The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University invites applications for the position of Director of the Slavic Language Program at the rank of Senior Lecturer, expected to begin July 1, 2012. The DLP will head and coordinate all aspects of the program, which currently consists of Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Czech, including study abroad. Duties include defining program goals and setting curriculum, coordinating and supervising preceptors, and training graduate student instructors. This is a five-year, full-time position with possibility of reappointment in five-year increments. Normal teaching duties are two courses per year.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, and have native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. The ideal candidate must be able to teach all levels of Russian language and have a record of successful experience in an American college or university setting. Knowledge of one or more other Slavic languages is a big plus. The department is looking for someone familiar with current pedagogical theory and practice, committed to developing courses with innovative content and exploring instructional technologies.
Applicants should apply online at
Please provide a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation. Recommenders should submit their letters using the online system, and applicants are asked to provide contact information for recommenders on their CV and through the online application. Applications must be complete by December 1, 2011.
Initial interviews will be conducted at the AATSEEL conference this January; finalists will be invited to campus. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.