Director of Basic Language Program in Russian

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applicants for a full-time, teaching-track faculty position as Director of the Basic Language Program in Russian, ideally to begin August 16, 2021.  Possible titles, depending on merit, background, and experience are:  Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Master Lecturer, Assistant, Associate, or Professor (Teaching). 

The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching.  His or her qualifications should include an M.A. or PhD in Applied Linguistics or Russian/Slavic with a scholarly or practical background in second language acquisition.  Candidates will ideally also have experience supervising other instructors, mentoring graduate assistant lecturers, and developing curriculum. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . Inquiries can be directed to Thomas Seifrid, Department Chair,  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


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