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Language Lab Instructor, Russian

Macalester College - St. Paul, Minnesota

Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seeking a Russian Language Lab Instructor for the 2021-2022 academic year. The language lab instructor provides Macalester students with supplemental classroom language instruction. In addition, the lab instructor will organize cultural activities. This part-time position is open to candidates who currently reside in Minnesota.

This is a part-time, 9 month appointment that is paid over 12 months. Weekly hours are about 15-20 hours a week from August 23rd to May 16th.

Physical attendance is required for this position.

Provide supplemental classroom instruction in Elementary and Intermediate Russian courses (in conjunction with Macalester language faculty and adhering to all established college academic standards and procedures)
Lead or assist students with organizing and promoting cultural activities
Occasionally replace faculty members when they are ill or out of town for professional conferences
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree required
Training in language instruction, humanities or linguistics-related field preferred
Native or near-native level proficiency in Russian (verbal and written)
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Background in languages and culture
Proficiency in English (verbal and written)
Prior experience teaching at an educational institution preferred
Preference given to candidates interested and well versed in contemporary Russian culture

Compensation & Benefits:

Lanaguage Lab Instructors are paid $20,280.00 annually and are eligible for medical, dental, vision and retirment benefits. For more information on Macalester's benefits for its part-time employees please see our 2021 Benefits Summary.

Application Guidelines:

Please submit resume and cover letter combined into one PDF.

Review of applications will begin immediately. This posting will remain open until filled. Please apply online: here

All inquiries about this position can be directed to:

Julia Chadaga
Chair of Russian Studies

Macalester College - Institutional Overview
Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, and women.


Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit http://www.macalester.edu/employmentservices/benefits/ for more information about benefits at Macalester College.

Our Commitment to Safety in response to COVID-19:

For the safety of our community, Macalester requires all employees to have received a COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Should a newly hired employee be unable to receive the vaccination for either medical or religious reasons we offer accommodations and assistance.

Questions or concerns about this process should be directed to Bob Graf, Director of Employment Services, at rgraf@macalester.edu

Posted on August 03, 2021.