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Lectureship in Russian Studies

Davidson College - Davidson, North Carolina

Job no: 493132
Categories: Faculty
Department: Russian Studies
The Russian Studies Department at Davidson College, a highly-selective liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Charlotte, NC, invites applications for a renewable, non-tenure track lectureship in Russian language, beginning July 1, 2020. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation, upon satisfactory review, of multi-year contracts moving forward. We seek a colleague dedicated to reshaping our language curriculum, mentoring students, and collaborating across campus to expand interest in Russian among a diverse group of students.

Teaching load is 6 courses annually (3/3): 5 in Russian language (elementary, intermediate, and advanced), and 1 course in Writing, Humanities, or Russian culture. Additional duties include selecting materials and designing the syllabus for Russian language courses, supervising our Fulbright FLTA, co-hosting the weekly Russian table, organizing Russian-related extra-curricular activities, and meeting with prospective students about our language curriculum.

• Native or near-native proficiency in Russian;
• MA, ABD, or PhD in Russian, Slavic, Second-Language Acquisition, or a related field, by July 1, 2020.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with best practices for language pedagogy, including assessment tools, and a record of excellence in the Russian language classroom at all levels.

The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; graduate school transcript; list of three recommenders; a sample syllabus for a Russian language course, and a statement addressing teaching experience and goals, including reflections on how your teaching might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion;

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2019. All application materials can be submitted at https://employment.davidson.edu.

Davidson is a highly-selective, nationally-ranked, residential, four-year liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

Posted on September 10, 2019.