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Preceptor in Polish Language

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

Position Description: The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Preceptor in Polish Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021 with teaching beginning in Fall Semester 2021.

The preceptor will be responsible for courses in beginning and intermediate Polish (4 courses per academic year) and additional language tutorials in advanced Polish as needed. The preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials in Polish language and assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Polish language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including research in second-language acquisition and materials development for Polish. There may also be opportunities to develop and lead a Harvard summer study abroad program in Poland. Preceptorships at Harvard are initially for one year, with multi-year contracts possible in subsequent years for up to eight total years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval. Interviews will be conducted by phone or video conference in spring 2021.

Basic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Polish, curriculum development, student advising and recruitment, materials design, teaching with technology, instructor training, and have native or near-native proficiency in Polish and English.

Additional Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent graduate training is preferred.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu), no later than April 2, 2021:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. A brief teaching statement and a sample of teaching materials and syllabi

4. Names and contact information of at least three references who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. (Letters should be submitted on the ARIeS portal and your application will be complete only when at least three letters have been submitted.)

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information: Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Slavic Language Program

Contact Email: sclancy@fas.harvard.edu

Posted on March 04, 2021.