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    Mary Arnstein

    Lectureship and Basic Language Program Coordinator — University of Illinois at Chicago

    The Department of Polish, Russian & Lithuanian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer and Coordinator of the Basic Language Program in Polish and Russian. 9-month appointment, renewable on an annual basis. Start date August 16, 2021. The position will teach two language courses per semester, in either Polish or Russian language, at the intermediate or advanced level. As BLP Coordinator, the Visiting Lecturer will work with, evaluate and modify the department’s existing, fully-developed curriculum of blended-format courses in Polish and Russian language at the beginning and intermediate levels. Responsibilities include orientation and supervision of graduate teaching assistants; student placement decisions; liaison with the Department Head and with BLP coordinators in the School of Literature, Cultural Studies and Linguistics; course scheduling; and coordination of the Polish and Russian language and film clubs.

    Candidates should have a strong teaching record, a degree of MA or PhD, and research interests in Second Language Acquisition or a related field.

    Knowledge of both Polish and Russian languages is preferred; but candidates with fluency and teaching experience in one of the two languages will be considered.

    The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For fullest consideration, candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and two letters of recommendation by March 8, 2021.

    Applications should be addressed to: Prof. Michal Markowski, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Polish, Russian & Lithuanian Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607, and should be submitted by email to:

    Karen C. Underhill
    Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Dept. of Polish, Russian and Lithuanian Studies University of Illinois at Chicago
    601 South Morgan Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60607-7117

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