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Visiting Lecturer - Russian

University of Florida

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Visiting Lecturer - Russian

Job No: 524897
Work Type: Visiting Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL), Alachua
Categories: Social/Behavioral Science
Department: 16860100 - LS-LANG LIT & CULT -GENERAL

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Job Description:

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, time-limited, Visiting Lecturer in Russian Language and Culture, beginning August 16, 2023.

Duties: (a) teach six (6) undergraduate language classes during the academic year at the beginning and intermediate levels (and/or other language levels if necessary), (b) collaborate with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction, and (c) demonstrate willingness to contribute to efforts to diversify the Russian language curriculum.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to gain the cross-cultural knowledge and expertise relevant to careers in an ever more internationalized world. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and the Department especially encourages applications from women and minority groups. We particularly welcome applicants who can create such a diverse environment with their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Advertised Salary:
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Requirements: M.A. degree or higher in Russian language and culture or other relevant area, including second-language acquisition, applied linguistics, and language pedagogy. Other requirements include native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with experience teaching Russian language at the US college/university level will be preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting and must include 1) letter of application, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants. Student evaluations may be requested at a later date.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2023, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received after January 31, 2023, may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Ingrid Kleespies, Chair, Search Committee, at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: Open until filled

To apply, visit

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