STARTALK Instructor (Short-Term Contract)

Deadline: Rolling

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) seeks to hire an individual to offer Russian language instruction remotely to 5-10 high school students at the intermediate-low level from March 2nd through April 27th, 2024. 

The STARTALK Instructor works closely with STARTALK Program Director, Dr. Olga Klimova, to follow an already developed curriculum aligned with STARTALK requirements and the program theme, “That Diverse Russian Speaking World!”Responsibilities will include:

*Hold online classes, learning activities, and formative assessments.

*Adhere to the pedagogical framework appropriate for the K-12 educational setting and consult with the Program Director regarding student needs.

*Participate in faculty professional development training and any necessary program staff meetings.

*Integrate instructional technology in the virtual classroom to enhance students’ language learning experiences.

*Administer any regular formal and informal assessments of students’ progress in relationship to stated course goals.

The estimated workload is 1.5 hours per week of instruction on Saturdays and 1.5 hours of preparation per week, paid at $35/hour.  Additional hours for activities or meetings would be covered at the same rate.

Minimum requirements:

*BA in Russian language and literature or relevant field required.

*2 years of experience in teaching Russian at the high-school level preferred.

*MA in Russian language and literature or relevant field with 1 year of experience in language pedagogy preferred.

If interested in the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to REEES Associate Director Dr. Zsuzsánna Magdó at Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis and the position filled as soon as possible.

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