Acad. Job: Lecturer of Russian (Georgia Tech)

Deadline: March 17, 2021, Open Until Filled

Lecturer of Russian
The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a Lecturer of Russian, beginning August 1, 2021. The position is full-time with an expected teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester (24 per academic year). We seek candidates with a commitment to and demonstrated experience with innovative teaching and curriculum development in content-based and cross-cultural language studies in a STEM-driven environment. Interest or experience in teaching in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented toward business, technology, culture, and sustainability is highly recommended. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required. We seek colleagues with a commitment to collegiality, to the enhancement and expansion of the program as a whole, and to extracurricular activities that serve our diverse student body.

Required Qualifications: A successful candidates will have (1) an M.A. with specialization in Russian, Russian Studies, Applied Linguistics or a related field; (2) native or near native proficiency in Russian; (3) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching of Russian, from introductory to advanced levels; and (4) a commitment to communicative, target-language based, experiential and cross-cultural language learning in the North American undergraduate context. An earned degree (M.A. or PhD) is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD with specialization in Russian, Russian Studies, Applied Linguistics or a related field earned by the appointment start date of August 1, 2021.

Required Documents to Attach: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi of recently taught courses and student evaluations, as well as names and contact information for at least three references.

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Apply Before Date: Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 17, 2021 for optimal consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Application review will begin on March 19, 2021. Virtual semi-finalist interviews are expected to be conducted last week of March 2021, with finalist interviews planned for the month of April 2021.

About Us: The School of Modern Languages ( emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as joint bachelor degrees in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We also offer graduate programs: an M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (jointly with the School of Literature, Media and Communication) and an M.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies. The school is home to approximately 60 full-time and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human and social context of engineering, business, science, and technology. 
Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers. 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Contact Information: Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee Dr. Dina Khapaeva at

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