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One year (renewable) full time lecturer position in Russian at UNCG

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    Mary Arnstein

    UNC Greensboro
    Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Full-time Lecturer – Russian

    The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Greensboro invites applications from academic professionals with established records of dynamic undergraduate teaching for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Russian, effective August 2021. Applicants are required to possess native or near-native fluency in Russian. The nominal teaching load for this non-tenure-track appointment is 4-4. This is a one year contract appointment with the possibility for renewal. We do not have funding for relocation expenses.

    We are seeking an imaginative scholar who would complement the current curricular offerings, teach courses on the undergraduate level in Russian language, literature, and culture, and shape the extracurricular offerings of the program. The Russian lecturer provides quality learning opportunities for Russian language study from beginning to advanced students as well as literature and culture courses for students pursuing the major in International and Global Studies/Russian Studies and/or the Russian language minor.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Develop learning strategies that will promote successful teaching and learning in a learning-centered environment.
    • Provide a high-quality and effective learning and teaching environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the University.
    • Develop and facilitate programmatic initiatives that focus on recruitment and co-curricular opportunities for Russian language community.
    • Present instruction based on the student learning outcomes and performance levels of the course, the Russian Program, and the department.
    • Use course text, outlines, syllabi and other curriculum materials in accordance with Departmental and University guidelines.

    Required Qualifications:
    •PhD in Russian language, literature, linguistics, and/or culture preferred • Near-native Russian language proficiency.
    • College teaching experience.
    • Must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.
    • Must demonstrate a commitment to working cooperatively within the Russian faculty and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
    • Experience working with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
    • Ability to plan, organize and implement quality university-level instruction and co-curricular initiatives.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and individual initiative in a manner consistent with the goals and priorities of the Russian Program and the Department.

    Applicants should submit all materials electronically including a letter of application, CV and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Send all materials to the following email address with “Russian Position” in the subject field to the attention of Dr. Kathleen Macfie at ’’.

    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability or age. Moreover, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels. EEO/AA Review of applicants will begin immediately.

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