Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time instructor of Russian position to begin August 10, 2020. The initial appointment will be for 3 years. 4/4 teaching load. Priority will be given to applicants able to teach Kazakh language and culture.
Requirements include: 1) MA or equivalent by time of appointment in Russian language, literature, culture, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or related field; 2) evidence of successful teaching of Russian at a US university; 3) commitment to proficiency-based and communicative approaches to teaching language. 4) Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check. Occasional travel to national conferences may be required.
Preferred qualifications: ability to teach Kazakh language and culture; experience teaching intensive language courses; experience in second language proficiency testing and assessment (such as ACTFL training/certification); ability to teach all levels of Russian language; experience in study abroad; willingness to participate in co-curricular activities.
Applications are to be submitted on-line at https://jobs.vt.edu to job number 513379 and must include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of successful teaching (such as sample syllabi and/or student and peer teaching evaluations); and a list of two references including email addresses.
Review of applications will begin May 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
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