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Portland State University hiring adjunct instructor of Russian

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Russian Program in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University (Portland OR) is looking for a part-time adjunct instructor of Russian for the 2020-2021, with an anticipated load of 5 courses over three academic quarters. The highlights of the job announcement are included below, and the full description and links for applying are available at:
    Applicants should submit all required materials by May 27, 2020 to be assured of consideration.  – – – – – – – –
    Position Summary
    The Russian program in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University serves undergraduate students at all levels, both lower division (1st & 2nd year) and upper division (3rd & 4th year). We invite applicants to join our part-time adjunct instructor pool to teach first- and/or second-year Russian language courses during the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach first- and/or second-year Russian depending on the needs of the department and enrollment demands.
    • Work from an established curriculum for first- and second-year Russian.
    • Post and keep office hours to be available to students outside of class. Teaching faculty members are required to schedule a minimum of 2 hours of office hours per week during the term(s) that they teach, and be available to their students by appointment.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Master’s Degree or equivalent in a related field
    • Two years teaching Russian at the college level
    • Native or near-native fluency in Russian and in English

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching Russian at the first- and/or second-year levels.
    • Familiarity with technology and pedagogy for both face-to-face and remote instruction.

    Key Cultural Competencies
    • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
    • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
    • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
    • Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

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