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Instructor in Polish at Duke University

Instructor in Polish at Duke University

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University invites applications for the position of Polish language instructor, beginning Fall 2017. This is a full-time, one-year position as Instructor with the possibility of renewal contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Department in consultation with the Dean of Trinity College Arts and Sciences. A satisfactory performance review is dependent in part on course enrollments.

The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, two each semester. These courses will be either two year-long levels of Polish language (for example, elementary Polish and advanced composition and conversation) or one year-long level of Polish language plus two other courses on Polish language or culture in Polish.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative instructor who 1) has demonstrated experience in teaching different levels of Polish language to both non-heritage and heritage speakers and 2) is familiar with contemporary instructional technologies and Polish language-teaching materials. Complete fluency in Polish and English is required, as is an excellent knowledge of Polish culture. The ideal candidate should hold at least a M.A.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants should apply directly to the Slavic and Eurasian Studies department business manager, David Baxter, at david.baxter@duke.edu. Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample syllabi with assignments, and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as references. Applications are due by February 3, 2017.

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