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Dept of Slavic Languages & LIteratures at UPItt hiring Dir. of Slovak Studies

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Slovak Studies Program, pending budgetary approval. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer; the initial appointment is for one year, followed by a three-year renewable term. Duties include:

    • Teaching  beginning, intermediate, and advanced Slovak language, as well as Slovak or Slovak-comparative literature and culture at the undergraduate level.
    • Non-teaching duties include oversight of Slovak cultural and outreach activities.
    • Scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations is encouraged, but is not a prerequisite for appointment or renewal.

    A PhD in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Slovak second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Slovak and English and teaching experience at the university level (preferably at an Anglophone institution). Proficiency in other Central European languages, literatures, and cultures is desirable, but not a prerequisite. All candidates must either have or confirm their commitment to obtain ACTFL OPI certification in Slovak.
    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of August 26, 2019. Candidates should submit, via, a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders). Please also provide a brief description of how your teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Questions may be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio, Administrative Officer (412-624-5221,

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by Mary Arnstein.
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