Preceptor in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Preceptor in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Slavic Languages and Literatures Position Description

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Preceptor in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017 with teaching beginning in Fall Semester 2017.

The preceptor will be responsible for courses in beginning Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language (2 courses per academic year) and additional tutorials in intermediate and advanced Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian as needed. The preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language and assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including research in Slavic linguistics and second-language acquisition as well as possible establishment of opportunities for study abroad in the former Yugoslavia.

This is a part-time appointment valid for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.  Interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype in January 2017.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should have experience in teaching Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, language program and curriculum development, student advising and recruitment, materials design, teaching with technology, instructor training, and have native or near-native proficiency in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and English.

Additional Qualifications

An MA or PhD or equivalent graduate training is preferred.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal no later than December 16, 2016:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. A brief teaching statement and a sample of teaching materials and syllabi

4. Names and contact information of at least three references who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. (Letters should be submitted on the ARIeS portal and your application will be complete only when at least three letters have been submitted.)

Contact Information

Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Slavic Language Program
Barker Center 325
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email sclancy@fas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Sample Syllabus

Optional Documents

  1. Other

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