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Director of the Russian Language Program

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Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three references to the Slavic Search Committee. Please upload the teaching portfolio as one document in the Other document link. Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; we only need the contact information for the recommenders. Questions should be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio at losagio@pitt.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Department 12208-Slavic Languages & Literatures
Working Title Director of the Russian Language Program
Position Title Faculty.Lecturer
Job Type Faculty
Position Number 0080219
Posting Summary

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Russian Language Program. This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer, with a three-year renewable term, pending budgetary approval. Duties include:
-Overseeing and assessing the integrity, coherence, and effectiveness of the department’s Russian language sequence.
-Mentoring (including orientation and training) and evaluation of instructors in the Russian language program.
-Assessment of student outcomes on a regular basis to comply with external and internal reporting requirements
-Teaching assignments will include primarily Russian language, literature, and culture at the undergraduate level, with others as needed. Non-teaching duties include oversight of the Undergraduate Russian Club and other cultural and outreach activities, Russian placement and proficiency testing, and program assessment.
-Scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations are encouraged, but are not prerequisites for appointment or renewal.
Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of August 28, 2017.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Russian second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are 1) native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Russian and English, 2) ACTFL OPI testing certification, either in hand or a commitment to completing it within a year and 3) teaching experience at the university level (preferably at an Anglophone institution). The ability to teach a second Slavic language is desirable, but is not a prerequisite for appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Applicant Instructions

Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three references to the Slavic Search Committee. Please upload the teaching portfolio as one document in the Other document link. Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; we only need the contact information for the recommenders. Questions should be directed to Ms. Monika Losagio at losagio@pitt.edu.

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About the School/Department

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh offers an undergraduate major in Russian and minors in BCS, Polish, and Slovak. It also confers MA and PhD degrees in Russian Literature, Cinema, and Culture. The Slavic Department collaborates closely with the Russian and East European Studies Center, the interdepartmental Program in Film Studies, and other interdisciplinary centers and programs.
Visit us at http://www.slavic.pitt.edu/

Campus Pittsburgh
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Anticipated Starting Year 2017
Date Posted 02/14/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline (Close date)
Posting Number F-000009-P
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents