The Department of Russian Studies seeks applications for a 3-year 100% full-time limited-term appointment (2020–2023) at the Instructor level in Russian language, literature and culture, effective July 1, 2020. The Instructor will teach language courses at various levels, courses in Russian literature (ability to teach the 19th century period is a plus), as well as an introductory Russian culture course and/or a course matching the successful candidate’s expertise. The workload is equivalent to four full-credit (eight half-credit) classes during the academic year. Russian Studies at Dalhousie is a small but vital department, part of an active community of faculty and students that relies on faculty engagement and participation in departmental extracurricular and cultural events. The successful candidate will be expected to make active and regular contributions in this area. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Russian literature or linguistics. Native or native-equivalent command of Russian and English, as well as expertise in teaching the Russian language at an undergraduate level, are required. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and administrative skills.
Applications will be accepted until 20 February 2020 and must include the following:
A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee Chair
A statement of teaching philosophy
A teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness
The names and contact information of 3 referees
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