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Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Denver, Deadline March 15

The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will appoint an Assistant Professor of Russian to begin September 1, 2011. This is a tenure-track position with full benefits. The teaching load is six classes per year on a quarter calendar. Salary is competitive. Area of specialization: Russian Literature of a period from Romanticism to contemporary. The appointed candidate will teach all levels of undergraduate language, literature, and culture in the Russian program, and must also have an active research agenda. The appointed candidate will be the primary faculty member in a two-person major and minor program and will be commensurately responsible for continuing its development and growth.

Minimum Qualifications:

-ABD applicants considered, PhD required by December 2011 in Russian or closely related field with specialization in Russian Literature and Culture in a period from Romanticism to contemporary; or in Comparative Literature with a clear focus on Russian Literature from similar periods.
-Experience teaching Russian language and Russian “content”/culture at the college or university level, with proven, professionally attested excellence and effectiveness.
-An active and ongoing research agenda
-Native or near-native command of Russian in all its aspects (lexicon and idiom, grammar, phonology).

Preferred Qualifications:

-PhD at the time of application in Russian or closely related field with specialization in Russian Literature and Culture in a period from Romanticism to contemporary; or in Comparative Literature with a clear focus on Russian Literature from similar periods.
-Secondary area in another Slavic literature.
-Experience teaching undergraduate Russian language courses in an American university to students of varying abilities and strengths.
-Experience teaching undergraduate Russian literature/culture courses in English for general education requirements.
-Experience in designing courses and sequences of courses, and in working with the assessment of classes, course sequences, and programs.
-Experience managing and coordinating with adjunct and other faculty in a Russian program at the college or university level.
-Experience organizing extra-curricular Russian-related events for and with undergraduate students interested in Russia.
-Experience in Russia and/or one of the Russian-speaking countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver offers the following undergraduate programs: majors and minors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish; minors in Classics, Japanese, and Chinese.

All applicants must apply online at www.dujobs.org prior to March 15, 2011 and attach a cover letter, CV, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, in addition to having three letters of recommendation submitted electronically through the same site. An official transcript of graduate studies and evidence of excellent teaching at the college level must also be sent to: Russian Assistant Professor Search, c/o Victor Castellani, Chair, Department of Languages & Literatures, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208-0931.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits

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