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Lecturer in Russian

Carleton College - Northfield, MN

Continuing Lectureship in Russian

The Department of German and Russian at Carleton College invites applications for a non-tenure-track continuing lectureship in Russian commencing September 1, 2022. This is a full-time appointment with an initial two-year term and the possibility of renewal for an additional two-year term as a lecturer, typically followed by six-year renewable appointments and possible promotion to senior lecturer, contingent on successful reviews. Minimum qualifications: MA required, PhD preferred; native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English; commitment to undergraduate education; demonstrated excellence in language teaching across all university levels; ability to teach literature, film and/or culture courses in both Russian and English; willingness to direct an established biannual overseas program in the Russian Federation (based at Moscow State University). The Department of German and Russian is passionate about teaching and study abroad. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to participate actively in the life of the department and to contribute to extra-curricular and service activities. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Teaching load is five courses over three 10-week terms and coordination of the language program; directing the Moscow and Beyond program comprises a two-course equivalent biannually.

For further information about the department, consult the Carleton Russian website at https://www.carleton.edu/russian/; for additional information about the Carleton Moscow and Beyond study abroad program, view the program site at: https://www.carleton.edu/ocs/moscow/.

Lecturers at Carleton are continuing members of the faculty and central to the life of their respective departments as well as the College as a whole. Compensation includes full faculty benefits, including professional development support. For more detailed information on benefits consult: https://apps.carleton.edu/handbook/employment/?a=faculty

To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at careers.carleton.edu and complete the online application, including a letter of application, CV, graduate transcript, teaching statement, and contact information for three references, at least two of which will address teaching qualifications in detail. The teaching statement (maximum 500 words) should address how you envision teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Candidates may also upload a teaching portfolio or other relevant teaching materials; teaching videos are strongly encouraged. Contact us at russiansearch@carleton.edu with questions. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2022, and the search will continue until a hire is made. Preliminary interviews will be conducted using online technologies.

Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.

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Posted on December 15, 2021.