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November 08, 2012

Job: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, U of New Mexico

Deadline: December 3, 2012

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a two-year appointment (with possible renewal for one year) at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in a field of Russian literature and/or culture, to begin August 1, 2013. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of excellence in teaching and scholarship and exhibit potential to contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and the University.

The area of specialization within Russian culture and literature is open. We are looking for a candidate with a solid grounding in classical Russian/Soviet literature but also familiar with contemporary cultural developments. These may include the intersections of literature with other fields such as film or media studies; gender and sexuality; translation studies; or connections between literature and other issues within contemporary Russian society. Language instruction is part of the teaching load, and the successful candidate will be familiar with proficiency-based teaching and using technology in the classroom. The successful candidate will work with her/his colleagues to grow the Russian undergraduate program and Russian major at UNM.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant department at UNM that emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to literary and cultural studies. The teaching load is five courses per year. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research and publication agenda. For more information about the department, please visit our website at http://www.unm.edu/~fll/

UNM is located in Albuquerque, a high desert city of 600,000 on the Rio Grande that offers an active outdoor lifestyle. New Mexico is an ethnically diverse state that is proud of its rich and fascinating cultural heritage. UNM is a large state research institution and actively seeks a diverse faculty who can contribute to its core academic mission and values.

*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS*
- Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Russian Literature and/or Culture by August 1, 2013.
- Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English.
- Familiarity with the North American higher education system.
- Applicants must have a demonstrated skill and experience in teaching
- Russian language, literature or culture courses at the college level.
- Applicants must demonstrate the potential to pursue an active scholarly agenda in an area of Russian literature or culture.

*PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
- Evidence of scholarly expertise in one or more of the following fields is desirable: contemporary Russian culture, modern or contemporary Russian literature, classical Russian literature.

For complete details or to apply, please visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and reference posting number 0818048. A complete application must include a letter of intent addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and a description of the applicant’s current research activities, teaching interests and experience, and future research plans; a current curriculum vitae; a list with full contact information for three references; writing sample: a chapter of the dissertation, a copy of a published article or book chapter, an article or book chapter submitted for publication, or an article or book chapter in preparation for publication, not to exceed 30 pages; one sample syllabus for a course that the candidate has taught, or would like to teach, on Russian language and culture, or a course on Russian literature in translation.

In addition, please have three reference letters sent by December 3, 2012 via post directly to: Chair, Russian Search Committee, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MSC03 2080, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. E-mailed letters will not be accepted. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair at nakol@unm.edu

For best consideration, completed applications are due December 3, 2012. The position will remain until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by sarayu at November 8, 2012 03:18 PM

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