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Lecturer position in Russian Language

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an opening for a lecturer’s position in Russian language, to start fall semester 2013. This position will have a renewable three-year contract. Planned course load is three courses per semester. Experience teaching Russian to English-speaking students and familiarity with the American university system are required. The candidate should have native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English and be able to teach Russian language courses at all levels, including fourth- and fifth-year levels, as well as specialized courses (e.g., Political or Business Russian, courses in culture and/or film). Candidates should be practitioners of modern methods of foreign language pedagogy and have experience with the ACTFL OPI Russian proficiency testing. Applicants should hold the Ph.D. degree or be ABD in a field related to the teaching of Russian language. Applications will be reviewed for interviewing at the 2013 AATSEEL conference in Boston, after which we plan to invite a short list of candidates to Bloomington for on-campus interviews.

Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, and detailed syllabi for fourth- and/or fifth-year Russian to:

Russian Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 502
1020 Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

Applications can also be submitted electronically, to:, subject line: Russian language position. In order to be considered for an interview at the AATSEEL conference applications should be received by December 7, 2012, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer; Indiana University encourages applications from women and minorities.