Academic Job: Full-time Lecturer Position in Russian (Rice University)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2017

Rice University’s Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position. This is a two-year appointment to begin 1 July 2017. Upon successful competence and performance reviews, the appointee can be offered additional contracts.

Requirements: M.A., native or near-native ability in Russian, training in second language pedagogy, experience teaching at the U.S. university level, and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second language curricula. Experience with Study Abroad program development/implementation, competence to teach another language, and Ph.D. degree would be beneficial.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the implementation of an innovative, research-based curriculum; the development of a coherently articulated program of instruction across levels of competency; the design, preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the syllabus and daily lessons; assisting with the development and administration of assessment instruments; and active and collaborative participation in professional development programs.

Salary will be commensurate with credentials, experience and demonstrated ability to develop research-based, innovative second language curricula. Rice offers good institutional support for professional development and state-of-the-art technological facilities are available.

Please submit (1) a letter of application, clearly addressing the above position requirements, (2) a 2- to 3-page CV, (3) transcript, (4) two of the latest teaching evaluations from students, (5) a detailed, annotated lesson plan showcasing your ability to develop innovative pedagogical practices, and (6) information for three references who will be contacted upon submission to upload letters of recommendation. Applications without all six items above will not be considered for review.

Applicants are encouraged to review the information on the CLIC website to prepare a substantive sample lesson plan that will showcase the competence of the applicant to carry out the vision and mission statement of the CLIC. (

Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: 1/15/2017
Applications should be submitted via the Rice Jobs site: