Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Slavic Languages, UIUC

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer/Visiting Instructor, with a target start date of August 16, 2012. Title will depend on level of education; Lecturer must have a PhD, Instructor must have an MA.

This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position, renewable for up to three years contingent on funding and strong performance reviews.

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

The successful applicant will teach advanced Russian language courses; courses for undergraduates and graduates in language pedagogy and Slavic linguistics (e.g., structure of Russian); and, depending on qualifications and departmental needs, intermediate-advanced language courses in one other Slavic language courses in one other Slavic Language (e.g., Polish) as well. Teaching assignment: 3/2 course load. Position also entails supervising the department’s language program, which includes the following duties: select and order course materials for Russian, and oversee that process for other languages offered by the department; oversee preparation of course syllabi and tests; coordinate, supervise and train graduate teaching assistants and instructors in the language program in Slavic; manage and market enrollment; coordinate placement testing in Slavic; serve as department contact for Russian language study abroad; represent the Slavic language program at appropriate venues.

Master’s degree required; PhD preferred. Required: native or near native command of Russian and English; proficiency in a second Slavic language preferred. Preference will be given to degrees in Slavic linguistics, general linguistics, second language acquisition, or related field. Experience with instructional technology in language teaching, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including Russian language instruction, required; experience in program direction/supervision preferred.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and upload your application materials: application letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the application. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required materials, including letters of reference, must be received no later than May 4, 2012. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information please contact

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