Acad. Job: BCMS Lecturer (University of Kansas)

Deadline: February 19, 2024

The University of Kansas is conducting a search for a multi-term lecturer for Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian language. The position description is given below, and more information is available at The start date for the position is 18 August 2024; initial review of applications will begin on 19 February 2024.

Multi-term lecturer for Bosnian/Croatian/Montengrin/Serbian Language at the University of Kansas

The Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas invites applications for a multi-term lecturer in Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (BCMS) languages and cultures, to begin in fall 2024. We are looking for someone who can provide instruction with respect to the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in one of these languages as well an awareness of the others. The successful candidate would prepare students to communicate effectively in BCMS and navigate our diverse and interconnected world with cultural competence and respect for others.

This appointment is initially for three (3) years, with the possibility of renewal for additional terms based on performance, comprehensive review, and institutional needs. This is a full-time position with a 4:4 teaching load as well as service and obligations (see below). We are seeking a dynamic and technologically adept teacher with a strong interest in language pedagogy and experience in transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and curricular development. Area of specialization open.

The University of Kansas is in the beautiful, historic, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, a thriving community only 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka. Lawrence, a progressive college town of 95,000, boasts a lively downtown with many music venues, award-winning restaurants and coffee shops, and a nationally celebrated independent bookstore among its many independently owned small businesses. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school within the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law, and several allied social science and humanities disciplines.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. by the time employment begins.

Should you have further question, please contact Stephen M. Dickey at

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