Academic Job: Preceptor in Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Language (Harvard Univ.)

Deadline for Application: December 16, 2017

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Preceptor in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017 with teaching beginning in Fall Semester 2017. The preceptor will be responsible for courses in beginning Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language (2 courses per academic year) and additional tutorials in intermediate and advanced Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian as needed. The preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language and assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including research in Slavic linguistics and second-language acquisition as well as possible establishment of opportunities for study abroad in the former Yugoslavia. This is a part-time appointment valid for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.  Interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype in January 2017.

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, language program and curriculum development, student advising and recruitment, materials design, teaching with technology, and have native or near-native proficiency in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and English.  An MA or PhD or equivalent graduate training is preferred.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (, no later than December 16, 2017:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A brief teaching statement and a sample of teaching materials and syllabi
  4. Names and contact information of at least three references who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. (Letters should be submitted on the ARIeS portal and your application will be complete only when at least three letters have been submitted.)

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information: Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Slavic Language Program,