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Term Assistant Professor of Russian

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Nov 7, 2023

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Term Assistant Professor of RussianGeorge Mason University's Department of Modern and Classical Languages on the Fairfax, Va., campus invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor of Russian (non-tenure-track), beginning as early as January and no later than August 2024. This position is renewable based upon budgetary approval and includes a full range of benefits. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:As an integral part of the most diverse university in Virginia, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers fifteen foreign languages and a wide variety of courses in language, literature, film, and translation, from the introductory, to the advanced and graduate levels. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages is home to a diverse and collegial faculty committed to promoting diversity and exclusivity through excellence in research and instruction and in service to the university and the community. In addition, with close proximity to the nation's capital, students wishing to learn about Russia have the opportunity to participate in year-round Russian cultural activities at the national and international level. We provide students with a rich background in their chosen program, focusing on language skills, cultural knowledge, and knowledge of language structure and literature. The rewarding Russian program at Mason offers a minor in Russian language as well as study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities. Mason's Russian program is also an integral component of the interdisciplinary B.A. Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies.Responsibilities:This position requires the successful candidate to teach Russian language courses at all undergraduate levels as well as courses in Russian literature, translation, film and media. Additional responsibilities include holding regular office hours, participating in curricular development for the Russian program, department service and extracurricular activities.Required Qualifications:A Ph.D. in Russian Literature, Film and Media, Linguistics, or another related field at the time of appointment. ABD's may apply; andNative or near-native proficiency in Russian.Preferred Qualifications:Experience teaching Russian at the undergraduate level;Demonstrated interest in teaching courses that incorporate historical perspective on Russian language and literature and courses that address issues of empire, socio-economic and cultural diversity, film, and new media;Familiarity with curriculum design;Demonstrated interest in mentoring students and student activities; andDemonstrated interest in the creation and implementation of online courses, as well as incorporating technology into the classroom.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (one page max), a diversity statement (one page max), and the names of three references with contact information whom the committee may contact if needed.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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