Lecturer in Russian, University of Kentucky, Preferred Deadline April 22

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a one-year position as Lecturer in Russian beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will teach Russian language courses and courses in 20th/21st-century Russian literature, culture, and film; ability to teach Russian/East Slavic folklore would be a plus. The teaching load is three courses per semester.

Qualifications include a PhD or ABD (PhD in hand by August 2011) in Slavic Studies with a focus on 20th/21st century Russian literary, film, and cultural studies, knowledge of current language pedagogy and successful experience in teaching Russian, a research program, and native or near-native fluency in English and Russian.

Competitive salary and health benefits.

Applicants should send letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and placement dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to:

Prof. Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Chair, Russian Search Committee, Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages, 1055 POT, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027. Applications will be acknowledged.

Review of applications will begin April 22 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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