Acad. Job: Director of Slovak Studies Program (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: November 15, 2021

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of Director of the Slovak Studies Program, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer and will begin on September 1, 2022. Duties include: (i) teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced Slovak language, as well as Slovak or Slovak-comparative literature and culture in English at the undergraduate level; (ii) non-teaching duties include oversight of Slovak cultural and outreach activities in accordance with programming goals identified by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; (iii) scholarly publication and active participation in national professional associations is encouraged but is not a prerequisite for appointment or renewal.

A Ph.D. in Slavic or a related field (preferably with a specialization in Slovak second-language acquisition) is required by the appointment start date, as are native or ACTFL superior proficiency in Slovak and English and teaching experience at the university level (preferably at an Anglophone institution). Proficiency in other Central European languages, literature, and cultures is desirable, but not a prerequisite. All candidates must either have or confirm their commitment to obtain ACTFL OPI certification in Slovak.

Candidates should submit, via Talent Center, a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders). Please also provide a brief description of how your teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Questions may be directed to Ms. Victoria Donahoe, Faculty Actions and Recruitment Coordinator (412-383-0680, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Deadline for the receipt of applications: November 15, 2021.

Job Description – Faculty Lecturer – Full-Time (21006836) (