Director of Russian Language Instruction, Indiana University, Deadline: November 30

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for a Director of Russian Language Instruction, to begin Fall 2010. The opening is envisioned as a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, but all prospective candidates (including tenured faculty) are encouraged to contact the search committee. We seek an energetic, imaginative, and flexible individual, with knowledge and experience in curricular design and innovation, who can work well in a dynamic department with a group of Russian language instructors. The successful candidate will have full administrative responsibility for coordinating the Russian language program during the academic year, to include oversight and integration of the five years of instruction currently offered, supervision of multi-section language courses, assistance with teaching assignments, management of certain extracurricular activities, and close coordination of programs with the Director of the Summer Slavic Workshop. Anticipated teaching load is three courses annually, which may include Russian language, teaching methodology, and second language acquisition. A solid research program is expected in areas such as language pedagogy (including materials development), assessment, second language acquisition, or applied linguistics. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in hand at the time of appointment; previous administrative experience strongly desired. ACTFL/OPI certification desirable. The ideal candidate should have excellent Russian and English, be trained and practiced in current theories of language pedagogy, and have experience teaching Russian at all levels. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to:

Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Indiana University, BH 502
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103.

Applications can also be submitted electronically to:, subject line: Director of Russian Language Instruction. Applications should be received by November 30, 2009, but may be submitted after that date until the position has been filled. Current plans are to conduct interviews at AATSEEL in Philadelphia. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.

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