Visiting Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Job description

Boston College seeks a candidate for a visiting position in the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, with strong training in Russian language and culture and specialization in Slavic Studies.

The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses in Slavic language, culture and civilization and to coordinate the Department’s Slavic course offerings. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to curricular and extracurricular development, create interdisciplinary cross-listed courses, advise undergraduate majors and minors, and collaborate with departmental colleagues and other university units invested in Slavic, Russian, and East European Studies.Special consideration will be given to individuals with expertise in Polish, Czech, or Ukrainian. In addition to mastery of another Slavic language and broad knowledge of Slavic philology, cultural history, and language pedagogy, the successful candidate will possess native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and demonstrate the ability to teach at a North American university and at all levels of instruction.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures by the time of appointment in July 2018. Evidence of academic achievements, substantial innovative research in area of specialization, and professional engagement with technology enhanced learning are desirable.

The appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years, subject to review.

How to apply

To receive full consideration for this position, a complete application including a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi, samples of publications, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Maxim D. Shrayer, Boston College, Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, Lyons Hall 210, by October 1, 2017 via Interfolio.

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Boston College was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863 and, with 3 teachers and 22 students, opened its doors on September 5, 1864. Through its first seven decades, it remained a small undergraduate institution, serving the sons of the Irish working class, and teaching theology and philosophy, Greek and Latin classics, and English and modern languages.