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Jobs: Five College Lecturer, Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Five College Lecturer, Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies http://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/index.cgi?&JA_m=JASDET&JA_s=329 The Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a three-year appointment as Five College Lecturer in Russian serving the Russian Language Initiative for Mount Holyoke, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The appointment is anticipated to begin in academic year 2016-2017, with the possibility of renewal, pending approval of funding and continuing need. The position requires teaching the Russian language at all levels, designing instructional materials, using instructional technology where appropriate, organizing and participating in extra-curricular programs. The successful candidate will teach five courses each academic year, at least two of which will be on a campus other than Mount Holyoke.

Applicants are expected to have at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Russian language, literature, linguistics, second language acquisition, or a related field; experience teaching Russian as a foreign language at the college or university level; and native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English. Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.

 Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke College seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applications must be made on-line at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by submitting the following: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) sample syllabi and course materials prepared by the candidate (as one pdf), and 5) teaching evaluations (as one pdf). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. To be assured full consideration applications must be completed by February 14, 2016. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Search Committee Chair Peter Scotto pscotto@mtholyoke.edu.

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