The Military College of South Carolina

Adjunct Faculty - Modern Languages - Russian (pooled position)

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: Humanities

The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures seeks qualified individuals to join our adjunct pool for non-benefited, part-time teaching assignments in Russian at The Citadel 2023-24 academic year.

Adjunct Russian faculty members will teach 3-credit undergraduate courses. The opportunity exists to teach introductory courses. The specific courses involved may vary from quarter to quarter and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on departmental needs. Currently, we are searching for Fall 2023.

New hires for Fall courses are required to start 15 August, 2023.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching on campus courses meeting 3 times per week.
  • Preparation of class materials.
  • Weekly office hours.
  • Guidance and support of students.
  • Participation in Russian program meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated excellence and effectiveness in teaching Russian language.
  • Ability to work through email and to use MS Word and PowerPoint; ability to learn and use The Citadel's Canvas course management system.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively with cadets, veterans and military population.

Required Qualifications

  • MA in Russian language, linguistics, or a related field (e.g., Slavic Studies or Comparative Literature with clear Russian emphasis) by the time of application.
  • Native or near-native level fluency in Russian and English.
  • Experience teaching Russian language at the college or university level with proven excellence and effectiveness.
  • Interest in incorporating inclusive pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ABD or PhD in Russian, Slavic Studies, or closely related field, in hand by 1 March 2023.
  • Interdisciplinary breadth, with interest in including social, political, and other cultural contexts in all levels of teaching.
  • 1-3 years of experience teaching Russian culture courses in English
  • 3+ years of experience teaching Russian language at the college or university level with proven excellence and effectiveness.
  • Extended residence and extensive travel in Russia and/or the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • Demonstrated experience or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Work Schedule

Varies - to be coordinated with department chair.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through The Citadel HR website to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

This is a non-permanent, no Full-time position. We recommended applications from close geographical locations.

About The Citadel College

The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more.  Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master’s degree, the opportunities are endless.

There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.

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