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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 2/23/2017

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


Position Overview
The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas invites qualified scholars and professionals to submit applications, which will be reviewed by the faculty and placed in a pool, to be considered for part-time to full-time teaching positions as needed. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate level Russian and East European language and culture courses, including but not limited to, Research Methods in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and Capstone Research Seminar in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Academic year and/or one semester lecturers may be needed to fill vacancies due to emergency situations or due to enrollment demands. Selected applicants must have appropriate authorization to work in the United States before employment begins. Please visit the Center s web site at http://crees.ku.edu.

Job Description
100% Lecturer

* Teach course in a designated area.

* Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute.

* Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.

* Assist in providing outreach activities.

* Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferably three different days. The lecturer should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.

* Adhere to departmental, College and University policies.

Required Qualifications
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in resume, and (3) information provided from professional references:

* MA in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies or a related field.

* Native or near-native fluency in a language of the region, at least at the ACTFL superior level.

* Near-native fluency in English.

* Ability to teach effectively at the university level, as demonstrated by previous professional experience and/or professional training.

Preferred Qualifications

* Ph.D. or A.B.D in a related field

* Experience teaching in a US college or university setting.

* Evidence or testimony regarding excellent teaching ability at the university level.

* Interest and ability to develop advanced-level classes.

* Interest and ability to develop a study abroad course in the region.

* Interest and experience in on-line instruction.

Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete electronic application will include a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information for (3) three references.

Deadline: Ongoing
Estimated Start Date: Ongoing

Contact Information to Applicants
Vitaly Chernetsky

Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins

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