Academic Job: Director of the Language Program (U. Virginia)

Deadline for Applications: Review Begins November 3, 2016 – Ongoing Until Filled

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia invites applications for the position of Director of the Language Program.  This appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer, with a three-year renewable term.  The level of Lecturer will be determined at the time of hire. The director will have central responsibility for training and oversight of Teaching Assistants (currently in the first through third years) and teaching a regular course on methods of language pedagogy.  Teaching assignments may include Russian language courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including advanced conversation. Other duties will include oversight of the Russian House and the department’s program of cultural activities (Russian tea and a film series), placement and proficiency testing, and program assessment.  Scholarly publication is not required or expected.  Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits.

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field is required by the appointment start date, as is near-native fluency or better in Russian and English.  Teaching experience at the university level in the United States or Canada is preferred.

Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017

To apply, candidates will need to submit a Candidate Profile through the online portal Jobs@UVa (  Search for posting number 0619732, and then electronically attach a cover letter and CV.  In the cover letter, please describe any relevant professional training, expertise, and experience.  In addition, 3 confidential letters of reference should be should be emailed directly to  Teaching evaluations will be requested from finalists.

Questions regarding the online application process in Jobs@UVa can be directed to the Slavic Business Administrator, Anne Zook,, 434-924-6683.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.