The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. The candidate should be a Russianist with a specialization in Russian literature and culture. Area of expertise: Russian and Slavic Areas: Language, Culture, and Literary Studies. Any periods from 20th century to present.
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its triple-track Russian major and its contribution to the University’s general education mission. The department has an excellent MA program, and engages the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.
The candidate will contribute to the department’s mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives, expanding and supporting community and business partnerships, and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.
Review of applications will begin on 4/1/2018, please ensure your reference letters are also submitted by 4/2/18.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAUtuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Teaching workload will be three (3) courses each semester based on department need.
- The candidate will be expected to teach courses that include Russian language at all levels (undergraduate and graduate), Russian literature courses at all levels, and both core and large general education courses as part of annual teaching assignments.
- Participate in and contribute to the Russian and Slavic Studies MA program.
- Participate in service for the department, college and university as required.
- Maintain an active research and publication agenda.
- Contribute to the mission and goals of the department and its priorities.
- PhD in relevant field in hand by time of appointment
- Excellent proficiency in Russian and English
* Experience in developing and/or teaching online and/or hybrid courses. *Secondary interest in Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia welcome.Rank: Assistant ProfessorTenure Information: Visiting or Part-Time Hourly (NTE)
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Benefits Eligible: Yes – Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay: DOE
Job Category: Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Number: F21335
Desired Start Date: 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary): 05/19/2019
Contact Information for Candidates
John Leafgren, Department Head, email@example.com
Open Until Filled: YesSpecial Instructions Summary
Please note: You will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within your application. The three professional references that you list will receive an email upon the successful submission of your application. This email will ask your references to provide a letter of reference for you.
Also, you will be asked to provide a statement of teaching philosophy-please limit this to ONE PAGE.
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