oriented manner to meet the overall goals of the program (language acquisition)
Friendly and open demeanor
Interest and ability to use Azeri in a variety of conversation topics
Ability to cover the basics of the Azeri language and create tutorial lessons to reflect the goals of the TURFLI program
Punctuality and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to speak in Turkish preferred

Additional Information:

Part-time position available during summer term 2021, without presumption of reappointment.

Position will run June 14, 2021-August 6, 2021, with a minimum of 2.5 hours per week (1hour with students, 1 hour of lesson preparation, 0.5 hr. weekly report). Potential for more hours is possible depending on student enrollment.

Schedule is flexible and will be coordinated with Pedagogy Coordinator and student schedules, though most hours would be offered in the afternoon.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 6.3% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 2 month appointment.


Minimum $35,360 SUMMER SESSION
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, CV/Resume, and a list of three professional references through the UW Madison jobs portal by the assured consideration date.


Kylie Holland
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Feb 9 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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