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Lecturer in Russian (Language and Literature)

The University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The University of Iowa announces an opening for a full-time lecturer position in Russian to begin in August 2020. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible reappointment of up to two additional years, and the position will be renewable thereafter in three-year increments, pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include: teaching three classes (up to 12 credit hours) per semester from lower to upper level language courses including rotation of a Russian literature, culture, or translation courses and assisting the Russian program coordinator with curricular development.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Russian Language and Literature, PhD in Second Language Acquisition with focus on Russian Language and Linguistics, or an MFA in Literary Translation with an emphasis in Russian Literature; native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; knowledge of contemporary Russian culture, extensive experience in teaching Russian at the college/university level in North America.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience teaching a variety of language, culture and translation courses, experience with implementing technology into teaching, and experience in organizing academic and cultural activities.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and reference Requisition #73919. The application materials must include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, samples of the most recent course evaluations by students, and three letters of recommendation. Screening begins April 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted by telephone or videoconference.

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Posted on March 24, 2020.