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Virginia Tech hiring instructor of Russian

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time instructor of Russian position to begin August 10, 2020. The initial appointment will be for 3 years. 4/4 teaching load. Priority will be given to applicants able to teach Kazakh language and culture.

    Requirements include: 1) MA or equivalent by time of appointment in Russian language, literature, culture, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or related field; 2) evidence of successful teaching of Russian at a US university; 3) commitment to proficiency-based and communicative approaches to teaching language. 4) Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check. Occasional travel to national conferences may be required.

    Preferred qualifications: ability to teach Kazakh language and culture; experience teaching intensive language courses; experience in second language proficiency testing and assessment (such as ACTFL training/certification); ability to teach all levels of Russian language;  experience in study abroad; willingness to participate in co-curricular activities.

    Applications are to be submitted on-line at to job number 513379 and must include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of successful teaching (such as sample syllabi and/or student and peer teaching evaluations); and a list of two references including email addresses. Review of applications will begin May 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

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