Deadline: October 1, 2021
The Department of Russian Language and Area Studies at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, two-year visiting faculty position at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor, to begin August 2022. We seek a gifted and enthusiastic language and area studies instructor with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students and enthusiasm for supporting the growth of the Russian Language and Area Studies on our campus.Position Description:
A Ph.D. in Russian language or literature or a related field is preferred. Candidates will teach both language and area studies courses. Language classes can range from beginning through advanced culture-centered language courses including our fourth-year language capstone course. In addition to traditional language and literature, courses related to gender studies, diversity issues in Russia or the environment are especially encouraged. Teaching load is six courses with two to four area studies classes per year. The college follows a 4-1-4 calendar.
Duties also involve frequent contact with students outside the classroom in recruiting, advising and mentoring. Faculty members are expected to participate fully in department and college activities, be available to students, and assist in college and department functions, such as the Russian House and various Russian activities.
The Department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the college’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color and members of other underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.
Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Graduate transcript (official or unofficial)
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of teaching excellence
- The URL of a teaching demonstration video (optional)
- The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening)
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will receive fullest consideration. Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Marc Robinson, Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356. The college is not in the position to offer visa assistance.
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.
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