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Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Denver

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    Mary Arnstein

    The University of Denver seeks to hire a full-time, appointed Russian teaching assistant professor, non-tenure track, with full benefits to teach primarily first-year Russian language sequences, as well as the possibility to contribute at the intermediate and advanced Russian courses and/or courses in English toward the undergraduate common curriculum. The appointment will take effect 1 September 2021 and is renewable with the possibility of promotion. Course load is eight (8) courses per year in a quarter calendar. Other responsibilities include: collaborating on co-curricular cultural programming, coordinating undergraduate placement and proficiency exams, working closely with colleagues within the Center for World Languages and Cultures, in the Russian program, and across University programs and departments. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching and service. Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Please, include the following documents with your application: 1) Cover letter including a statement of how the applicant can contribute to values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusivity (; 2) C.V.; 3) One-page statement on teaching philosophy; 4) Syllabi; 5) Sample lesson plan for elementary and/or intermediate language courses, proposed or actual; 6) Names and contact information of three references that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested at the interview stage. For best consideration, please, submit your application materials by January 30, 2021.

    For more details on the expected qualifications and the position, please, visit the full posting:  Housed in the Center for World Languages and Cultures, the first-year language program offers study in ten languages and aids the student to experience the world through the lens of an acquired language and understand cultures from a position different to their primary language and cultural identification. The first-year Russian program provides students with an introduction to Russian language and culture and prepares students to study further through the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Here students gain a deep knowledge of Russian culture, history, art, literature, and politics. The program offers both a major and a minor and supports dual-degree seekers who want to pair their knowledge of Russian with majors like international studies, international business, and intercultural communications. DU houses one of the most extensive university collections of Russian literature, and students expand their knowledge of Russian further through DUs Russian Club and Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society.

    The Center for World Languages & Cultures is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations. The University of Denver is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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