The University of Florida Center for European Studies (CES) is seeking a nine-month, non-tenure accruing lecturer position with the possibility of annual renewal in Polish Studies to be filled beginning Fall 2020. Lecturers are highly valued by the CES and the university. Lecturers at UF have professional development opportunities, including a well-defined promotion structure, a professional development leave program, and access to travel funds for conference presentations. Although the primary duties for this position are instructional, continued research and involvement in service at the center/department, college, and university levels is also expected.
CES is seeking applicants with superior promise who combine broad expertise in the field of Polish Studies with demonstrated excellence and substantial experience in teaching. The field of specialization is open and can include any aspect of contemporary Polish language, literature, culture, history, politics, or society, however in an attempt to broaden student interest, preference will be given to those from non-traditional disciplines, such as anthropology, geography and/or life sciences. Candidates with a demonstrated interest in study abroad programs and a background in online education and pedagogy are strongly encouraged to apply. Native or near-native fluency in Polish and English, as well as previous experience teaching Polish language are required. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the scholarly and programming activities on the CES.
The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching, and service missions of the UF Center for European Studies and will have a 100% appointment in the Center. Candidates will teach both Polish language and area studies courses. The teaching assignment will be 3 courses in Fall and 3 courses in Spring semesters – in general including two language and one area studies course per semester, including ideally the online language courses for 1st year, and possibly 2nd year Polish. Teaching responsibilities will also include working with graduate FLAS students on language and area studies related to their graduate studies and dissertations (independent studies courses) as needed. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for the Polish Studies Program, Program building tasks including, but not limited to: community outreach activities, current CES grant activities, enhancing collaboration with the oncampus Polish student organization, and sustaining and/or developing exchange or study abroad programs.
Minimum Requirements: PhD in related field preferred, ABD considered.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in outreach and program development strongly desired.
Health Assessment Required: No
Special instructions to applicants: Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/68954 and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a list of 3 references, (4) three current letters of recommendation, (5) teaching portfolio if available or if not available, please include sample syllabi, 1-2 page teaching statement, and teaching evaluations, and (6) 1-2 page diversity statement. Applicant will provide names/emails of references and the application system will send automated emails to references requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
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Posted on October 14, 2019.