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Open Position: Lead Russian Instructor, Project GO Narva, Part-Time, Spring-Summer 2022

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    Mary Arnstein

    Lead Russian Instructor, Project GO Narva, Part-Time, Spring-Summer 2022 Administration-Russian & East European Studies – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (21008031) The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the position of Lead Russian Instructor for the 2022 Project GO study abroad program in Narva, Estonia. Appointed for the Spring-Summer Term 2022, the Lead Instructor will be chiefly responsible for teaching the ROTC 4th-year Russian course, while providing oversight and coordinating the Russian language curriculum with the 2nd and 3rd-year Russian instructors for the Narva program, from design to implementation. Other responsibilities will include: serving on scholarship selection committees, participation in all pre-departure orientation sessions; collaboration with Narva College on the design and implementation of cultural programs; coordinating classes with the content to be covered during lectures and excursions; preparing 4th-year Russian students for all program-related excursions and lectures; conversing with students in the target language at all times; and assistance with the administration of required language proficiency exams.

    Qualifications: A Master’s Degree and 2-3 years of experience in teaching advanced Russian language at the college level required; Ph.D. in Russian language and culture preferred. Previous experience with OPI testing and designing cultural programs is also preferred. The Lead Russian Instructor for the Project GO Narva program works on international teams with staff from the University of Pittsburgh and Narva College, while also interacting with key stakeholders in the United States and Estonia (students, faculty, administrators, and community members). Candidates should demonstrate outstanding organization and communication skills; the ability to make independent decisions and recommendations; the ability to work independently and to maintain a proactive and collegial attitude while working as part of a team; and the ability to keep a positive and diplomatic composure when interacting with various faculty, students, staff and other stakeholders. Salary: $13,000, negotiable based on level of experience The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets Assignment Category: Part-time regular Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae Please submit applications by December 2, 2021 via

    Contact: Zsuzsánna Magdó, Ph.D. Associate Director Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies University of Pittsburgh<>

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