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Assistant Professor of Practice in the field of Russian and Slavic Studies

University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arizona invites applications for a career-track position beginning in August 2024 at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice in the field of Russian and Slavic Studies. Area of specialization is open, but we are looking for someone who will help us recruit and increase our number of undergraduate majors in Russian and Slavic Studies.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Russian language as well as general-education culture courses in English in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats, and contribute to departmental, college and university service. The new hire will also have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching, willingness to develop and teach courses in the University´s General Education curriculum, and a strong record in actively and successfully recruiting undergraduate Russian and Slavic Studies majors. Candidates should provide evidence of teaching excellence, including in Russian language classes. Native or Near-native proficiency in English and Russian is required. Ph.D. in Russian and Slavic Studies or a related field must be in hand by the time of the appointment.

In order to foster active and meaningful in-person engagement with our students and build community within the department and college, we require the new hire to establish their primary residence within the Tucson, Arizona area, as this is an in-person position.

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2023. Candidates must apply online for requisition number 17829 at https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/17829?c=arizona. Candidates will be required to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement of recruitment of undergraduate majors philosophy and three reference letters.

Alumni Jacquelynn and Bennett Dorrance have made a gift of $5.4 million to endow the deanship of the University of Arizona College of Humanities to bring the humanities to the forefront of the University of Arizona's life and mission through a continuous and fearless spirit of open inquiry: https://humanities.arizona.edu/about/fearless-inquiries-project. The University of Arizona is a Hispanic Serving Institution and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Required qualifications:

The successful candidate must have:

· Ph.D. in Russian and Slavic Studies or related field in hand at time of appointment.

· Native or near native proficiency in Russian and English.

· Demonstrated excellence in successfully recruiting undergraduate Russian and Slavic Studies majors.

· Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level, including Russian language classes.

· Demonstrated experience in successful event planning and coordination.

Posted on October 17, 2023.