Assistant Professor of Practice – Russian

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Lincoln, NE

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position in Russian to begin August 17, 2020. A Ph.D. in Russian or a related field, evidence of
excellence in teaching, and near native fluency in Russian and English are required. Preference will be given to applicants have familiarity with teaching on-line courses and have experience in an administrative
capacity. This is a non-tenure leading position, but comes with other faculty rights and benefits. Professors of Practice hold longer-term renewable contract appointments, with primary responsibility in
instructional activities. Thus, candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching and near native fluency in Russian and English.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in introductory, intermediate and advanced levels of Russian, including Business Russian and courses on Russian literature and
culture, and to develop and choose materials that contribute to a successful basic language program. The candidate must also have experience with instructional technology.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures incorporates eight areas of study (Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish) and has a long tradition of innovation and
excellence in research, teaching, and service. It sponsors directly programs of study abroad, and faculty are active in a number of interdisciplinary programs, including Nineteenth Century Studies, Ethnic
Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Judaic Studies.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age,
genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin March 2, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. To apply for this position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_200008 and complete the
Faculty/Academic Administrative Form. In addition, please attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio and a transcript. Combine the portfolio and
transcript into one document and attach as “Other Document.”