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Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

Oberlin College - Oberlin, Ohio

Job Summary
The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning July 2020, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian.

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses, including Russian language courses at either the introductory or intermediate level and several topical courses in English or Russian in the general area of Soviet and post-Soviet literature and culture (including cinema and media, music, visual art, performance, anthropology, or other areas). The incumbent will also participate in and contribute to a range of activities outside the classroom sponsored by the Russian Department and Russian and East European Studies.

We seek an original scholar and a dynamic, innovative teacher who will engage with students both inside and outside the classroom, who will generate excitement about learning Russian, and who will attract a broad audience to literature and culture courses taught in English. Among the qualifications required for appointment are the Ph.D degree in hand or expected by summer 2020, native or near-native Russian and English, and evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level. Strong interdisciplinary interests and the ability to teach across different periods and cultural traditions are desirable. For more information about Russian at Oberlin see https://www.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/russian and https://www.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/rees

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/8667

Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/

*By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant.

Review of applications will begin on Feb. 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Completed applications received by the Feb. 10 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Posted on December 16, 2019.