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Two-year visiting lecturer position at Connecticut College

Connecticut College, Department of Slavic Studies: Full-time Visiting
Lecturer Position in Russian Language and Culture, beginning fall 2011. Two-year appointment.

The Department of Slavic Studies invites applications for a full-time visiting lecturer position in Russian language and culture for a two-year appointment. Specialization open, with a preference for Russian language pedagogy and Russian culture (broadly defined, any period). The teaching load of six courses per year includes courses in elementary and intermediate Russian, as well as advanced-level content courses in Russian on such topics as cinema, literature, history, contemporary culture, and Russian culture in emigration. Native or near-native fluency in Russian is required; minimum qualification is an M.A., but a Ph.D. is preferred. All members of the department are expected to engage with students outside of the classroom and to actively participate in the life of the department—e.g., by regularly meeting with students over lunch at Russian table, and planning and attending departmental events.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching and faculty research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, full participation in the intellectual life of the college, and active involvement in the institution-wide advancement of diversity.

A full-time visiting faculty member’s teaching load is three courses per semester. We value the contributions that visiting faculty bring to our community and encourage their active engagement in all aspects of campus life. Visiting lecturers with appointments for more than one year are participating members of the faculty during their first year, and their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings; they are voting members of the faculty in their second and subsequent years.

Applications received by December 15th will receive full consideration. Candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Andrea Lanoux, Search Committee Chair, Department of Slavic Studies, Campus Box 5301, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320-4196

Questions may be directed to Andrea Lanoux, (860) 439-5148, alano@conncoll.edu.

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