The Russian Area Studies program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (leave replacement) position beginning July 1, 2019. The VAP will teach four courses (two per semester) and the position is benefits eligible.
We seek an individual with expertise in any area of Russian cultural studies. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to teach intermediate and advanced Russian language, as well as Russian culture courses taught in English. Demonstrated initiative to participate in extracurricular activities is highly desired. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can offer a course on Russian culture through historical documents.
Familiarity with work at small liberal arts institutions is highly desirable. Appointment will only be made at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor rank.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Russian literature or Russian studies or be ABD at time of application and have native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English. Recent Ph.D. recipients and candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a signed letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/60349. For ABD applicants, one letter should be from the dissertation supervisor, indicating progress toward completion of the degree.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program seeÂ https://www.hws.edu/academics/russian/. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Kristen Welsh, Search Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York State?s Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.