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November 02, 2012

Job: Slavic Language Coordinator/Senior Lecturer, U of Chicago

Deadline: January 15, 2013

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a three year renewable appointment as a Language Coordinator at the rank of Senior Lecturer beginning July 1, 2013. The duties will include developing, overseeing and coordinating the Department’s language program, which currently offers Russian, Czech, BCS, Polish and Georgian. In addition, the Coordinator will be closely involved in training and supervising graduate student instructors. The Language Coordinator will teach four quarter long courses per year; one of these will regularly be a pedagogy course for graduate students preparing to teach a Slavic language.

The position is open to all candidates who will have completed all requirements toward the Ph.D. by June 30, 2013, and have native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. The ideal candidate must be able to teach all levels of Russian language and have a demonstrated commitment to current pedagogical theory and language teaching, as well as experience in an American university setting teaching and supervising staff. Knowledge of one or more other Slavic languages is a plus.

To apply for this position please go to the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu and select requisition #01531, and upload your curriculum vitae, a research statement, a separate statement addressing how your teaching would strike a balance between teaching grammar and communicative skills, and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012.

Application deadline: All application materials, including reference letters, must be uploaded by 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

*“The University of Chicago is distinctive in many respects, but perhaps in none more so than its singular commitment to rigorous inquiry that demands multiple and often competing perspectives. The nature of questions being asked and the perspectives being engaged are often a function of the diversity of experiences and outlooks of those participating”.* To read President Zimmer’s full statement on diversity, please visit http://president.uchicago.edu/page/statement-diversity.

Posted by jychai at November 2, 2012 01:25 PM

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