Lecturers in Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian, UW-Madison Baltic Studies Summer Institute, Application Deadline February 1

Working title:

Lecturer in Baltic Language

Official title:


Degree and area of specialization:

Minimum of MA required, PhD preferred, with studies related to Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian language and culture.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Three years of college/university experience preferred in teaching a Baltic Language as a second language at the elementary, intermediate, or advanced level in the US or abroad in one of the following languages: Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian. Familiarity with current issues in language pedagogy and prior experience in intensive summer language teaching preferred.

Principal duties:

Under the supervision of the Academic Director of the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) and in coordination with designated BALSSI staff members, perform the following duties:
1. Teach one of the following Baltic languages at the elementary or intermediate level in an eight-week intensive summer format: Scandinavian 404 Languages of Northern Europe: Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian.
2. Prepare syllabus, lesson plans, and teaching materials: prepare, administer, and grade classroom and home assignments and exams; and hold office hours.
3. Prepare teaching materials for assigned language and course-level for future use at BALSSI.
4. Participate in all sessions of pedagogy workshops on Baltic languages organized by BALSSI, in addition to the assigned teaching and preparation of teaching materials.

Additional Information:

Hiring of instructors for intermediate-level (second-year) courses is contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
Appointment type: Academic Staff
Full time salary rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on AUGUST 07, 2011.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JUNE 06, 2011
Number of positions: 6


Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 01, 2011

How to Apply:
Send the following materials by post or email, referring to PVL #66342

Applications should be addressed to:
Nancy Heingartner
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
210 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

email: balssi@creeca.wisc.edu

Include in the application:
a detailed letter of application,
an up-to-date curriculum vitae,
a model syllabus of the language and course of interest,
student evaluations of teaching (if available),
and at least two letters of recommendation evaluating recent language-teaching experience and performance.

All required application materials should be sent on paper, by regular or courier mail, or by email; applications sent via email should clearly indicate in the subject line of the email “BALSSI Lecturer Application”. Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 1, 2011 and will be accepted until positions are filled.

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #66342 to

Nancy Heingartner Phone: 608-262-3379
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia Fax: N/A
210 Ingraham Hall Email: balssi@creeca.wisc.edu
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison WI 53706-1397

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.