Deadline: June 16, 2020
The Language Flagship is a federally-funded, national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education for students from kindergarten through college. Through a network of Flagship programs at institutions of higher education across the U.S., the Language Flagship graduates students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in languages critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. Flagship students participate in intensive language courses which are supplemented by tutoring sessions and various co-curricular activities. The program culminates in an Overseas Capstone Year featuring rigorous language study, extensive cultural immersion, and a professional internship.
The UNC Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program (UNCRFP) is jointly administered by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European (CSEEES) and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures (GSLL). Working alongside and reporting to the Program Director, the Assistant Director manages and oversees the overall logistical and administrative functioning of the program as well as program growth and sustainability. Duties include: curriculum development, academic advising and placement, publicity and recruitment, planning of co-curricular activities, program assessment, and fundraising. The Assistant Director works closely with CSEEES and GSLL staff and faculty in addition to many departments and units in the College of Arts and Sciences, including the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Student Aid, the Study Abroad Office, University Career Services, and the ROTC branches.
This position requires an M.A. or M.Ed. in one of the following fields: Slavic languages and literatures, foreign language pedagogy, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, international education or a related field.
The successful candidate will be proficient in Russian and have at least three years of experience in program development and management, student relations, advising and recruitment. Demonstrated cultural competency in Russia (and Central Asia), excellent communication skills, inter-cultural experience and ability to travel are also required. Teaching experience in a higher education setting with a focus on Russian studies preferred.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Finalists will be interviewed via Zoom. The anticipated start of the position is July 6.