Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College

Position ID:Swarthmore-Modern Languages and Literatures-LOR [#2706]
Position Title: Lecturer (Russian)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map]
Subject Area: Russian Language and Literature
Appl Deadline:2013/07/11** finished (posted 2013/06/12, finished 2013/12/16, listed until 2013/08/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Lecturer (Russian)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applications for a lecturer position (instructional staff) in Russian language, beginning Fall 2013. Applicants should have native or near-native competence in both Russian and English, experience teaching North American post-secondary students, demonstrated excellence in language teaching, and enthusiasm for Russian language and culture. Knowledge of teaching technology is essential.

The position requires an MA or PhD degree (or ABD) in a relevant field. The teaching load will include four sections of Russian language classes (first and second year, fall and spring, co-taught with faculty members), an Introduction to Russian Culture (taught entirely in Russian) in the fall, a half-credit conversation course in the spring, and co-curricular activities (attending Russian Table, supporting Russian Club, working with faculty on various kinds of cultural programming).

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. The 7/8-time position includes health benefits and some support for professional development. Salary will depend partly on experience.

Please attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names of three references. If unable to submit online, send materials to:

Professor Sibelan Forrester Chair, Russian Lecturer Search Committee Modern Languages and Literatures Swarthmore College 500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390

Evaluation of applicants will begin on June 24, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Swarthmore College
Dept of Modern Languages and Literatures
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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