3rd-year Russian Instructor, Project GO Narva Program, Part-Time
Administration-Russian & East European Studies - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008205)
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the position of 3rd-year Russian Instructor for the 2020 Project GO study abroad program in Narva, Estonia. Appointed for the Summer Term 2020, the Instructor will be chiefly responsible for teaching the ROTC 3rd-year Russian course, while working with the 2nd and 4th-year Russian instructors to integrate the language curriculum across levels. Other responsibilities will include: collaboration with Narva College on the design and implementation of cultural programs; coordinating classes with the content to be covered during lectures and excursions; preparing 3rd-year Russian students for all program-related excursions and lectures; conversing with students in the target language at all times; and assistance with the administration of required language proficiency exams.
Qualifications: A Master's Degree and 2-3 years of experience in teaching advanced Russian language at the college level required; Ph.D. in Russian language and culture preferred. Previous experience with OPI testing and designing cultural programs are also preferred. The 3rd-year Russian Instructor for the Project GO Narva program works on international teams with staff from the University of Pittsburgh and Narva College, while also interacting with key stakeholders in the United States and Estonia (students, faculty, administrators, and community members). Candidates should demonstrate outstanding organization and communication skills; ability to make independent decisions and recommendations; ability to work independently and to maintain a proactive and collegial attitude while working as part of a team; and ability to keep a positive and diplomatic composure when interacting with various stakeholders.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Assignment Category: Parttime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
Internal Number: 19008205
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