Preceptor in Ukrainian Language (Harvard University)

Deadline: February 3, 2023

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Preceptor in Ukrainian Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023 with teaching beginning in fall semester 2023.

The preceptor will be responsible for courses in beginning and intermediate Ukrainian (4 courses per academic year) and additional language tutorials in advanced Ukrainian as needed. The preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials in Ukrainian language and assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Ukrainian language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including materials development for Ukrainian. The preceptorship in Ukrainian language is offered for three years, renewable for a second term of up to five years for a combined total of eight years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization. Interviews will be conducted by phone or video conference in spring semester 2023.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Ukrainian language, student advising and recruitment, materials design, teaching with technology, and have native or near-native proficiency in Ukrainian and English.

Additional Qualifications

An MA or PhD or equivalent graduate training is preferred.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( no later than February 3, 2023:

1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

2. Curriculum Vitae.

3. A brief teaching statement and a sample of teaching materials and syllabi.

4. Names and contact information of at least three references who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. (Letters should be submitted on the ARIeS portal and your application will be complete only when at least three letters have been submitted.)

Contact Information

Steven Clancy <>, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Slavic Language Program

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