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Dept of German & Russian Studies at The College of Wooster hiring Visiting Prof

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Department of German and Russian Studies at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year benefits-eligible visiting position in Russian Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2020. We are looking for a broadly trained generalist who will contribute language and culture courses to our curriculum.

    We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.

    The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses and advise research projects in diverse areas of Russian Studies. Throughout the year, they will teach the equivalent of 4.5 courses, including introductory and intermediate courses in the Russian Language; a survey course in Russian film or literature, taught in English; and credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program. Area of specialization is open.

    Successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in weekly Russian events outside the classroom. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. Experience in and passion for proficiency-oriented language teaching highly desirable.

    Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (a statement of teaching philosophy, two syllabi for culture courses taught in English, and student evaluations, if applicable) and research (such as research statement or writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. Applications received at by January 15, 2020, will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Natalie McCoy, Administrative Coordinator, Department of German and Russian, at Questions about the position should be directed to Tatiana Filimonova, Chair of Search Committee, at

    The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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