Academic Job: Part-Time Lecturer in Czech language and Russian Literature (U of Kansas)

Deadline: Ongoing

Application Review Begins: March 14, 2016
To Apply, click here!

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit applications, which will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool, to be considered for part-time to full-time teaching positions as needed. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Academic year and/or one semester lecturers may be needed to fill vacancies due to emergency situations or due to enrollment demands. Selected applicants must have appropriate authorization to work in the United States before employment begins. Please visit the department’s web site.

100% Depending on the need, teach course in designated area:
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be canceled
  • Provide instruction throughout the semester, usually 3 hours/week, one day a week
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades
  • Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught
  • Adhere to departmental, College, and university policies

Required Qualifications
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in resume, and (3) information provided from professional references:
  • Ability to teach Russian, Czech, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovene, Ukrainian, Polish or Turkish as required, at the undergraduate level as demonstrated by the cover letter, resume, or teaching experience
  • Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level as demonstrated by cover letter, resume, or teaching experience
  • For Language Courses Only:
    1. Bachelor’s level degree in Russian, Czech, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovene, Ukrainian, Polish or Turkish
    2. Near-native or native command of the language OR Bachelor’s level degree in any field
    3. Native or near-native command of the target language and English
    4. An intimate knowledge of the culture where the specific language is primarily used, also, familiarity with the North American educational system
  • For Non-Language Courses Only:
    1. A doctorate in Russian literature
    2. Teaching experience at the university or college level
    3. Evidence of prior success in teaching (e.g., course evaluations, supervisor ratings)
    4. Experience with instructional technology

*Required qualifications updated on 3/3/2016*

For more information or questions, please contact:
Stephen M. Dickey
E-mail: smd@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-2357