Position Open: Preceptor in Russian Language, Harvard University

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for two positions of Preceptor in Russian Language. The appointments are expected to begin on July 1, 2022 with teaching beginning in Fall Semester 2022.

The successful candidates will each be expected to teach five courses per year in the Russian Language Program, both independently and as part of a team, and be involved with coordination and training of graduate student teaching fellows. We are seeking Russian language instructors who can teach at all levels and can contribute to a wide range of language courses with a variety of content (from literature to content in social and natural sciences).

In collaboration with the Director of the Slavic Language program and the Senior Preceptor in Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Preceptors would be expected to work on curriculum and materials design for Russian language teaching, assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Russian language program, and demonstrate proficiency in teaching with technology.

Preceptorships at Harvard are initially for one year, with multi-year contracts possible in subsequent years for up to eight total years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.

A doctorate in Russian language, literature, or a related field is required. For further information and application materials, see here.