September 28, 2012
Job: Lecturer in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, Columbia University
The Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a Lecturer in Discipline in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian language, beginning July 1, 2013. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester of Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian language/culture.
Minimum requirements: Master's degree or equivalent in Slavic or related field required. Native or near native proficiency in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian and English. Other criteria include, but are not limited to, experience teaching Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian in a college or university, competence in using instructional technology, expertise and interest in language pedagogy, dedication to teaching.
All applications must be made through Columbia University's RAPS system. Please upload the following required materials: cover letter, current CV, and a list of three references. A statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample or publication of no more than twenty-five pages are optional. Applications must be filed online at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56785
Review of applications will begin immediately, in time for interviews at the AATSEEL Convention in Boston in January; and it will continue until the position is filled.
Columbia University is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer.
September 27, 2012
Study Abroad: Intensive Russian, American Home
The benefits of the American Home's long-standing Intensive Russian Program are provided to both individual and group participants:
+ experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;
+ program and schedule customized to the needs of each student or group of students;
+ individual home-stay with a Russian family;
+ “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;
+ on-site administrative support;
+ well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;
+ excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vladimir, Suzdal and Bogoliubovo;
+ opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;
+ opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage
More info at www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html.