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Visiting Lecturer of Polish Studies

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

Slavic Languages & Literatures - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24003090)

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer of Polish Studies, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2024, and end on April 30, 2025. Duties include: (i) teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced Polish language, as well as Polish and Polish-comparative literature, cinema, and culture courses in English at the undergraduate level and (ii) serving as acting Polish Minor Advisor. Scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations is encouraged but is not a prerequisite for appointment.

A PhD in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Polish second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Polish and English and teaching experience at the university level (preferably at an Anglophone institution). Proficiency in other Central European languages, literatures, and cultures is desirable, but not a prerequisite.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (including representative teaching evaluations and syllabi), a brief description of how their teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the names and contact information of three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders) via this link .
Questions may be directed to Kelly Britcher, Faculty Actions Coordinator, at ksb85@pitt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Cover letter
Teaching Portfolio - including teaching evaluations and syllabi
Teaching statement with focus on diversity and inclusion
Names and contact information for three references

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Posted on April 18, 2024.