Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies — 1-Year Visiting Position

Date Posted
December 5, 2019
Job Description

The Department of German and Russian Studies at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year benefits-eligible visiting position in Russian Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2020. We are looking for a broadly trained generalist who will contribute language and culture courses to our curriculum. 

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. 

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses and advise research projects in diverse areas of Russian Studies. They will teach the equivalent of 4.5 courses, including introductory and intermediate courses in the Russian Language; a survey course in Russian film or literature, taught in English; and credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program. Area of specialization is open. Successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in our weekly Russian events outside the classroom. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. Experience in and passion for proficiency-oriented language teaching highly desirable. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (a statement of teaching philosophy, two syllabi for culture courses taught in English, and student evaluations, if applicable) and research (such as research statement or writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. Applications received

by January 15, 2020, will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Natalie McCoy, Administrative Coordinator, Department of German and Russian, at nmccoy@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Tatiana Filimonova, Chair of Search Committee, at tfilimonova@wooster.edu.

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