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U of Chicago seeking full-time Lecturer in Polish

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    Marina Duka

    The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for the position of a full-time Lecturer in Polish, for a one-year renewable term starting on 1 July 2018.

    The primary duty is instruction and support in Polish, including two levels (6 courses) of language study per year. This course load will be supplemented by additional teaching responsibilities, to be coordinated by the department, including up to 2 courses from the following categories: Humanities Core courses, non-language courses (literature, culture, film, history, linguistics, etc.), or language courses in either Russian or Czech.

    Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated expertise in current theory of second-language acquisition. Knowledge of one or more other Slavic languages, especially Russian or Czech, is desirable but not required.

    The position is open to candidates who will have completed an advanced degree in an appropriate discipline (MA, preferably PhD) by June 30, 2018, have native or ACTFL superior-level proficiency in Polish and English, and have teaching experience at the college level.

    To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, select requisition #03613, and upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement or portfolio (which addresses how your approach to teaching balances formal instruction and communicative interaction), teaching evaluations (if available), and the contact information for three references.

    Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Only completed applications can be considered.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.

    Questions about the position should be directed to William Nickell off-list at

    William Nickell
    Associate Professor of Russian Literature
    Chair of Slavic Languages & Literatures
    University of Chicago

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