Summer Session Instructor, Russian & Slavic Studies (Part Time)



Job description

Posting Number: req1201

Department: Russian and Slavic Studies

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1512 E First Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Russian & Slavic Studies is seeking a short term summer session teaching position from 06/08/2020 through 07/09/2020. The Summer Session Instructor position is part-time, non-tenure eligible, non-benefits eligible and will provide instruction in the subject area of Russian & Slavic culture.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach RSSS 315 (Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture)
  • Hold office hours
  • Plan class lectures and assignments
  • Grade papers and exams
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Russian & Slavic Studies or related field of study
  • Experience teaching college-level courses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in at least two years of college (online or face-to-face) teaching experience in Russian & Slavic Studies
  • Digital Learning Platform experience (Vista, Cengage, Pearson, etc.) Learning Management System Experience (D2L, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Completion of a Quality Matters workshop (online program)
  • History of professional development activities for online teaching and/or course design

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: 0.25

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: Contingent on Enrollment

Compensation Type: Contingent on Student Enrollment

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 7/9/2020

Contact Information for Candidates

Jennifer Murphy

[email protected]

Open Until Filled: Yes

How to apply

Apply online with: Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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