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Lecturer in Russian

Swarthmore College - Swarthmore, PA

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applications for a lecturer position (instructional staff) in Russian language, beginning Fall 2013. Applicants should have native or near-native competence in both Russian and English, experience teaching North American post-secondary students, demonstrated excellence in language teaching, and enthusiasm for Russian language and culture. Knowledge of teaching technology is essential.

The position requires an MA or PhD degree (or ABD) in a relevant field. The teaching load will include four sections of Russian language classes (first and second year, fall and spring, co-taught with faculty members), an Introduction to Russian Culture (taught entirely in Russian) in the fall, a half-credit conversation course in the spring, and co-curricular activities (attending Russian Table, supporting Russian Club, working with faculty on various kinds of cultural programming).

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. The 7/8-time position includes health benefits and some support for professional development. Salary will depend partly on experience.

Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names of three references to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2706.

If unable to submit online, send materials to:

Professor Sibelan Forrester
Chair, Russian Lecturer Search Committee
Modern Languages and Literatures
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390

Evaluation of applicants will begin on June 24 and will continue until the position is filled.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Posted on June 12, 2013.