Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies

Position Details

Position Information

Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian and Slavic Studies
Department Russian and Slavic Studies (0409)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, non-tenure track (1.0 FTE), Fall 2018.

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. The candidate should be a Russianist with a specialization in Russian literature and culture. Area of expertise: Russian and Slavic Areas: Language, Culture, and Literary Studies. Any periods from 20th century to present.

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies is a dynamic unit actively engaged in undergraduate education through its triple-track Russian major and its contribution to the University’s general education mission. The department has an excellent MA program, and engages the local and global community through experiential learning, faculty presentations, and Study Abroad programs.

The candidate will contribute to the department’s mission by engaging students through excellence in teaching and contributing to research-based learning initiatives, expanding and supporting community and business partnerships, and contributing to fostering and maintaining interdisciplinary synergies across colleges and units.

Review of applications will begin on 4/1/2018, please ensure your reference letters are also submitted by 4/2/18.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching workload will be three (3) courses each semester based on department need.
The candidate will be expected to teach courses that include Russian language at all levels (undergraduate and graduate), Russian literature courses at all levels, and both core and large general education courses as part of annual teaching assignments.
Participate in and contribute to the Russian and Slavic Studies MA program.
Participate in service for the department, college and university as required.
Maintain an active research and publication agenda.
Contribute to the mission and goals of the department and its priorities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in relevant field in hand by time of appointment
  • Excellent proficiency in Russian and English
Preferred Qualifications

·Experience in developing and/or teaching online and/or hybrid courses. ·Secondary interest in Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia welcome.

Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Visiting or Part-Time Hourly (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21335
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary) 05/19/2019
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

John Leafgren, Department Head,

Open Date 03/02/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 04/02/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within your application. The three professional references that you list will receive an email upon the successful submission of your application. This email will ask your references to provide a letter of reference for you.
Also, you will be asked to provide a statement of teaching philosophy—please limit this to ONE PAGE.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline; OR, will you by the time of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you proficient in Russian and English?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents