Temporary Language Consultant

at University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Job Description


Job Title:

Temporary Language Consultant



Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

+ Identifying words, phrases, and other aspects of Me’phaa language and culture that will be important for language documentation and pedagogical work (20%)

+ Creating audio and video recordings (60%)

+ Helping create digital language resources (10%)

+ Data organization (5%)

+ Participating in team meetings (5%)

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and is the Title IX coordinator for all KU and KUMC campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Work Schedule:

Part time, flexible, no more than 10 hours/week

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Contact Information to Applicants:

Philip Duncan


Required Qualifications:

1. Advanced (or above) proficiency in Me’phaa (speaking and listening), as demonstrated in application materials.

Employee Class:

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Advertised Salary Range:




Preferred Qualifications:

1. Speaking and listening expertise in the variety of Me’phaa used in Iliatenco, as demonstrated in application materials.

2. Familiarity with contemporary norms for writing Me’phaa, as demonstrated in application materials.

Position Overview:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Kansas seeks to hire a part-time Me’phaa language consultant. Hours are flexible, and remote work is possible. The language consultant position is a collaborative position working in conjunction with a member of the department (and possibly additional consultants) to create materials that support Me’phaa language documentation and teaching.



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

A complete application will include a cover letter and a resume. Apply online and submit a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications begins on Thursday March 7, 2024 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

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Job Posting: JC255964755

Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

Updated On: Mar 13, 2024

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