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University of Arizona: Lecturer in Russian and Slavic Studies

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    Lecturer in Russian and Slavic Studies

    The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a one academic year Lecturer position to begin at the fall academic contract in August 2019. In addition to instruction of Russian language at the beginning and intermediate level, the position requires teaching general education courses on Russian and East European literature and culture. The Lecturer will teach three courses per semester (based on program needs) and this position is benefits eligible.

    We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to teaching in both the language classroom and in undergraduate literature and culture courses. Experience in teaching hybrid and/or online courses is highly desired. While the area of specialization is open, we encourage applicants to apply with expertise in one (or more) of the following fields: folklore studies, gender studies, cinema, and/or contemporary Russian culture. The Lecturer will be expected to collaborate with the RSSS faculty on recruitment and outreach events.

    Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Russian Literature or Slavic Studies; advanced doctoral students who are ABD status will be considered. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required as is a record of proven excellence in teaching Russian language.

    Application Instructions:
    Please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of recommendation by March 29, 2019 to the University of Arizona’s UACareers site:

    Please note: Upon submitting your application, your reference letters will be collected by UACareers. For your convenience, UACareers will send an automated email to your references. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. These letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly via the website by your reference provider. is not compatible with any “dossier aggregate” system (e.g., Interfolio, Intellimedia).

    Inquiries can be directed to Frank Whitehead

    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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