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Asst Professor of Russian

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: Modern & Classical Languages
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Russian to begin August 10, 2020. Virginia Tech has one of the largest undergraduate Russian programs in the country and has been the recipient of funding for Project GO (Global Officer), a Department of Defense initiative, since 2012. As a Research I institution, Virginia Tech strongly values high scholarly productivity as well as excellence in teaching. The standard teaching load is two/two courses per academic year. Responsibilities include teaching Russian at all levels, research and scholarship, extra-curricular programming, promoting study abroad, and university service. We are seeking a creative and dynamic teacher-scholar who is able to contribute to the expansion of our program. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Requirements include: 1) PhD by time of appointment in Russian language, literature, culture, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or other related field; 2) native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; 3) evidence of a strong research agenda; 4) evidence of successful teaching experience in Russian as a foreign language; 5) ability to teach undergraduate courses in language from the elementary to the advanced level as well as literature and culture; and 6) commitment to proficiency-based and communicative approaches to teaching language. Criminal conviction check and occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings are also required.

Preferred qualifications include experience in: curriculum design; second language proficiency testing and assessment (such as ACTFL training/certification).

Applications are to be submitted on-line at jobs.vt.edu and search posting number 511341 and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (to be submitted online by recommenders), and an article-length writing sample (upload under “other” category). 

For further information, contact Dr. Jacqueline Bixler, Chair, Russian Search Committee, at jbixler@vt.edu

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2019. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled.

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