Three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Virginia Tech

Three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Virginia Tech
Job Description

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian position to begin August 10, 2023. The standard teaching load is 3/3 courses per academic year. Renewal is contingent on performance and available funding.

Required Qualifications

Requirements include: 1) PhD or equivalent by time of appointment in language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or related field such as Russian language, literature, or culture; 2) evidence of successful teaching of Russian at a US university; 3) commitment to proficiency-based and communicative approaches to teaching language; 4) native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English; 5) willingness to participate in co-curricular activities.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check. Occasional travel to national conferences may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications: experience in second language proficiency testing and assessment (such as ACTFL training/certification); ability to teach all levels of Russian language; experience in study abroad;. Priority will be given to applicants with degrees in language pedagogy or second language acquisition.

Additional Information

Applications are to be submitted online and must include: (1) a letter of application that describes the applicant’s teaching philosophy, relevant teaching experience, and contributions to a diverse and equitable environment through their research, teaching, and/or service; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) name and contact information, including email address, of three people who are willing to submit recommendation letters.

Please do not send any other materials at this time. After an initial review, finalists will be asked to have letters of recommendation submitted.

Applicant screening will begin on May 3, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Go to and apply to posting # 525321.

Members of groups historically underrepresented in the professoriate are especially encouraged to apply.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: April 10, 2023

Applications close: Open until filled