Academic Job: Lecturer in Russian Language (University of Pennsylvania)

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Russian Language, beginning Fall 2016. This is a full-time, one-year position as Lecturer A, with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon departmental needs, a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean.

Teaching load is six courses per year and includes both heritage and non-heritage language courses. The successful candidate will play an active role in curriculum development, student advising, assessment activities, and extra-curriculum programs.

The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Russian Language and/or Literature/Culture (ABDs will be considered). We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative instructor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching various levels of Russian language and has experience and expertise working with heritage students. Complete fluency in Russian and English is required; as is familiarity with contemporary instructional technologies and best practices and current techniques for teaching heritage students.

Applicants should apply online at: Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement; and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a recommendation letter. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage the applicants to upload additional documents if available including 1) teaching evaluations, 2) sample syllabi, assignments, and student assessments, 3) a link to a video recording of a class. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.