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Melikian Center: Resident Director

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    The Melikian Center for Russian Eurasian and East European Studies and its instructional unit, the Critical Languages Institute, are seeking a summer Resident Director for its 2019 summer intensive Russian language program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Resident Director will manage a cohort of appx. 40 undergraduate students from US universities studying intensive Elementary-Advanced Russian for 8 weeks.

    Essential Duties:

    • Conducts pre-departure orientations with students and study abroad partners
    • Conducts on site orientations
    • Manage daily student schedules
    • Observe classes
    • Maintain daily communications with students and local staff/instructors
    • Attend excursions and extra-curricular activities
    • Monitor student health & safety, attendance, provide conflict resolution
    • Submit weekly progress reports & final report
    • Serve as a liaison between students, host families and local staff
    • Other duties as assigned


    Evidence of advanced degree in either area studies or a field related to second language pedagogy and instruction and fluency in Russian. Experience in leading study abroad programs is a plus.


    Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a short-term non-benefits eligible position, dates are appx. mid-June-mid August with some preparation required in April-May. Must be able to work legally in the US.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest and current CV to

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