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October 29, 2013

CFA: Tenure-Track Position, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona

Deadline: December 10, 2013


University of Arizona, College of Humanities, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its triple-track Russian major and contribution to the University's general education mission; maintaining the excellence of its MA program - the only graduate program in Russian in an eight state radius; and engaging in the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.

Position Description: The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2014. The candidate should be a Russianist with a specialization in language pedagogy or applied linguistics (second language acquisition).
The candidate will contribute to the department's mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives; expanding and supporting community and business partnerships; and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.

Duties and Responsibilities:

*Teaching workload will be two (2) courses each semester based on department need.

*The candidate will be expected to teach courses that include Russian at all levels (undergraduate and graduate) and both core and large general education courses as part of annual teaching assignments.
* Serve as the departmental Undergraduate Language Coordinator.
* Participate and contribute to the Russian MA program.
* Contribute and strengthen trans-disciplinary collaborations, most immediately with the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program (SLAT, a graduate interdisciplinary program).
* Contribute to departmental Study Abroad programs.
* Participate in service for the department, college, and university as required.
* Maintain an active research and publication agenda.
* Contribute to the mission and goals of the department and its priorities.


*Ph.D. in Russian or Second Language Acquisition by August 1, 2014.
* Native or near-native fluency in Russian.
* Excellence in college-level teaching.

Preferred Qualifications : Experience in assessment and/or heritage language pedagogy. Experience with developing and/or teaching online and/or hybrid courses

Special Instructions: By
Dec 10, 2013, please submit the following to UA Career Track at

https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1382480238413 Job Number: 53763

1)Letter of Interest
2) Statement of Research and Teaching Interests
3) Curriculum Vitae

In addition, please arrange to have three (3) current letters of recommendation mailed or emailed to Ms Stacey Young (staceyyoung@email.arizona.edu) Mail: Ms. Stacey Young, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies ,University of Arizona, 1512 E. First Street, P.O. Box 210105, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0105

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.

Contact Information: Professor John Leafgren, Search Committee, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona.
Contact Email: staceyyoung@email.arizona.edu

Posted by jmkirsch at October 29, 2013 03:09 PM